The Hare Krishna Movement (HKM) – Hyderabad, an initiative of ISKCON Bangalore, in pursuance of its objectives revived the age old Vedic tradition of serving ‘Annadanam’ (full meals) to all the visiting devotees of Sri Lakshmi Narasimha temple in Banjara Hills.Currently, the members of the Hare Krishna Movement feed visitors free food under the Nitya Annadanam programme. The visitors are mainly from the nearby government school as well as daily-wage labourers engaged in the vicinity. Nearly 150-200 people eat on the temple premises daily. The shrine also conducts festivals and Satsangs every Sunday.
“Srila Prabhupada, founder of ISKCON, had a vision to feed anybody who is hungry within a 10-mile radius of a temple. Taking this input, we have started Nitya Annadanam programme in the temple,” says Satya Gaura Chandra Dasa, president of the Hare Krishna Movement-Hyderabad.It is also planning to build a grand heritage and cultural complex to propagate the glory of the Lord and construction of grand Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple on this Site. It is one of the biggest projects of the Hare Krishna Movement in Telangana State.