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 July and August 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.
  • July 1, 2018, - Dhiman, Suchitra, & Kristi in honor of Devanik Biswas' graduation (dharmarsi ghotra)
  • July 8, 2018, - Manveen Atwal in honor of Aaruv Trikha's 5th birthday
  • July 22, 2018, - Devarata das & Guruprasada devi dasi in honor of Namamrta's birthday
  • July 29, 2018, - Ajaya Kumar Kar, Ruby Satpaty, Riya Kar & Diya Kar
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 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: 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.)

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, July 17, 2018
From the President's Desk
Mukhya devi dasi
CHANDAN YATRA THANK YOUS: Thank you to the families who sponsored the Chandan Yatra flower outfits: Sharad Bihari devi dasi and Advaita Acharya das, Vishnupriya devi dasi and Godruma das, and an anonymous donor for Krishna Balarama’s altar, as well as Nandini Kishori devi dasi, Avatara Krsna das, Dandakesa devi dasi, Sranti devi dasi, Tessa Gordon and Ananga Manjari devi dasi, also helped make this possible... all the flowers, vases and decorations too.

Many devotees helped grind the chandan the last two months.This is a very slow tedious process, and it takes many many hands to get enough done for this day.

Thanks to the makers of the outfits, Sri Sri Gaura Nitai: Draupadi devi dasi, Ekadasi Vrata devi dasi, and helpers; Sri Sri Krishna Balarama: Rasa Manjari devi dasi, Madhurigopi devi dasi, and helpers; Sri Sri Radha Shyamasundara: Nitaipriya devi dasi and helpers. I don’t have all the helping hands listed but there were many. This is one of the most special things that happens in this temple: so many devotees come together in a beautiful serving mood to glorify our deities, and the mood is defnitely palpable to everyone who comes. We thank you all so much.
Flower Outfit
Flower Outfit
Flower Outfit
Mukhya devi dasi reporting
Visiting Guest Speakers
His Holiness Prabodananda Swami - Thursday, July 26, 2018 - Srimad Bhagavatam Class

Padmanayana das - Sunday Feast lecture, Sunday, August 5, 2018, and Srimad Bhagavatam class Monday, August 6, 2018

His Holiness Bhakti Purushottama Swami - Chaitanya Charitamrita class, Saturday, September 8, 2018
Mukhya devi dasi reporting

Monthly Sankirtan Festival (MSF)
THIS Saturday, July 21, 2018

Team ISKCON Alachua announces its next Monthly sankirtan festival (MSF) THIS Saturday, July 21, 2018. Our schedule is planned as follows:

10:15 AM - Meet in the Temple room (kirtan)
10:20 AM - Group Bhagavad Gita reading
10:40 AM - Inspirational talk by a sankirtan warrior
10:50 AM - Team formation and Departure for Sankirtan in Gainesville
2:00 PM - Picnic Lunch prasadam at Park Avenue Apartment clubhouse, Gainesville. Sharing of sankirtan realizations

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED: Please Register Online at 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. Any questions Email:, Text: (352) 519-4972.

Sri Vrindavana devi dasi reporting
Bhaktivedanta Academy Hiring for 20018/19 School Year
Middle/High School Teacher - Long-Term Substitute
Bhaktivedanta Academy is seeking qualified candidates who possess an enthusiasm for working with children in a highly collaborative teaching environment. If you are a self-starter who wants to be part of a mission-driven school that provides an opportunity to grow personally and professionally, we encourage you to apply for positions for the coming school year. Click Here for information.

Interested applicants should review the job announcements linked above and may either scan and email the completed application along with current resume to or fax to 386-518-2314. Send all correspondence to the attention of Visvambhara Das, Head of School.
Mahabuddhi das

We ask all the devotees to please pray for the full recovery of Mahabuddhi das, a beloved member of our temple community, who met with a serious accident recently.

UPDATE: I was there today, he is off breathing assistance, he can nod yes and no, smiles and makes facial expressions. He cannot speak yet probably from having a tube in his throat so long. It's too early to tell what his functioning will be. He is making slow but sure improvements daily.
Mukhya devi dasi reporting
New Krishna Lunch Van Needed
Donation for Prasadam Distribution
Our daily Krishna Lunch program is in dire need of a new van. We've been using a very old vehicle for a few years now, and it's starting to kick the proverbial bucket. We need something reliable, with air conditioning, that can be properly cleaned (ie: not rusty).If you would like your donation to go directly to PRASADAM DISTRIBUTION, this is the project to donate for. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!
Mukhya 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
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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 July 17, 2018

Schedule subject to change. Click here for most updated schedule.
Srila Prabhupada
Day  Date  Speaker  Verses Festival  Sunday Feast 
Tues. 7/17 Madhumati devi dasi 11.22.5  
Tamohara das
Chaturatma das
Mahamaya devi dasi
HH Bhakti Prabhupada Vrata Damodara Swami
CC: Madhya lila 14.140-153
Karnapura das
Nagaraja das
Dharmaraja das
Sukhada devi dasi
Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare
Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare