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Alachua Temple on Facebook
Alachua Temple is now on Facebook. Click this link to see.
Govinda's Gifts Shop
  • Big selection of tulsi mala and neckbeads, many from the world famous Radha Kund carvers
  • Ladies anarkalis is all sizes, from XXS through XL
  • Girls dresses all sizes
  • Lots of new skirts
  • 100% pure and organic fragrance oils for Deity worship
  • Artwork and Murtis galore
  • Bedspreads, Chaddars (men and women),
  • Lots of new gorgeous saris from all over India
Come on in and check it out. Open Sunday from 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM. If you would like to get into our store during off hours, please call or text Rasalila devi dasi, and she will be happy to take you in. 352-222-1011. As always, thank you for supporting the Deity seva in New Raman Reti by shopping at Govinda's Gifts.
Feast Sponsors
We would like to thank the devotees for kindly sponsoring the Sunday Feast throughout the year. Feast sponsorships are available for October and November 2018. This is a wonderful and auspicious way to honor birthdays, anniversaries, births, and departed loved ones, and get the blessings of Krishna and His devotees. Please call the Temple Office at 386-462-2017 if you are interested or click this link.
  • October 7, 2018, - Sree Krishna in memory of his grandfather, Jeena Renga Raja
  • October 14, 2018, - Mukhya devi dasi in honor of her and her son's (Ambarish) birthdays
  • October 21, 2018, - Sripal Padam
  • October 28, 2018, - Rajesh Thakur
  • November 4, 2018, - Harp Bagga
  • November 11, 2018, - Virinder & Sushma Bhardwaj in honor of Lokesh Newas' Birthday (their son)
  • November 25, 2018, -Guruprasada devi dasi & Namamrta devi dasi in honor of Devarata das' Birthday
Guest Accomodations at Temple
Now you can spend a weekend or longer experiencing the peaceful spiritual life of our Hare Krishna farm community. We currently have one guest house with three bedrooms that can accommodate up to 6 people. The guest house has WIFI. The charge for the guest house is $125 per night. Individual rooms may also be rented, depending on the number in your party. The master bedroom with attached bath is $65/night, the single room is $45/night and the bunk room is $49/night. These two rooms use a shared bath in the haallway. Breakfast and lunch are served at the Temple at 9:00 am & 12:30 pm, which are available to you if you are here at those times. Please note that check-in is between 3-8 pm and check/-out is by 11 am. For reservations please call 386-462-2017 or E-mail: to check availability.
Morning Sweets
The morning sweets from our Deities can now be sponsored for a donation of $51.00. This is a wonderful way to honor a loved one or an event.  Please contact the Temple office at 386-462-2017, or see Saksi Gopal das for more information. You can also sponsor online by clicking this link.
Community & Classes

TUESDAY EVENING CLASS Interactive discussion every Tuesday, 7:00 p.m. in the Temple room. Topic will be the systematic study of Srila Prabhupada's Caitanya Caritamrita, focusing on his key points from each purports in each chapter. Please come and hear the class live in the temple room, or online at Facilitator: Prana Govinda das. If you cannot attend, text your questions/thoughts/comments throughout class to 352 222 9696 .

FRIDAY NIGHT BHAJANS every Friday, 7:00 p.m. in the Temple room.
New Family Room/Nursery at the Temple This space is a heated and cooled space for parents to take care of their babies and young children while listening to the Temple program via radio. Current open hours are festival evening programs and Sunday feasts when the gift shop is open. Additionally, a coded lockbox with a key inside is now installed on the building so parents can access this space during the daily morning program and festival morning programs.
Mental Illness
In case of a mental health emergency, follow this protocol. Also, click here for mental health resources in the Gainesville area.

Other Website Links

Cow Protection
Krishna and the Cows
Learn about our Cow Protection Program at our Face Book Page or our Web Site. Learn about our Retired Cow Program at Save the Cow website. Remember, you can't have cow protection without a retired cow program. That's what it's all about!

Newsletter Deadline Reminder

Newsletter Staff:
Editor-in-Chief: Mukhya devi dasi
Mantrini devi dasi
Deity Photos: Mantrini devi dasi
Article Submission deadline:
1:00 p.m.Friday weekly

Send Temple-related articles/photos to: (The editors reserve the right to exclude or edit all submissions.)
Srila Prabhupada
Dedicated to ISKCON Founder-Acarya: His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
17306 NW 112th Boulevard
Alachua, FL 32615
Phone: 386-462-2017
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Eco Teaching Farm's Fall Festival
THIS Saturday, October 27, 2018
Enjoy a day (10 AM to 4 PM) at the 3rd Annual Eco Teaching Farm's Fall Festival at the Temple! This festival features classes and workshops all day including: care for cows, wildcrafting, Alex Ojeida on permaculture, making butter and cheese, flat breads, homemade fertilizers and pesticides, canning and preserving, fun with fermentation, making salves, children's activities and more. Lots of great vegetarian food and cart rides from the parking lot. $5 entrance fee. Schedule:

10:00 AM - Puri Rolling, Cow Info & Feedinng
10:30 AM - Herb Walk
11:00 AM - Making Curd, Building Healthy Soil
Noon -Biogas Digester Demo
1:00 PM - Building Healthy Soil, Herb Walk
2:00 PM - Making Salves, Ointments & Cleaners, OX Power & Training
3:00 PM - Fermentation, Cow Info & Feeding

* We are in desperate need of someone to oversee the Children's Tent. You will have able helpers, and we have a box full of ideas. Three Hours.

*Cut sugarcane for the cane boil, 9:00 am Friday, October 26, 2018, at Dravinaksa das' house.

*Help set up the Festival 4:00 pm Friday, October 26, 2018, at the Eco Farm.

See poster.
Mukhya devi dasi reporting
Month of Damodara Celebration at the Temple
Kartika Festival Begins TOMORROW!, October 24, 2018
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 Visnu 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 after Gurupuja at 7:30 a.m. and every evening after 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 wicks 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 Kartika, CLICK HERE.

We need help throughout the month making ghee wicks, we go through a few thousand in the next 30 days. Please stop by the pujari room for supplies and instructions.
Mukhya devi dasi reporting
Jacksonville Florida/Georgia Football Game Harinam
THIS Saturday, October 27, 2018, in Jacksonville, Florida
There will be a Florida/Georgia Football Game Harinam on Saturday, October 27, 2108, in Jacksonville, where more than 100,000 people are expected to attend! The meeting place is at Gate Three at the TIAA Jax Football Stadium. The Harinam will start at 1:30 p.m. and continue until 3:30 p.m. Light prasadam will be served at the harinam.
Visnu Priya devi dasi reporting
Community Development Conference Part 3
Saturday, November 3, 2018, at Alachua Learning Academy
The CDI team is happy to announce New Raman Reti's third community development conference, which will take place Saturday, November 3, 2018, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Alachua Learning Academy.

This event will offer an organized approach to serving and sharing with friends by launching Action Teams for the 10 focus areas that emerged from the CDI Survey, and Conferences 1 and 2 where we “Explored” and “Analyzed” the different facets of our growing community.

During this third and final conference, entitled “Implement”, you can expect more fun icebreaker exercises, special presentations on team building and a lot of exciting audience participation to get you and your team on the road to success. There is tremendous potential through this conference to develop our community on many levels and further Srila Prabhupada’s movement, all you need is to come join your team!

Please go to to review the Focus Areas, Register, and find your friends on the growing list of Action Team members. Registration closes on Tuesday, October 30, 2018.
Namamrita das reporting
Govardhana Puja and Go Puja Festival
Sunday, November 4, 2018
Govardhana Hill
Join us for the Govardhana Puja and Go Seva Festival on Sunday, November 4, 2018, to celebrate Krishna lifting Govardhana Hill. The day's full schedule:
  • 4:15 p.m. - Arati and Kirtan
  • 5:00 p.m. - Auction to benefit the Goshala and Eco Farm. Don't miss out on fantastic gifts for all donations
  • 5:30 p.m. - Go (Cow) Puja outside
  • 5:45 p.m. - Govardhana Hill Puja
  • 6:00 p.m. - Prasadam Feast
  • 6:30 p.m. - Bhajans in the Temple room
Thursday, November 8, 2018, is the actual date of Govardhan Puja this year. We will have a special morning class celebrating this blissful pastime, and we will all worship Govardhan hill after class! Please come over.
Bake Sale: The Radharani Club Bake Sale will be going on during the Govardhana Puja festival celebrated on Sunday. We are calling on everyone to kindly bake or cook an item for the sale. Please bring your item to the Radharani Club table at 4:00 PM. If you can't bake, please come and buy something. All proceeds go for new Deity outfits and jewelry, so please contribute!

The benefits of all devotional seva is multiplied 1,000 times during this holy month of Kartika
Mukhya devi dasi reporting
Srila Prabhupada's Disappearance Day - Sunday, November11, 2018
Mark Your Calendars

Srila Prabhupada's Disappearance Anniversary, Sunday, November 11, 2018, (Fasting until noon)

  • 4:30 a.m.—Mangal Arati
  • 5:00 a.m.—Tulasi Puja
  • 5:30 a.m.—Japa
  • 7:20 a.m.—Guru Puja
  • 7:45 a.m.—Greeting the deities
  • 8:00 a.m.—Remembrances and offerings of all the devotees
  • 11:45 a.m.—Pushpanjali
  • 12:00 noon—Arati to Srila Prabhupada and to Sri Sri Radha Shyamasundara
  • 12:30 p.m.—Distribution of Srila Prabhupada's Maha Prasadam Feast
  • 4:15 p.m. - Arati and Kirtan
  • 5:00 p.m. - Class
  • 6:00 p.m. - Prasadam Feast
  • 7:15 p.m. - Arati memorializing Srila Prabhupada's departure from this world
NOTE: We are hoping to offer Srila Prabhupada 108 special preparations that day! Please bring as many preps as you can possibly make by 10:00 AM that day.
Mukhya devi dasi reporting
DVDs Now Available of the Film
"Hare Krishna! The Mantra, the Movement, and the Swami who Started it All,"
DVDs of the film "Hare Krishna! The Mantra, the Movement, and the Swami who Started it All," are now available. The DVD includes extra scenes that were not in the final film, such as Srila Prabhupada aboard the Jaladuta and in Butler, Pennsylvania. It is also dubbed in Russian and is subtitled in 17 languages, including Spanish and Hindi. The cost is $25, with reductions for bulk orders. To purchase, please go to: Or they are available from Rasamrita devi dasi, phone: 703 732-1896.
Visakha devi dasi reporting
Hare Krishna Social Services
Radha Selvester, HKSS Coordinator with Bhanumati dasi, HKSS Assistant
MEAL TRAIN for a senior citizen recovering from a broken hip:
MEAL TRAIN and DONATIONS requested for a young mother and her newborn baby (hospitalized for a month so far due to life-threatening complications during her birth): &
HOUSING: Couple with three small children need temporary place to stay while waiting for apartment. They are OK where they are until November 30. They can pay modest rent.
HOUSING: Senior male devotee will need a low-rent room in a month or two.

Call or Text (352) 727-8211 9 am – 9 pm (Phone is left on at night for serious emergencies only)
E-mail anytime –
Radha devi dasi reporting
Save the Date - Next ISKCON Disciples Course in Alachua
Friday - Sunday, November 30, December 1 & 2, 2018
The ISKCON Disciples Course is a training program which deepens devotees understanding of guru tattva and guru padasraya within the multiple guru environment of ISKCON. This is a mandatory course for all devotees preparing to take initiation in ISKCON. (The course is also recommended for leaders, preachers, counselors and educators in ISKCON.) The course was developed under the direction of the Guru Services Committee, with the combined efforts of leading educators in ISKCON. The course is based on the teachings of Srila Prabhupada and current ISKCON Law and gives reference to the writings from the broader Gaudiya Vaisnava tradition. The 14 lessons include Powerpoint presentations, fun interactive workshops and assessment exercises. You will receive a certificate at the end of the class.
Class details in coming weeks.
Mukhya devi dasi reporting
Their Lordships Sri Sri Gaura Nitai
Sri Sri Gaura Nitai New Raman Reti
Their Lordships Sri Sri Radha Syamasundara
Sri Sri Radha Syamasundara New Raman Reti Dhama
Their Lordships Sri Sri Krishna Balarama
Sri Sri Krishna Balarama in New Raman Reti Dhama
Daily Class Schedule - Week of October 23, 2018
Schedule subject to change. Click here for most updated schedule.
Srila Prabhupada
Day  Date  Speaker  Verses Festival  Sunday Feast 
Tues. 10/23 Kosarupa devi dasi 11.25.26-27  
Janmastami das
Govinda das
Dina Sharana das
Nagaraja das
Madhya 15.37-41
Karnapura das
Tamohara das
Yamaraja das
Nanda devi dasi
Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare
Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare