Welcome to Sri Krishna Balaram Mandir, Sunnyvale, CA. An initiative of India Heritage Foundation to create a place where religion, knowledge, arts, music and culture meet. We intent to present and propagate the
teachings of our dear most Spiritual master, Srila Prabhupada.
We look forward for your participation at various events in the temple.
(Serving the mission of His Divine Grace A.C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada)
Please join us for Pongal celebrations at Sri Krishna Balaram Mandir on Thursday, Jan 14th from 6:30 PM. There will be Kirtans, Arati and Krishna Katha. Apart from marking the harvest time and a fresh beginning of the season, Pongal also marks the beginning of Uttarayana which is considered very auspicious time of the year. The best activity to take advantage of the auspicious time is to engage in chanting of the Lord's Holy names and listening to his pastimes. Come, participate and get spiritually surcharged.Seva Opportunities:
We are pleased to announce that 2016 Vaishnava Calendar with 6 pages of beautiful Krishna Balaram festival alankara pictures is now available as a gift to you and anyone you would like to gift. Please visit the temple and collect the calendars from the Gift Shop.
Join us for Grand New Year celebrations on Dec 31st and Jan 1st. We will be doing 4 hour kirtans on Dec 31st and 10 hour kirtans on Jan 1st. End this year and begin the new year in the most auspicious way by engaging in the chanting of the Lord's Holy name! There is also an opportunity to perform Samoohika Archana to the Lordships throughout the day on Jan 1st.:
Join us for Grand Vaikuntha Ekadasi & Gita Jayanthi Celebrations on Monday, Dec 21st from 8:00 am onwards. There will be opportunity for Archana and Laddu Naivedya Seva throughout the day till 9:00 pm. Participate in complete Bhagavad Gita Recitation at 10:00 am till 1:00 pm.Special Ceremony: Sri Srinivasa Kalyanam at 6:30 pm (Limited slots. Register soon!)
Krishna Balaram Mandir is organizing a Sloka and Singing Contest for kids to celebrate Gita Jayanti. Come! Share your talent with Krishna Balaram & other devotees, and be blessed!
Please click here to register and see more details!
Scope of Slokas: Any sloka(s) from Bhagavad Gita, Ramayana, Bhagavatham or any other slokas related to Krishna or Vishnu avatars.
Scope of Songs: Carnatic, Hindustani, Light Music varnas or Keerthanas or Vaishnava Bhajans (in appropriate Raaga, Taala and Shruthi).
Hurry! Free registration for the first 5 participants!
Please join us for Special 6 hr Kirtans on Thanksgiving Saturday, Nov 28th, 2:30 pm onwards. In this Kali Yuga, this is the best way to show our gratitude and sincerely thank Lord Krishna for everything He has given us and actually make Spiritual Progress!
kaler doṣa-nidhe rājann
asti hy eko mahān guṇaḥ
kīrtanād eva kṛṣṇasya
mukta-saṅgaḥ paraṁ vrajet
"My dear King, although Kali-yuga is full of faults, there is still one good quality about this age. It is that simply by chanting the Hare Kṛṣṇa mahā-mantra, one can become free from material bondage and be promoted to the transcendental kingdom." (Srimad Bhagavatam 12.3.51)
A unique food mela with 56 various Indian cuisines to taste from!
Please join us for Grand Diwali and Govardhana Puja Celebrations on Sunday, November 15th from 11:00 am onwards. There will be special Rama Taraka Yajna, Govardhana Puja, Kids vedic fancy dress competition, Womens rangoli competition & Kids Mela (Play area, Tatoos, Face Painting & other fun activities).Special Attraction: "Tastes Of India"
To register for Fancy Dress or Rangoli Competition, click here: https://goo.gl/sQqmUe
Vijaya Dasami (Victory of Lord Rama over Ravana) is on Thursday, October 22nd. There will be celebrations from 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM - with various programs like Rama Vijayotsava Yajna, Special Sita Rama Alankara, Bhajans, Arati and sumptuous Prasadam.Seva Opportunities:
Please join us in these wonderful festivities!
Please take advantage of Samoohika Vidhyarambha ceremony being held on Sunday, October 18th at 11:00 am. This is a wonderful opportunity for small children in the age group of 2 years to 4 years to start their learning with an auspicious ceremony in presence of Sri Vidya Lakshmi on the day of Mula Nakshatra. All puja items will be arranged by the temple.
Please join us for grand Lakshmi Narayana Navaratri Celebrations from 13th to 22nd October. There will be 9 evenings of celebrations with unique Lakshmi Narayana Alankara each day! Participate in Group Mantra Meditation, Kirtans & Cultural performances from 7 pm to 8:30 pm. Rama Vijayotsava Yajna (fire sacrifice) on 22nd October. Dinner prasadam available for all from 7 pm to 8:30 pm.Seva Opportunities:
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