New Raman Reti

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Sri Sri Radha Syamasundara
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Alachua Temple on Facebook
Alachua Temple is now on Facebook. Click this link to see.
Govinda's Gifts Shop
NRR 2018 Calendars are in stock in the gift shop and lobby for $6 while supplies last.

  • Our new line of adorable little girl's summer dresses
  • More murtis, altar decorations and arati paraphenalia
  • Lots of Tulasi mala
  • Check out our new line of 100% organic fragrance oils and aromatherapy blends from Govinda's Garden
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.
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.
Feast Sponsors
We would like to thank the devotees for kindly sponsoring the Sunday Feast throughout the year. Feast sponsorships are available for April and May 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.
  • April 1, 2018, - Prabir & Sri Gaurangi devi dasi Banik in honor of Nimai's 2nd Birthday
  • April 8, 2018, - Sadaisvarya Krishna das and Divya Shakti devi dasi in honor of their son's wedding
  • April 15, 2018, - Arundati Roi for her birthday
  • April 22, 2018, - Dr. Ananda and Shalini Kesari; Manian & Malathi Bala in memory of his mother, Vijaya Lakshmi
  • April 29, 2018, - Mohit Kaushal in honor of his parent's 50th anniversary
Guest Accomodations at Temple
Burfi 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: 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.
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.
Mental Illness
In case of a mental illness emergency, follow this protocol. Also, click here for mental health resources in 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!
Security Team Forming
Harinamananda das
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 at

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.)

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Srila Prabhupada
ISKCON Founder-Acarya: His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
17306 NW 112th Boulevard
Alachua, FL 32615
Phone: 386-462-2017
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Lord Narasimhadeva's Appearance Day
THIS Saturday, April 28, 2018
Lord Nrsimhadeva
Please join us Saturday, April 28, 2018, to celebrate the most auspicious Narasimha Chaturdasi. We are  fasting until dusk. Here is the day's schedule:
  • 4:30 a.m. - Mangala Arati
  • 8:00 a.m. - Srimad Bhagavatam Class
  • 9:30 a.m. - Abhisheka by Temple pujaris
  • All day bajanas in Temple room
  • 4:15 p.m. - Arati
  • 5:00 p.m. - Narasimha Homa
  • 6:30 p.m. - Maha Kirtan and Sundara arati
  • 7:00 p.m. - Feast
Please make a DONATION for Lord Narasimhadeva's Feast and Festival, click button below.
The Child Protection Office is commemorating 20 year of service 1998 - 2018.
In celebration of the appearance of Lord Nrsimhadeva, the original child protector, a special fire yajna will be held with the express intention to collectively pray to the Lord for protection of the children. Parents & caregivers bring your children to this auspicious event so that they may participate in and benefit from this sacrifice. 5:00 PM Saturday, April 28, 2018, at New Raman Reti.
Bake Sale: The Radharani Club Bake Sale will be going on during the festival. 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!

Simultaneously, the Radharani Club will have Deity Remnants Sale. Big and small outfits, crowns, accessories such as effulgences and turban pieces are just some of the items available for purchase. Be sure to stop by. Many items can enhance your home worship. There will also be other items such as (2) 3 drawer dresser cabinets and a 5000 BTU window unit air conditioner. Some of the items are pictured on the Radharani Club Facebook page.
Mukhya devi dasi reporting
Prayer to Lord Narasimhadeva
By Samapriya devi dasi
The Lord declared with a mighty roar
as He pulled the demon through door
“My devotee cannot be terrorized,
without the culprit penalized.”

Upon His sacred lap He strewn
the demon’s body in late afternoon.
And with His nails He ripped apart,
the dreadful brute of blackened heart.

For, there is no one who is more dear
to the Lord Whom all directions fear,
Than the devotee who gives his life
Paying no heed to suffering or strife.

In service love and gratitude
his life’s goal must be pursued.
The Lord cannot ignore His friend,
who chants His name until life’s end.
Dependent with no quest for more,
than he’s been dealt though rich or poor.

Oh Lord who shook the universe
to satisfy a brahman’s curse,
I pray to You to save us all
from threats and lures that make us fall,
Away from You to darkened space
where Your Holy Name has no place.

But keep us safe at Your feet
And let our tongues always repeat,
The glories of Your infinite fame,
the mercy of your Holy Name.
Samapriya devi dasi reporting
Seminar on Srimad Bhagavatam, Canto One at a Glance
By Narayani devi dasi, TODAY & TOMORROW Tuesday & Wednesday, April 24 & 25, 2018
What: Seminar on Canto One of Srimad Bhagavatam at a Glance.
When: Tuesday & Wednesday, April 24 & 25, 2018 from 7:00 - 8:30 PM
Where: NRR Temple Room
Who: Narayani devi dasi

