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Month of Damodara Celebration at the Temple
Kartika festival continues until November 6, 2014


As we know this is a very auspicious time of the year, it is stated in the Skanda Purana that all holy places reside in the month of Kartika, which is eternally dear to Lord Krishna. Whatever pious deeds one performs to please Lord Vishnu during the month of Kartika brings a benefit that is eternal. It is an excellent time to increase your devotional service, your hearing about Krishna, reading shastras and chanting the holy names.  It is also a very auspicious time to contribute to seva at the temple, especially Go Raksha Seva, Cow Protection!

Every morning at 7:30 a.m. darshan, and every evening during 6:30 p.m. arati, we will chant the Damodarastakam prayers in the temple and give all the devotees present an opportunity to offer ghee lights to Sri Sri Radha Shyamasunda, Sri Sri Gaura Nitai, and Sri Sri Krishna Balarama. Please join us at one of these two times to worship Lord Damodara during this auspicious month.

If you would like the ghee lights sponsored in your name on any day during Kartik, please donate below.

Sponsor Ghee Lamps during Kartik
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Yamuna Devi: A Life of Unalloyed Devotion

Autobiography Now Available

Yamuna Book

Now available for pre-ordering, at 20% discount, the long awaited autobiography of Yamuna devi dasi, one of Srila Prabhupada's earliest disciples. Learn more about the book, "Yamuna Devi: A Life of Unalloyed Devotion" and how you can reserve your copy now. This and sample pages and chapter layout may be found by going to the book's website: http://krishnamagic.com/preview/

Caring for Devotees
New Website Called "Caring for Devotees" As a Part of NRR Devotee CARE Efforts:
We are happy to announce our new website, called "Caring For Devotees" a part of our NRR Devotee CARE efforts, Click here to read more. 

Govardhana Puja Community Festival
Sunday, October 26, 2014

Govardhana Puja

Join us for the Govardhana Puja Festival on Sunday, October 26, 2014, to celebrate Krishna lifting Govardhana Hill. There will be a new outfit offered on this day at 8:00 a.m. The day's schedule is as follows:

  • 4:15 p.m. - Arati and Maha Kirtan
  • 4:45 - 5:00 p.m. - Auction to benefit the new Goshala*
  • 5:00 - 5:40 p.m. - Bhaktivedanta Academy Students perform
  • 5:40 - 6:00 p.m. - Go (Cow) Puja and circumambulate Govardhan Hill
  • 6:30 p.m. - Maha Prasadam Feast
* We are 2/3 of the way towards our goal to build the new Goshala for rescuing dairy cows. Please plan to participate in the fundraiser auction on this auspicious day. We will have ahimsa ghee, butter and cheese, cow's milk soaps and much more for all the lucky sponsors.

On the actual day of Govardhan Puja, Friday, October 24, 2014, we will have a special morning class on the glories of serving Govardhan Hill, and a special kirtan and circumambulation of a hill offered that morning.

The benefits of all devotional seva is multiplied 1,000 times during this holy month of Kartik.


Donate for Govardhana Puja Feast

Donate for Govardhana Puja Hill

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.

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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.

New Goshalla for NRR

Happy Govardhana Puja!

ISKCON Alachua Community Business Directory
Advertise Your Business/Service Today

Business Directory

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.

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