Upcoming Transcendental Festivals in Alachua, Florida
(New Raman Reti Dham)
Posted August 3, 2005
The Vaishnava festival season is fast approaching and the 1000 plus devotee community of ISKCON Alachua are organizing the four following major celebrations:
- Lord Balarama's Appearance Day, Friday, August 19
This is a three-day festival. Saturday, August 20 is the 40th anniversary of Srila Prabhupada's departure for USA. Srila Prabhupada Night will be celebrated with a procession with Srila Prabhupada and remembrances of him by the devotees.
Sunday, August 21 is the Sunday feast.
- Sri Krishna Janmastami, Friday, August 26
This is a five-day festival, starting Wednesday, August 24 with an evening celebration of arati, bhajans & prasadam. On Thursday, August 25 we will celebrate the History of New Raman Reti , with the devotees remembering the history of ISKCON Alachua along with arati and prasadam. Friday, Janmastami, is an all-day festival, with bhajans, fire yajna, children's costume show and entertainment, with the grand highlight being the Kalash Maha-Abhiseka of Sri Sri Radhe Shyam.
- Sri Vyasa Puja, Saturday, August 27
Homages, abhiseka & pushpanjali followed by maha-arati and grand feast to honor Srila Prabhupada on his birthday.
Sunday, August 28 is the Sunday feast.
- Radhastami is Sunday, September 11
This is a three-day festival, starting Friday, September 9 with prasadam, arati & bhajans. On Saturday, September 10 there will be a 24 hour kirtan along with arotika, entertainment and prasadam. Sunday, Radhastami is also World Compassion Day, there will be an interfaith dialogue as well as fire yajna, abhiseka, entertainment, darshan of Srimati Radharani's lotus feet and wonderful prasadam.
Devotees from around the world are invited to join us in this grand
celebration. For more details please go to
email AlachuaTemple@alltel.net or call (386) 462-2017.
several inexpensive motels nearby for accommodation.