This seminar, Canto One, Srimad Bhagavatam at a Glance Overview consists of two classes. Some discussion topics will be:
* Qualifications to hear Bhagavatam
* What is the purpose of Bhagavatam
* What is the ultimate good for humanity
* How to be free from all inauspicious things
* If a devotee falls down is he protected by the Lord?
* How to be free from lamentation, fear and illusion
* What to pray for at the time of death.
Mukhya devi dasi reporting
His Holiness Bhakti Vinoda Swami to Visit
Saturday - Monday, May 5 -7, 2018HHBhakti Vinoda Swami
His Holiness Bhakti Vinoda Swami will be visiting our community Saturday through Monday, May 5 - 7, 2018. He will give Caitanya Caritamrita class on Saturday, the Sunday Feast lecture on Sunday, and Srimad Bhagavatam class on Monday. His Holiness Bhakti Vinoda Swami has been a leading figure in the Bhakti Yoga Outreach of South India. He is currently serving as the Chairman of the International Outreach effort for the GBC Strategic Planning Team and is also the Zonal Secretary for the Kerala and West Tamil Nadu divisions.
Mantrini devi dasi reporting
Community Development Conference (CDI) Part 2: Analyze
Saturday, May 12, 2018
Community Development Initiative
200 devotees. Goal oriented sanga. Inspiring lectures. Energizing discussions. Fun activities. Self-development exercises. Free childcare - and a feast to match! If you missed this first conference you still have a chance at joining in the discussion and getting your voice heard, your project and cause understood, and to see devotional service in action! Following the success of the first Community Development Initiative Conference aka CDI, we are gearing up to facilitate the second round of this event - by the community for the community - on Saturday, May 12, 2018, at the Alachua Learning Academy. We expect a full turnout so please register early here use this link: or find it on our website:

Conference 2: Analyze will feature more exciting activities on community building and further steps to develop the focus areas identified in Conference 1. We will be honing in on finding resources, support, and solutions through practical measures and group analysis. There will be small break-out groups for easier discussion and guided ground rules to help everyone be heard. Appreciations from the last conference will be on display as well as a history presentation exercise. Vegan prasadam and child care will be available. Community development is a process where community members come together to take collective action and generate solutions to common problems. Does that sound like something you are interested in investing some time? We need you at the next conference!
Kumari Kunti Sherreitt reporting
His Holiness Sacinandana Swami Visit and Seminar - Save the Date!
Thursday - Tuesday, May 17 -22, 2018
HH Sacinandana Swami
His Holiness Sacinandana Swami will be visiting Alachua May 17-22, 2018. He'll be giving a three-day seminar at the Temple on "Living the Bhagavatam - Drawing Inspiration, Guidelines for Life, and Spiritual Strength from the Srimad Bhagavatam." The seminar will be structured as follows:

* Friday, May 18, 2018: 8:00-9:00 AM, topical Srimad-Bhagavatam class, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM seminar until lunch. 6:30 PM Gaura Arati, 7:00 PM Bhagavatam Katha, dramatic reading about the most attractive pastimes of the Lord and His devotees, followed by kirtan for Sayana Arati, 8:45-9:15 PM.

* Saturday, May 19, 2018: 8:00-9:00 AM, topical Srimad-Bhagavatam class, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM seminar until lunch. 6:30 PM Gaura Arati, 7:00 PM Bhagavatam Katha, dramatic reading about the most attractive pastimes of the Lord and His devotees, followed by kirtan for Sayana Arati, 8:45-9:15 PM.

* Sunday, May 20, 2018: 8:00-9:00 AM, topical Srimad-Bhagavatam class, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM seminar until lunch. 5:00 PM Sunday Feast lecture, 7:00 - 9:15 PM Kirtan in the Temple room.

PLEASE REGISTER: The seminar is free (donations welcome), but registration is requested so we can plan for the number of participants and prepare sufficient lunch prasadam. Please click here to register:
Manorama das reporting
Fernandina Beach Harinam
Saturday, May 5, 2018
Thousands of people expected to attend this event on Saturday, May 5, 2018 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM. The meeting place is the park lot off of of 8th street on Ash Street. Light Prasad will be provided at the Harinam.
Vishnu Priya devi dasi reporting
Help Beautify the Temple Property
Grow Fruits for Krishna at the Same Time
At the Temple, we are going to plant Orange and Lemon trees that do well in our climate zone. They look lovely, are fragrant, produce fruits for the Deities, and nourish the devotees. You can below to make a donation for this nice project.
Mukhya devi dasi reporting
Tallahassee Ratha Cart Wins Awards in Parade
Best in Their Category and Best in Show
Rath Cart
The Rathyatra cart and devotees won Best in their Category, and Best in Parade this year at the annual Tallahassee Spring Festival. Thanks to all the devotees who put so much energy to spreading the holy names around!! All of the youth who attended, danced, led kirtan and looked so attractive, to Dharmaraja das and family who take care of the cart and Deities from start to finish, and to Bhadra das for getting us back into this parade, and making all arrangements for it! We are all so proud of you and your glorious service.
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 April 24, 2018

Schedule subject to change. Click here for most updated schedule.
Srila Prabhupada
Day  Date  Speaker  Verses Festival  Sunday Feast 
Tues. 4/24 Sukhada devi dasi 11.20-8  
Divyanga das
Sesa das
Akuti devi dasi
Rucira devi dasi
Special Class
  Narasimha Chaturdasi
Karnapura das
Tamohara das
Nagaraja das
Kosarupa devi dasi
Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare
Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare