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Festival of Colors - Holi
3:00 - 7:00 p.m., Saturday, April 4, 2015

This year will be better than ever! We have three bands lined up: The Mayapuris with Gauravani, First Priority, and Krsnatone. Go to http://www.festivalofcolorsfla.com/Bands.html to check them out and see the day's schedule. Please go to www.festivalofcolorsfla.com for all the details: great music, lots of color throwing, delicious vegetarian food, and more. We'll have snack and pizza tents too. Like us on Facebook too, and spread the word. Click here for poster.

Click here to buy tickets. Vendors, click here for more information about setting up at the festival. If you are interested to volunteer at the festival, click here for more information. All persons volunteering are eligible for a complimentary pass & prasadam at event.

Tulasi Seva at New Raman Reti
Our Tulasi Devi Plantation Prepares for Warmer Weather

As Spring approaches, we are making plans for this year's outdoor greenhouse for our 500+ Tulasi plants. She needs more of an outdoor/indoor approach, and we would like to do that by building a 12' x 24' screened and roofed-in extension on the existing pole barn. We will need to create level flooring under this roof also to facilitate watering and cleanliness. There have been many improvements made to our winter service for Tulasi's indoor greenhouse, and we want to provide the same high standard of care in her outdoor residence. This will result in a more secure and safe environment for Tulasi devi to thrive in. The current plan is a good one and will give us maximum results for minimum investment. Please help with our Tulasi seva.

Click below to make a donation.

Temple of the Vedic Planetarium
Click here to watch a short documentary about the ToVP on ISKCON News.


The Temple farmhands are in need of a pickup truck to use only on the farm. it doesn't have to be road-worthy, just farm worthy. We can even pay a little for the right vehicle. Contact Mukhya devi dasi at 386-462-2017 if you know of anything we might use here in Krishna's service.
Rama Navami Celebration
Sunday, March 29, 2015

The Supreme Personality of Godhead incarnated Himself as Sri Rama, appearing as the son of His pure devotee Maharaja Dasharatha, the King of Ayodhya. Lord Rama descended along with His plenary portions who appeared as His younger brothers. In the month of Chaitra on the ninth day of the growing moon in the Treta-yuga, the Lord appeared to establish the principles of religion and to annihilate the disturbing elements. Please join us to celebrate this holy event of Rama Navami, Sunday, March 29, 2015, at the ISKCON of Alachua Hare Krishna Temple:

  • 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. - Abhisheka of Sri Sri Sita, Rama, Laksman, and Hanuman, everyone participates 
  • 4:15 p.m. - Arati 
  • 5:00 p.m. - Special Lecture in Temple room 
  • 6:00 p.m. - Prasadam Feast

To make a donation for the feast or abisheka, click below. For more information, call Saksi Gopal das 352-222-1440 or the Temple office 386-462-2017 or E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , check our website: www.alachuatemple.com or see us on Facebook.

Go Raksha Dharma Cow Protection

The New Raman Reti Goshala’s primary concern is to glorify and protect the sacred cow whose presence is always supremely pleasing to Lord Krishna. Everything that the cow produces is for the benefit of mankind and yet this all-giving animal is ignored, abused and exploited in modern society. Through the experience of a functioning goshala, we will be able to educate people about the value of the gentle, magnanimous cow and the importance of oxen in farming.

Please support this great effort. We have raised 2/3 of the needed funds to build the Goshala, only $30K remaining and we can begin. Click here to support the program, or quickly donate below.

Sponsorship Options

The entrance walls to the Eco Teaching Farm are now complete. Hand made of cobb on a base of local rocks covered in tinted hempcrete and embellished with charming dancing cows, we pray that this lovely entrance way will usher in the new Goshala Barn for Krishna's milking cows.

Back to Godhead Magazine
Subscription Drive

Srila Prabhupada saw Back to Godhead magazine as the fulfillment of his request to "Study my books scrutinizingly and then give the purports in your own words." He was of course the first writer, printer, and distributor of Back to Godhead magazine, and encouraged his disciples to distribute it widely. In the early days of ISKCON, disciples went door to door with the magazine, and every harinama party had someone selling magazines to interested passersby. In those days Back to Godhead magazine was termed "the backbone of ISKCON." It was our first "book" for educating the general public on Krishna consciousness.

As times changed, sales have waned, and today there is a concentrated effort to invigorate distribution. The magazine is particularly geared for devotees and our large extended congregational members. You'll find interesting news from around the ISKCON world, relevant questions and answers, articles that delve into Vaishnava philosophy, and lots of gorgeous glossy photos.

Subscription Drive: Every temple in North America has been asked to commit to 30 new subscriptions a year for the next two years to give the magazine the financial base it requires to keep printing. If you don't currently subscribe, you can do so in our Temple Gift Shop, and at the book tent every Sunday. Single current issues are always for sale in the Gift Shop. As an offering to Srila Prabhupada for the 50th anniversary of ISKCON BTG hopes to show 10k subscriptions.
Guest Accomodations at Temple

We have a three- bedroom home that can accommodate up to six people comfortably. You can reserve just the master suite with attached bath ($60/night), one or both of the smaller rooms with shared bath ($40 per room/night) or the entire house ($100/night). There is a kitchen and living room, and breakfast and lunch served at the Temple is included. For reservations please call 386-462-2017 or E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to check availability. More photos.

ISKCON Alachua Community Business Directory
Advertise Your Business/Service Today

COMING SOON, THE ISKCON ALACHUA COMMUNITY BUSINESS DIRECTORY: If you have a business or service you would like to let the devotee community know about, we would like to list your information in our new Business Directory. A simple one or two line item is free. Bold print with your information highlighted is $25. Business card sized ads, as well as a half page or full page ad are available. Click here to download a form. You may E-mail, fax or bring it over to the Temple Office.

Caring for Devotees

We are happy to announce our new website "Caring For Devotees," a part of our NRR Devotee CARE efforts. Click here to read more.


Temple Tour

Deity Darshan