Upcoming Festivals

We invite you to attend our upcoming festivals.

Spiritual festivals provide opportunity for us to focus on the forms of the Lord and important spiritual personalities and thus become inspired in our life.

We rely on the generosity of our community and wellwishers to hold these festivals. If you would like to be part of providing these wonderful celebrations, please become a donor. Please contact Sakshigopal das at 352-222-1440, the Temple office at 386-462-2017 or donate online below.

Chandan Yatra

Sunday, July 21, 2024

Chandan Yatra, literally Sandalwood paste festival, indicates the worshiping of the Deities with cooling sandalwood paste. Chandan has a cooling affect. To mark the hot summer season, the Deities are cooled with chandan and beautiful flower outfits.

Sandalwood paste is made by grinding sandalwood sticks in water on a grinding board. If you would like to help volunteer for this service in late June and early July, please contact the Temple office.

Jhulan Yatra Swing Festival

Thursday, August 15 – Sunday, August 18, 2024

Jhulan Yatra is celebrated in the lunar month of Shravan. Jhulan is a swing festival celebrating Radha-Krishna. The small Deities of Sri Sri Radha Shyamasundar are swung in a special decorated swing by all members of the congregation.

Swinging every morning 7:30 am

Sri Balarama Jayanti

Monday, August 19, 2024

The Supreme Person appears in innumerable forms to enjoy transcendental relationships. Some of His expansions are tiny, dependent beings, like us, and some are complete and omnipotent beings like Himself. Balarama, or Baladeva, is Krishna’s primary all-powerful expansion. When Krishna desires to appear in this world as an avatar, Balarama arranges for that appearance by expanding Himself into more forms of God. During Krishna’s pastimes on earth, Balarama was present as His elder brother. The Srimad-bhagavatam describes Their superhuman activities in the village of Vrindavan and the city of Dwaraka.

Fasting until noon

Schedule not yet set.

Sri Krishna Janmastami

Monday, August 26, 2024

Sri Krishna Janmashtami is the appearance anniversary of Krishna, the Supreme Person. He’s not “born” like we are—He comes and goes as He likes—but He appears here to please His devotees, rid the earth of evildoers, and give the rest of us something worthwhile to talk about. His pastime of janma, birth, occurred on the ashtami, eighth day of the waning moon in the lunar month of Hrishikesh. Janmashtami is one of the world’s biggest spiritual festivals.

Fasting until midnight

Schedule not yet set.

Srila Prabhupada Vyasa Puja

Tuesday, August 27, 2024

His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada (1896-1977), founder-Acharya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness, is the extraordinary person who dedicated his life to teaching the world about Krishna consciousness, ancient India’s message of spiritual wisdom. Vyasa Puja is the celebration of his appearance day.

Fasting until noon

Schedule not yet set.

Sri Radhastami

Wednesday, September 11, 2024

Radhastami is celebrated by Krishna devotees as the appearance anniversary of Srimati Radharani, who is Krishna’s greatest devotee, the feminine aspect of the Absolute Truth, and Krishna’s energy Personified. Devotees of Krishna worship Srimati Radharani as the bestower of devotional service to Krishna, by attentively chanting Her name in the maha-mantra, and by worshiping Her deity form.

Fasting until noon

Schedule not yet set.