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Sri Radhastami Festival, Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Join Us For This Wonderful, Ecstatic Celebration and Offer Service to Srimati Radharani

Srimati Radharani

On Srimati Radharani’s special Appearance Day, everyone is very eager to offer some service to the Lord's topmost devotee, known as "the Queen of Vrindavan," and to obtain Her mercy. It is only through the mercy of devotees that one can obtain Krishna’s grace, and since Srimati Radharani is the topmost devotee, Her mercy is invaluable in achieving Krishna-prema or pure love of God. This following is a schedule of events for the day.

Sri Radhastami, Tuesday, September 2, 2014, Schedule: (Fasting until noon)

  • 4:30 a.m. - Mangala Arati
  • 7:20 a.m. - Guru Puja
  • 8:00 a.m. - Deity greeting, NEW DAY OUTFIT
  • 8:30 a.m. - Reading and Class
  • 9:30 a.m.- Bhajans & abhisheka by Temple pujaris
  • ALL DAY - Deity Viewing until curtains close 3:30 - 6:30 p.m. for Deity dressing in new outfit
  • 1:00 p.m. - Prasadam Feast
  • 5:45 p.m. - Radha Sahasra-nama-stotra Homa
  • 6:30 p.m. - Sundara Arati and maha kirtan, NEW EVENING OUTFIT, and darshan of Srimati Radharani's lotus feet (with famous ecstatic kirtan!)
  • 8:00 p.m. - Cake and Ice Cream
Sponsorship Opportunities: Sponsorships for Radhastami day are currently available. If you would like to sponsor any part of the Radhastami festival, click here.


Summer Festivals

The schedule for the remaining summer festivals is as follows:


    Saturday, August 23, 2014 - Jacksonville Ratha-yatra
    Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - Sri Radhastami

To see the complete schedule brochure, click here.


"Blazing Sadhus" by Acyutananda das
Book Available Online

Blazing Sadhus

"Blazing Sadhus" by Acyutananda das can now be accessed and read on Amazon Kindle, Apple i-books, Google Play, Barnes & Noble Nook.


Srila Prabhupada Vyasa Puja Book




Srila Prabhupada Vyasa-puja book - a collection of homages to Srila Prabhupada from devotees and temples all over the world is available in pdf format. 
Click here to get your Vyasa-Puja digital copy. 



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. 

 


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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.

Sponsorship Options


Wall

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

BTG

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
Ratha-Yatras for 2014
Book Distribution and Harinam Opportunities Coming Up

Rathayatra

Jacksonville Beach Ratha-yatra Festival
- Saturday, August 23, 2014


For up to date information on rathayatras, like us on Facebook and check out our website.


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.




CHECK OUT NEW ARRIVALS AT GIFT SHOP
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Temple Tour

Deity Darshan