About the Temple

500 years ago in India, “Kalachandji” meaning “the beautiful moon-faced one” was worshipped by 1000s of devotees.

An impeccable crew of artisans constructed a temple for him, with drums, cymbals, and tambouras.

The temple was filled with melodious prayers, bhog made from fruits and grain, kirtans, and songs to honor” Kalachandji”, everyone poured immense love into him.

The rituals continued till the Moguls invaded India, to protect Kalachandji, locals hid him, thus putting an end to his prayers and pooja seva in the temple.

While, the locals had a strong belief that “Kalachandj’s” pooja seva would be restored back on earth very soon.

Centuries later,

A great devotee of Lord Krishna and founder of ISKCON his grace A.C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, arranged to have Kalachandji in the USA.

The land was procured for the establishment of this temple that now stands as the epitome of Krishna’s Love for devotees.

His Holiness instructed two ladies to procure a statue of Kalachandji from Jaipur India, and likewise, the ladies found a 500-year-old murti of Kalachandji in an old museum.

It was brought to the current temple in Dallas and the temple was inaugurated by Srila Prabhupada himself in the year 1972.

Temple Timings

Day Morning  Evening 
Monday to Sunday 4 am to 1 pm 4 pm to 9 pm

Daily Pooja Schedule



  1. Mangala aarti
4.00 am
  1. Deity Greeting
7.00 am
  1. Dhupa aarti
8.00 am
  1. Raj Bhoga aarti
12.00 pm
  1. Vaikalika aarti
4.00 pm
  1. Sandhya aarti
6.30 pm
  1. Shayana aarti
8.00 pm


Deity Special Pooja Darshanam

4.00 am to 5.00 am
7.00 am to 11.00 am
12.00 pm to 12.30 pm
4.00 pm to 7.00 pm
8.00 pm to 8.45 pm

Deities in the temple

The temple stands as an epitome of grandeur to adore and celebrate the birth and teachings of Lord Krishna.

With Lord Krishna being the main deity in the temple, the temple is also blessed with the murti celebration of Radha-Krishna, Rama Parivar, and Shri Krishna-Balarama.

A group of Gopika Lalithas and Vishaka murtis are present in the vicinity of the main deity.

Towards the left altar, the idols of Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu Swamy with Nithyananda and Srila Prabhupada Swamiji are present.

Festivals celebrated in the temple

These festivals are centered around the worship of Lord Krishna in the Sri Radha Kalachandji Mandir

  1. Krishna Janmashtami: To commemorate the birth of Lord Krishna, an 8th avatar of Lord Vishnu, the festival is proceeded by fasting, performing devotional hymns, singing and dancing to the bhajans of Sri Krishna.
  2. Ratha-Yatra: This is a festival of Chariots, it involves grand procession of the Deities Lord Krishna, Balarama, and their sister Subhadra.
  3. Govardhana Pooja: This festival relates the memory of Lord Krishna lifting of the Govardhana Hill to protect the residents of Vrindavan from the torrential rains sent by Lord Indra.
  4. Goura Purnima: This marks the appearance day of Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, an incarnation of Lord Krishna, where devotees engage in chanting and singing songs to Lord Chaitanya.
  5. Radhastami: It includes the celebration of the appearance of Srimati Radharani, the divine consort of Lord Krishna.

Other facilities and services in the temple

  • Bhaktivedanta Library: The temple offers a library or reading room where devotees can access a collection of books on spirituality, scriptures, and others related to Vaishnavisms, the Hare Krishna Movement, and Vedic philosophy.
  • Prasadam Hall: This is a sanctified vegetarian food center that offers food of religious significance to the devotees, special thali is made in favor of devotees on festivals and special occasions.
  • Kalachandiji Garden and Farm: The temple authority offers the facility of a beautiful garden and farm for local harvest, that is distributed to the needy as a service throughout the year
  • Cultural and Educational Programs: The temple hosts cultural and educational programs that promote vedic arts, music, dance, and philosophy.

These programs aim to educate and engage the youth and adult community in the spiritual and cultural aspects of Vaishnavism.

  • Sunday School and Youth Programs: Under this program children and youth get the benefit of Yoga, Language speaking classes, and Srimad Bhagavathgeetha learnings every Sunday.

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