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)
Summer Camp 2017
Summer Camp enrollments are now open. To, enroll please visit: http://tinyurl.com/kbcamp2017
Please join us for Grand Sri Ramanavami Celebrations on April 2nd and 4th (Sunday & Tuesday). There will be once in a year opportunity to perform Sri Sita Rama Kalyanam and witness Sri Sita Rama Pallaki Utsava on Sunday, April 2nd. There is also a special Children Vedic Costume competition ($5 Registration fee) and there is going to be Kids Mela along with an opportunity to take photos with baby calf Gopal from our Goshala.
On Tuesday (actual day of Sri Ramanavami), April 4th, there is an opportunity to participate in Sri Rama Taraka Yajna and Sri Rama Pattabhisekam.
To volunteer for the festival, please sign up here: https://docs.google.com/a/ihf-usa.org/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSePhtDiXgdfiA4ukssWb6i_lwhZSBMOk2ElwWaKe_9_80IKWg/viewform
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Please join us for Gaura Purnima celebrations on Sunday, March 12th, 2017 from 11:30 am onwards. It is the auspicious appearance day of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. According to the scriptural authority, the Supreme Lord Sri Krishna appeared in the form of a devotee as Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu at Sridham Mayapur over 500 years ago. He spread Harinama Sankirtana, the congregational chanting of the holy name of the Lord as Kali yuga dharma. Due to His golden complexion, Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu is also known as Gauranga.
Witness the grand Abhisheka of Sri Sri Gaura Nitai and get blessings of the Lord on this auspicious occasion!
Please join us in grand celebrations of Nityananda Trayodasi (Appearance of Lord Nityananda) this Sunday, February 12th from 12:00 pm onwards. There will be grand Abhisheka followed by discourse, Arati and Prasadam feast. Lord Nityananda is incarnation of Lord Balarama who appeared 500 years ago along with Lord Chaitanya (incarnation of Lord Krishna) to spread the yuga dharma which is the chanting of the Hare Krishna Maha mantra:
Hare Krishna Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna Hare Hare
Hare Rama Hare Rama, Rama Rama Hare Hare
Don't miss this wonderful opportunity to make spiritual progress by getting the blessings of Lord Balarama who is the original Spiritual master and source of all spiritual strength.
We are pleased to announce grand opening of "The Higher Taste" special lunch buffet by Sri Krishna Balaram Mandir on January 14th, Saturday. There is a great inaugural offer for the first week. This is a wonderful opportunity to relish the sattvic, karma-free, healthy, vegetarian lunch if you work or live in or around Sunnyvale! Proceeds from the Higher Taste will support the temple activities.
Please like The Higher Taste facebook page for regular updates: https://www.facebook.com/highertastelunch
Sri Krishna Balaram Mandir's 2017 Calendars are now available. Please come to temple and collect them this Sunday, Jan 8th during Vaikuntha Ekadasi Celebrations.
Please join our new year eve and new year celebrations with ecstatic kirtans, darshan and sumptuous prasadam!
Following is the schedule of celebrations on 31st Dec 2016 and 1st Jan 2017 :
Saturday, 31st December :
6 pm to 9 pm : Kirtans, arati, prasadam
Sunday, 1st January :
11 am to 12 noon : Kirtans
12 pm to 1 pm : Sudarsana homa
1 pm to 1:30 pm : Arati
1:30 pm to 9 pm : Kirtans
(Sumptuous prasadam served throughout the day!)
Please join us for Vaikuntha Ekadasi Celebrations on Jan 8th, 2017 (Sunday) starting from 5:30 am onwards. Govinda Namarchana will be available from 9 am to 8:30 pm and there are several Seva opportunities like Kalyanotsava Seva, Laddu Naivedya Seva and Jhulan Seva throughout the day.
Special Ceremony: Sri Srinivasa Kalyanam from 11:30 am - 1:30 pm (Limited slots, Register soon!)
Please join us for grand Gita Jayanti Celebrations on Dec 10th (Saturday) and Dec 11th (Sunday). There will be Kids Dance Competitions, recitation of entire Bhagavad Gita slokas, discourse and prasadam. Also, there are auspicious Gita Dana Seva opportunities, so please avail.
Sri Krishna Balaram Mandir announces a spiritually enriching program in this most auspicious special month of Karthik! We will help you perform the "Damodara arati" program in your own home with the recitation of Damodarastakam and sublime kirtans. The program is only one hour in duration and will have immense spiritual benefit for your family, and those who attend it. Please make use of this program while it lasts. Fill this form if you want to participate in this complimentary program.
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