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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 the Temple office. 386-462-2017. As always, thank you for supporting the Deity seva in New Raman Reti by shopping at Govinda's Gifts.
- Big selection of tulasi 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
We would like to thank the devotees for kindly sponsoring the Sunday Feast throughout the year. Feast sponsorships are available for March and April, 2019. 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.
- March 3, 2019, - Malancha Chakraborati
- March 10, 2019, - Bhadra das
- March 17, 2019, - Maganbhai Patel
- March 31, 2019, - Prabir & Sri Gaurangi devi dasi Banik in honor of their son Nimai's Birthday
- April 14, 2019, - Yoga & Kamala Sundaram
- April 21, 2019, - Dr Anand & Shalini Kesari
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: email@example.com 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.
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.
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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!
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|Gaura Purnima Festival - the Holy Appearance Day of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu
THIS Wednesday, March 20, 2019 (fasting until moonrise)
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- BY TEMPLE PUJARIS
- 9:30 a.m. - Ongoing bhajans
- 12:00 noon - Raj Bhoga Arati
- 4:15 p.m. - Arati and Maha Kirtan
- 5:00 p.m. - TRANSCENDENTAL CHARADES: come get on a team enacting the pastimes of Lord Caitanya
- 5:30 p.m. - Sri Caitanya Astatarasatta Nama (108 names) Fire Yajna (Homa)
- 6:30 p.m. - Sundhaya Arati and maha kirtan, distribution of Holi colors
- 7:00 p.m. - Bonfire Burning of Holika
- 7:00 p.m. - Prasadam Feast
|Sponsor Gaura Purnima Feast:
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Bake Sale: The Radharani Club Bake Sale will be going on during the Gaura Purnima 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 p.m. If you can't bake, please come and buy something. All proceeds go for new Deity outfits and jewelry, so please contribute!
Mukhya devi dasi reporting
St. Augustine Ratha-yatra
THIS Saturday, March 23, 2019
Join us for the St. Augustine Festival of Chariots this Saturday, March 23, 2019. The event will be at The Gazebo at the Plaza de la Constitucion as follows:
10:30 AM - Chariot Procession
1:00 PM - Chanting Party
2:30 PM - Cultural Program
For more information, go to www.FestivalofChariots.org. See Poster.
Govinda Carol reporting
Your Tithing Dollars at Work
YOUR TITHING DOLLARS AT WORK At long last we have started our lighting improvement project, and Phase I is almost complete.
Phase I: Three new lights for the field side of the parking lot, and one new light pole for the front side by the fountain, give us 5 working tall pole LED lights that come on in the dark and go off in the light. This phase will complete next week with one new light fixture near the yajna pit, and a fix for the light on the walkway at the bulletin board.
Phase 2 includes flood lighting attached to the back of the overhang at the vendor area lighting the playground and that field where (and only where) the children can kick balls around, as well as putting all the under-lighting onto one switch eliminating the slew of extension cords on the ground.
Phase 3 is also in two parts. One will add flood lights off two sides of the pavilion where picnic tables are set up, the second will handle the cafe lighting under the prasadam serving table so that they come on and go off with the flick of (one) switch.
As the title says, this is thanks to all of our monthly tithers, who sacrifice their hard earned money to support the Temple for the benefit of everyone who comes here. Without you, nothing would happen, because money is the honey in Kali Yuga. It buys all the bhoga and flowers for the glorious offerings to Sri Sri Radhe Shyam, Sri Sri Krishna Balaram and Sri Sri Gaura Nitai. You too can take part in this powerful service, and feel the reciprocation from the Lord Himself. Please become a Temple supporter through monthly tithing. Click here to learn more. http://alachuatemple.com/tithe-support-monthly/
Mukhya devi dasi reporting
Last Saturday, March 9, 2019
Last Saturday, March 9, 2019, the 10 action teams created by the community development initiative gave their first quarterly report to the CDI team and the Temple Board since having begun working together. Most of the teams have been having regular meetings and some already reaching some of their set goals.
We hope that these teams will become long lasting cornerstones of our community.
Not only are they a great asset for our community to strive in the different areas that they represent, but they are also a place where congregation members can find a place of relevance by their team's contributions and where relationships can flourish in the process of working together.
The teams will be presenting their progress reports to the community at the upcoming celebration of Srila Prabhupada's Appearance Day.
If you are interested learning more about the CDI action teams or joining one of the groups, please visit NRRCommunity.com or contact Nila Khurana at 352-316-3552
A link to the teams' progress reports can be found here.
Namamrita das reporting
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Dhruva Maharaja das reporting
Eco Farm Peaceful Gardens Project
Teaching Farm Goals
One of the goals of our Eco Teaching Farm is to create an opportunity for classes outside of our own community to come out and visit the Temple. Our Eco Farm is an ideal vehicle to draw in students of all ages. Activities with our cows, planting, natural construction, cooking over cow dung stoves...the list goes on. There are so many learning opportunities in nature.
The beginning of February our second large grade school class will come out for the day. Part of their visit will include taking lunch with us and visiting the temple room, as well as time spent in activities especially designed by Akuti devi dasi.
One of our new projects will help facilitate the classes, creating a beautiful serene place to sit amongst the gardens and hear about the lesson of the day.
Akuti and helpers will take the first garden on the right and clean it up, create a fish pond with a bridge over it, a gazebo for shaded seating, and flower gardens for our deity worship.
We need fencing and materials to build all of this.
The total for the project is $7,000.
Please consider making a contribution in any amount and help make this happen. DONATE HERE. We provide the labor!!
Mukhya devi dasi reporting
Beautiful Temple Flower Gardens
Golf Cart Needed
Do you feel peace and happiness every time you see the beautiful colorful flowers in the beds by the walk way?
Are you grateful that we grow our own fancy flowers for offering to Krishna?
Do you appreciate the manicured plantings all over the front of the property?
Here's a nice way to show your appreciation. Our hard working dedicated gardener Madhuryalilananda devi dasi is in need of a golf cart. This is how she gets around to tending all these planted areas. The cart she has been driving for the past few years (25 years old) has died. She needs a new one as soon as possible. We can get her something good that will last for years to come, for $3,000.
Click here to make your donation.
Mukhya devi dasi reporting
Call for Homages for Online Vyasa-Puja Book
Open to All Disciples of Srila Prabhupada
if you're a direct disciple of Srila Prabhupada, please check out www.sptributes.com to learn about an online Vyasa-puja book open to all his disciples. The deadline for submission to this book is April 15, 2019. This book is a forum
for all of Srila Prabhupada's disciples to come together, to rejoice, to share and to inspire each other in the common purpose of glorifying His Divine Grace.
Dravida das reporting