Srila Prabhupada established many temples worldwide for the glorification of the Supreme Lord Krsna and the benefit of the conditioned souls. In the Nectar of Devotion he writes:
"It is stated in the Visnu-rahasya: 'Any person who can arrange for service to the Lord in the same way that a king is given service by his attendants is surely elevated to the abode of Krsna after death.' Actually, in India, the temples are just like royal palaces. They are not ordinary buildings because the worship of Krsna should be performed in just the way that a king is worshiped in his palace. So in Vrindavana there are many hundreds of temples wherein the Deity is worshiped exactly like a king. In the Narada Purana it is stated: "If a person stays in the Lord's temple even for a few moments, he can surely achieve the transcendental kingdom of God."