July 20, 2006
You follow a marked path around the temple area. If you choose, you can take a meditative path and say the "Hare Krishna" chant over 100 times while walking up to the main temple area. Once you enter the temple, there are countless things for sale. There is also a small exhibition area. Finally, near the end, you can receive darshan (a gift, usually food, from the god/goddess). Then you reclaim your belongings and exit.
Visiting this temple is a very strange, almost surreal experience due to the design of the large temple and the capitalistic nature of the sightseeing. The ISKON temple is very different from other Hindu temples.
From journal Beginning in Bangalore