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ISKCON Newcastle (Hindu) Temple

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Feedback From Groups who visited us recentlyY4 Hindu Piccolage

Hi Kirtida
Thank you so much for our visit last week.
The children had a fantastic time.
I have attached a picture collage of the day as they all look so happy.
Thank you once again.
Hope to see you next year,

Nicola Brown
Assistant Headteacher
King Edward Primary School

Thank you so much for your visit to Castle Carrock. The children learned so much and really enjoyed it.
Mrs Fiona White
Castle Carrock Primary, Brampton, Cumbria

2016-06-29 09-11-04

Dear Kirtida,
Just a note to say thank you very much for visiting us at school last week. The workshop sessions were enjoyed by children and staff and will help us as we explore Hindu beliefs and the impact on way of life during the rest of this term.
As I mentioned, we work on a two year rolling programme at WJS so I look forward to contacting you, probably in July 2017, to arrange our next visit to the temple in the Autumn term of that year!
Many thanks, and best wishes,

Caroline Boardman
RE Coordinator
Wingate Junior School
Co Durham

Opportunities available

As representatives of ISKCON Educational Services, we offer the following services to schools:


Temple visits or providing a guest visitor to your school

  • Discussions on Vedic (Hindu) culture and Philosophy, with artefacts, anecdotal stories and audience participation. Topics include: animals, art, buildings, customs, dress, food, holy men, music, religious beliefs, and rituals, weather. Question and answer sessions included.
  • Dressing up in Indian costume and face painting.
  • Demonstration of the traditional arati ceremony worship as practiced by Hindus.
  • Playing of Indian musical instruments.
  • Workshops: e.g. making garlands and lamps for the shrine, mock weddings.
  • A Story. Tales from Ramayana, Mahabharata, Panca-Tantra etc. Basic morality might be included (e.g., why we should not tell lies). Children can be involved in dressing up, role-play etc.
  • Prashad: traditional vegetarian lunch (temple only) or sample of food
  • Temple shop offering a variety of souvenirs and artefacts for both students and teachers


INSET/Initial Teacher Training

  • Please contact us for more details (see below)

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Service Charges

ISKCON Educational Services aims to both support your teaching and maintain our own work in religious, moral & multicultural education. In certain circumstances we can make concessions, e.g when the RE budget is very low or when we are visiting a distant school and the travel expenses are unusually high. Please feel free to discuss these matters with us.

All charges are subject to VAT@20%


Visits to the temple

  • Without lunch                  £3.20 – £5.00    per head depending on details
  • With vegetarian lunch     £6.00 – £8.00    per head depending on details

Visits to your school

  • £55 per hour
  • Travel expenses: by car: 60p/mile
  • Or by public transport: refund of tickets etc.
  • All charges are subject to VAT@ 20%


  • Service charges
    Travel expenses: by car; 60p/mile or by public transport: refund of tickets etc.
  • All charges are subject to VAT@ 20%

Please make all cheques payable to ISKCON.

We offer one month for settling payment, but prefer to do so on the day.

Getting in Touch

If you are interested, please contact:

Kirtida Dasi
ISKCON (Newcastle)
304 Westgate Road
Newcastle upon Tyne
Tel: 07931769494