The International Sri Krishna Mandir (ISKM) has its roots in Singapore. Sri Krishna Mandir (SKM) is the original name by which the Hare Kṛṣṇa movement has been operating in Singapore since 1997.
It strives to bring a sense of peace and well-being to the community by teaching the spiritual practice of bhakti yoga. This form of yoga fosters loving devotion through spiritualizing one's activities by performing them as service to God and all. The main meditative practice of Bhakti yoga is the recitation of the mantra,
HARE KRISHNA HARE KRISHNA
KRISHNA KRISHNA HARE HARE
HARE RAMA HARE RAMA
RAMA RAMA HARE HARE
Through the chanting of this 16-syllable mantra, one can achieve a more calm and peaceful mind thus awakening their innate spirituality and their desire to selflessly serve others and God.
In 1965, His Divine Grace A.C Bhakti Vedanta Swami (also known as Srila Prabhupada) brought the message of Sri Chaitanya, who taught the practice of bhakti yoga, to the West. Since then, millions of people worldwide have benefitted by following their teachings. Sri Krishna Mandir engages in vegetarian food distribution, philosophy, Sunday gatherings, children’s activities, retreats, yoga and meditation classes along with spiritual counseling for the benefit of the community. Our temple strives to serve everyone without any discrimination and all are welcome to participate, regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation or religious affiliation.