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Hare Krishna Temple of Understanding

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Address: 50 Bhaktivedanta Swami Circle | Unit 5 Chatsworth, Durban 4092, South Africa
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spiritually on a another level

The peace and tranquility from the moment you enter the temple is astounding. You cal literally feel the presence of God! The vegetarian cuisine, is definitely worth travelling... read more

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Durban, South Africa
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The peace and tranquility from the moment you enter the temple is astounding. You cal literally feel the presence of God! The vegetarian cuisine, is definitely worth travelling for.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Peaceful and perfect place for mediation, prayers and safe. Always organized for major prayer dates and events. Restaurant has tasty food and always busy.

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Thank Prisana R
Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

For a spiritual experience like no other, the Iskcon temple is a must visit for all. The Govindas restaurant offers excellent unparalleled vegetarian meals

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We always visit this Temple when we vacation in Durban. Its well maintained and great if you are a spiritual person. I enjoy browsing their books on sale as they are very uplifting and educational. The Chatsworth area however has gone to the dogs and you would be wise to visit the temple in a hurry.

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Thank WanderingJames
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

Appreciate the beauty . The food at the Govinda is affordable and keeping with the customs . There is a new clothing shop that opened . Lots of books for sale . Dress code a must . take off your shoes , go inside , join the prayers and songs or just sit and mediate .

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Reviewed 6 March 2017

There are many religious sites that I have been to, various temples, churches, mosques, etc. However this temple is truly unique. A place of serene beauty that takes you away from the chaos of the world. The temple is truly unique in its design. They do offer tours around the temple, just speak to someone at the desk in the... More 

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Thank Theran P
Durban, South Africa
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Reviewed 20 February 2017

The temple was a nice experience as would be expected of a place of worship. It was however hard to find the entrance as the map pin wasn't on the exact location. Food at the Govindas restaurant was below average and extremely bland. We took away food only to discover that the biriani was spoiled and the coconut-laced sweets had... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

Nice temple in the heart of Chatsworth. Definitely worth a visit. Very good restaurant there as well. Good tasty vegetarian fair. One of the places i enjoy visiting and also for a meal.

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Reviewed 1 February 2017

This temple is rather grand, very clean, with pleasant surrounds and a great vegetarian restaurant underneath. It makes for a pleasant short visit (or longer, if you eat there).

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Durban, South Africa
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Reviewed 16 January 2017

Serene, peaceful, clean, well-kept, free entrance. Interior exquisitely decorated, especially the painted ceiling. Hard to access from Durban city centre, unless you organise a tour or book a cab (costly option). Freshly cooked vegetarian meals prepared in their restaurant.

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