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)
Gopal Kidz Summer Camp 2016
After successful Summer Camp last year (www.facebook.com/GopalKidz), we are launching the Gopal Kidz Summer Camp this year also starting from June 13th to August 19th. Each camp duration is 2 weeks. This will be a wonderful opportunity for children to make best use of the summer time. There will be lots of fun filled activities which will surely make this Summer memorable for the participants. More details below. There are limited spots available, so register at the earliest.
Enroll today by clicking here: Summer Camp Registration Form
Road Construction at New Temple Site
For Regular updates, please visit: Project "Road to Vaikuntha"
Please join us for Sri Narasimha Chaturdasi celebrations on Sunday, May 22nd. There will be a special video on Lord Narasimha displayed on that day.
Please join us for Grand Sri Ramanavami Celebrations on April 15th and 16th (Friday & Saturday). There will be once in a year opportunity to perform Sri Sita Rama Kalyanam and witness Sri Sita Rama Pallaki Utsava on Friday, April 15th.
On Saturday, April 16th, there is an opportunity to participate in Sri Rama Taraka Yajna and Sri Rama Pattabhisekam. There is also a special Children Ramayana Costume competition ($5 Registration fee).
There is going to be Kids Mela on both days for children to have fun.
More Details below:
To volunteer, please sign up at: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1ol6YnSleF_NjBJQUqXlKM_r2S4bzmOSFzQ4SV_uYtE4/viewform
Join us for the celebrations of Gaura Purnima on Sunday, March 27, 2016 from 11:30 am onwards. It is the auspicious appearance day of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. According to scriptural authority, the Supreme Lord Sri Krishna appeared in the form of a devotee as Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu at Sridham Mayapura over 500 years ago. He propagated Harinama sankirtana, the congregational chanting of the holy name of the Lord as the yuga dharma for this age of Kali. 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 ocassion!Seva Opportunities:
Join us for Grand Nityananda Trayodasi Celebrations on Sunday, Feb 21st from 11:30 AM onwards. There will be Bhajans, Abhisheka, Discourse & Grand feast.Seva Opportunities:
Lord Nityananda is incarnation of Lord Balarama and the principal associate of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. Lord Nityananda, also known as Nitai and Nityananda Prabhu, appeared in Ekachakra village in West Bengal. Assisting Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu in His Harinama sankirtana mission, the all-merciful Lord freely distributed Love of Godhead and performed many pastimes such as the deliverance of sinful souls Jagai an Madhai. Gaudiya-Vaishnavas fast till noon on this day.
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)
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