10 Day Festival in Alachua
Posted August 16, 2003
ISKCON of Alachua is Celebrating Janmastami /
Vyasa Puja with a Special 10 Day Festival
August 11 - August 21
This year, adding to the usual fantastic celebration at New Raman Reti, there will be something very special indeed. To celebrate Janmastami / Vyasa-puja (August 20 & 21) the Alachua, Florida temple will be leading up to the festival with a very unique tribute to Srila Prabhupada. From the evening of Sri Balarama's Appearance Day (August 11) until Janmastami eve (August 19), there will be an evening Gurupuja offered to Srila Prabhuada followed by Srila Prabhuada's disciples remembrances of him. Alachua is blessed with many Srila Prabhupada disciples in residence so when the opportunities arise to glorify him, the atmosphere becomes even more joyful and enlivening. In spite of the fact that Srila Prabhupada spent a few, short years with us, the stories that have been told of his sometimes humorous, sometimes miraculous pastimes with his disciples are always spellbinding and glorious.
We would like to get the word out to all devotees about these special remembrances. If you would like to attend these events or if you have stories you would like to share please call the Temple office (386) 462-2017 or Bhadra das at (386) 462-3480 to discuss this. See the list below for special evening programs:
Each evening there will be special remembrances of Srila Prabhupada's activities in these locations as well as displays of his transcendental paraphernalia. Light Prasad will be served afterwards each evening.
- Monday 8/11 New York
- Tuesday 8/12 India
- Weds. 8/13 2nd Generation
- Thursday 8/14 Mid-America Temples
- Friday 8/15 Memorabilia Show & Tell
- Saturday 8/16 California
- Monday 8/18 Other Countries
- Tuesday 8/19 USA - Other Cities