As of August 1, 2020, the Alachua Hare Krishna Temple is on the following modified schedule for visitors. Up to 35 devotees can attend the daily morning program, Mangal Arati, Japa (outdoors), Greeting of the Deities and Guru Puja, as well as Srimad-Bhagavatam Class. Visitors can come during the day only at scheduled arati times, when there is a priest (pujari) on the altar performing a worship ceremony. (See the current arati schedule at the bottom of this web page.) Community members can continue to sign up to lead kirtans during the various daily aratis. And we are accepting visitors on Sundays for walk-through Deity Darshan between 4:15 pm and 6:30 pm, with free prasad to-go boxes handed out to all visitors at the exit gate. Face masks are required indoors and anytime you’re near others, and you’ll need to observe a strict physical distancing protocol of staying 6-feet apart. The temple will close early, at 7:00 pm every evening, including on Sundays.

*We now have 35 marked “X” spots on the temple room floor, physically distanced, 6 feet apart. Devotees can come and and either stand or sit on the yellow X marks to participate in temple functions, first come, first served. Once all 35 spots have been taken, please wait outside until a spot opens up. Please note that the temple is only open during actual arati times. Plan your visit accordingly.

RESTRICTIONS ON VISITING THE TEMPLE:  If you, or any member of your household, is feeling sick with a fever, cold, runny nose, cough, ‘flu, shortness of breath, diarrhoea, an respiratory illness, or if you have traveled within the past 14 days outside the state, or in any of the following “dark purple” counties where COVID-19 is spreading at a high rate per capita, please stay home and do not visit the temple. If you or any member of your household has, within the past 14 days, been diagnosed with symptoms that could potentially be a COVID-19 infection, or has tested positive for COVID-19, do not come to the temple until you have fully recovered and have confirmation of a negative test result. If you, or any member of your household, has recently come in contact with another person who has tested positive for COVID-19, please do not come to temple for 14 days following that contact, to ensure you do not have the virus. Thank you for your cooperation.

All visitors, guests, devotees, volunteers, staff must wear face masks when indoors, or around other people at the temple, and maintain physical distancing of at least 6 feet apart between others. It is especially important that everyone wear their masks while singing inside the temple room, including the person leading the kirtan.

On holy days and festivals, additional restrictions apply. To avoid overcrowding, we do not allow non-residents to participate in the morning program at the temple on such days. Instead, we usually provide a time for walk-through darshan in the late afternoon and evening, along with a packaged prasad feast in to-go boxes, similar to our Sunday schedule.

More details on all of the above can be found in the current temple newsletter here: https://alachuatemple.com/mantrini/newsletter.htm

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  • Temple Schedule

    As per August 1, 2020, this is our modified schedule during the pandemic. All visitors must wear face masks and observe physical distancing of a minimum of 6 feet between others. We have a maximum occupancy in the temple room of 35 persons, first come, first served. If all X spots are taken, wait outside until a spot opens up. We are only open during actual arati times, please plan your visit accordingly.

    • 4:30am – Mangala Arati
    • 5:10am – Tulasi Puja, altar closed
    • 5:20am – Japa outside, altar closed
    • 7:20am – Sringara Arati and Guru Puja
    • 8:00am – Srimad Bhagavatam Class
    • 9:00am – Temple closed until noon
    • 12:00pm – Raja Bhoga Arati
    • 12:30pm – Temple closed until 4:15 pm
    • 4:15pm – Dhupa Arati
    • 4:30 pm – Temple closed until 6:30 pm
    • 6:30pm – Sandhya Arati
    • 7:00pm – Temple closed for the day

    Sunday Program Schedule

    All visitors are required to wear face masks and remain physically distanced at least 6 feet from others. If you, or anyone in your household, is not feeling well, or has traveled in the past 14 days outside the state or in any of these counties with a high rate of COVID-19 infection, please stay home and watch our program live on the ISKCON Alachua Temple YouTube channel.

    • 4:00-6:30 pm  Gift Shop open
    • 4:15 pm – 6:30 pm Arati and kirtan with a continuous flow of visitors filing through the temple room for darshan of Their Lordships. You can stay for a few minutes and participate in the kirtan by standing physically distanced on the yellow X marks on the temple room floor. If all X spots are taken, please wait outside until one opens up. You can pick up a boxed prasad plate to-go at the exit gate in your car on the way out.
    • 7:00 pm Temple closed
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We’re located in Alachua, 3 miles from Exit 399 off Interstate 75, just north or Gainesville.