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NRR Calendars are in stock in the gift shop and lobby for $6 while supplies last.
LOOKING FOR THE PERFECT GIFT FOR FAMILY AND FRIENDS?
Govinda's Gifts has everything for your Krishna conscious lifestyle. NEW! We are full up with new items including:
Come on in and check it out. Open Sunday from 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM, We can open for you by appointment. As always, thank you for supporting the Deity seva in New Raman Reti by shopping at Govinda's Gifts.
- Women's Clothing
- Children's Clothing
- Men's Clothing
- Lots of new Tulasi mala
- Bedspreads, shawls, deities and deity clothing
- Jewelry PLUS
- A new line of 100% organic or wildcrafter Fragrance Oils
Our Store hours are Sunday from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and evenings by appointment by calling the Temple Office at 386-462-2017.
We would like to thank the devotees for kindly sponsoring the Sunday Feast throughout the year. Feast sponsorships are available for February and March 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.
- February 4, 2018 - Sthitadhi Muni das on behalf of Richard Friedman, Robin Kreitzer, GH Ruth and Tomar devi dasi
- February 11, 2018 - Ambuja & Pachagiri Suresh in memory of his mother, Rathnamma
- February 18, 2018 - Sarvesh Mahajan on behalf of his wife, Manjulali devi dasi for their 15th Anniversary; Manveen and Gaurav Atwal in honor of their marriage anniversary
- February 25, 2018 - Pravin Rathur & Rajesh Thakur
- March 4, 2018, - Manveen and Gaurav Atwal in honor of Gaurav's 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 charge for the guest house is $120 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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org to check availability.
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.
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 www.alachuatemple.com. 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.
Here is a link for a COMPLETE LIST OF CLASSES available in the community.
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.
HEART TO HEART: To stay informed about the health and well being of our community members, please let us know if you or someone you know is dealing with serious illness, hospitalization, surgeries, or other problems. Please call the Temple office at 386-462-2017 weekdays between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. At all other times you can leave a message.
In case of a mental illness emergency, follow this protocol. Also, click here for mental health resources in Gainesville area.
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!
Editor-in-Chief: Mukhya devi dasi
Editor/Production/Reporter: Mantrini devi dasi
Deity Photos: Mantrini devi dasi
Article Submission deadline:
1:00 p.m.Friday weekly
Send Temple-related articles/photos to: email@example.com
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- Shivaratri - THIS Sunday, February 18, 2018, Schedule:
- 4:00 PM - Shiva Linga aabhisheka, all partiipate
- 4:15 PM - Arati and maha kirtan
- 5:00 PM - Class on Lord Shiva
- 6:00 PM - Prasadam Feast
Maha Cleanup - Gundica Temple Cleaning
THIS Saturday, February 17, 2018
Please join in to help deep clean your temple before Gaura Purnima and get the special purifying benefits and mercy of Lord Caitanya.
We'll be getting down and dirty in Radharani's Kitchens, the Pujari rooms, and the Temple room. Weeding around the flower beds too.
Come one and all, bring your children, there is SO MUCH to do.
9:00 AM -12:00 Noon.
Lunch served afterwards.
Mukhya devi dasi reporting
Gaura Purnima Festival - the Holy Appearance Day of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu
Thursday, March 1, 2018 (fasting until moonrise)
This was taken from "Prologue" to "Teachings of Lord Caitanya" (A.C.Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. 1974. pages xiii-xxii.)
"Caitanya Mahaprabhu was born in Mayapur in the town of Nadia just after sunset on the evening of the 23rd Phalguna (1407 Sakadba), answering to the 18th of February 1486 of the Christian Era. The moon was eclipsed at the time of His birth, and the people of Nadia were then engaged, as was usual on such occasions, in bathing in the Bhagirathi with loud cheers of Haribol. His father, Jagannatha Misra, a poor 'brahmana' of the Vedic order, and His mother, Saci-devi, a model good woman, both descended from 'brahmana' stock originally residing in Sylhet. Mahaprabhu was a beautiful child, and the ladies of the town came to see Him with presents. His mother's father, Pandita Nilambara Cakravarti, a renowned astrologer, foretold that the child would be a great personage in time; and he, therefore, gave him the name Visvambhara. MORE.
Schedule of Events for the Day:
- 4:30 a.m. - Mangal Arati
- 7:20 a.m. - Guru Puja
- 8:00 a.m. - Deity Greeting (New Outfit)
- 8:30 a.m. - Lecture - Caitanya Lila
- 9:30 a.m. - Abhisheka of Gaura Nitai Deities- all participate
- 9:30 a.m. - Ongoing bhajans
- 12:00 noon - Raj Bhoga Arati
- 4:15 p.m. - Arati and Maha Kirtan
- 5:00 p.m. - Performance by Bhaktivedanta Academy
- 5:30 p.m. - Sri Caitanya Astatarasatta Nama (108 names) Fire Yajna (Homa)
- 6:00 p.m. - Prasadam Feast
- 6:30 p.m. - Sundhaya Arati and maha kirtan, distribution of Holi colors
- 7:00 p.m. - Bonfire Burning of Holika
|Sponsor Gaura Purnima Feast:
|Sponsor Gaura Purnima Flowers:
Mukhya devi dasi reporting
Jacksonville "Monster Jam" Harinam
Saturday, February 24, 2018, at the EverBank Field
Please join us for the "Monster Jam" harinam at the EverBank Field on Saturday, February 24, 2018. This event will be attended by thousands of people who will benefit from hearing the Holy Name!
The meeting place is at Gate 3 at the Jacksonville Football Stadium. The Harinam will start at 5:00 p.m. and continue until 7:00 p.m. Light prasadam will be served at the Harinam.
Visnupriya devi dasi reporting
Monthly Sankirtan Festival (MSF)
Saturday, February 24, 2018
In preparation for the Holy Appearance of Sri Gauranga Mahaprabhu, Team ISKCON Alachua announces its Monthly Sankirtan Festival (MSF) on Saturday, February 24, 2018,
10:00 AM - 2:30 PM.
Our schedule is as follows:
10:00 AM - Bhagavad Gita reading as a group
10:30 AM - "The Penny Principle" as elaborated by Vaisesika das
10:45 AM - Team formation and departure for Sankirtan in Gainesville
2:30 PM - Lunch prasadam at the Temple pavilion with sharing of sankirtan realizations
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED: Please Register Online at alachuatemple.com/msf. You may also register at the Lobby Book Table on Tuesdays (7:30-9:30 AM) or Sundays (5:00 - 8:00 PM).
Donations for books are most welcome.
Sri Vrindavana devi dasi reporting
Temple Volunteer Services
Listing Online and in Temple Room
Please check out our new feature the Volunteer Temple Services Board.
If you've ever wanted to do some temple seva but didn't know what was available to choose from, now you will.
All of our department heads will make updates with special projects, short and long term services you can jump into at your convenience.
For now you can choose from helping with Deity Seva, the Eco Farm, our Organic Gardens, and Radharani's Kitchen.
Keep checking for updates, or come over anytime when you can to strengthen your relationship with Krishna through service. Here is the Online Listing.
Mukhya devi dasi reporting
NEW! Free Bhaktivedanta Vedic Library
Stream or Download Srila Prabhupada's Audiobooks
The heart of the Bhaktivedanta Vedic Library is a comprehensive offering of
Srila Prabhupada's books and teachings presented in audio form,
available to be streamed or downloaded, free of charge. Some of the offerings to be found include:
o Video Previews of Krsna Book Stories in Srila Prabhupada’s own Words (meant to promote the books)
o How and Why to Offer Your Food - Prasadam Cooking Videos
o Videos - Teaching Prayers by Chanting Along with Srila Prabhupada
o Video Presentations on the Basics of Diety Worship in the Home
o Video Series of Topical Srila Prabhupada Lectures
Please use this wonderful resource in your home and in your preaching. LINK.
Mantrini devi dasi reporting
For the Temple
A SECURITY TEAM IS FORMING: Harinamananda das is forming a Security Team for the Temple; he will oversee and train devotees interested in doing this service to help protect our community especially during our larges festivals and the Sunday program.
If you are interested in being part of this service or learning more about it, please contact Harinamananda prabhu at 786-897-2411 or by email