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 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:
Sri Krishna Balaram Mandir brings before you "Kaun Banega Krishna Sakha" - A Devotional Quiz Challenge.
Stage 1: For the next 15 days, 1 question a day will be posted on this page. The question could be a in the form of a puzzle, a crossword, word search or a picture. All you need to do is answer the question according to the instructions given. At the end of 15 days, the top scorers will be announced on this page.
Stage 2: Top scorers from Stage 1 will be invited for a final round of quiz at Krishna Balaram Mandir, Sunnyvale. The winner of this round will be presented with the "Krishna Sakha" award and a certificate.
Please click here to see the question and submit your answer.
To volunteer for the event, please sign up here: count me in for volunteering!
Seva Opportunities:Sponsor Sevas:
Paint-A-Kanha, a drawing and painting contest for kids - a chance for kids to showcase their creativity.Please click here to register!
A theme will be announced on the day of the contest and the participants will be given time to complete their piece of drawing. Drawing sheets and parchment paper will be provided. However, participants are requested to bring their own painting and coloring supplies. Most important - we ask kids to bring in a lot of energy and love for Krishna and Balaram.
Join us for a first of its kind "Lord Jagannatha's Children's Ratha Yatra" on Sunday, July 19th from 11:30 am onwards. This a very special event where the children drive the whole event. The cart will be pulled by children, the kirtans will be performed by children and offerings to their Lordships Jagannatha, Baladeva & Subhadra will also be done by children. We are conducting a Vedic/Indian fancy dress competition also for the children. There will be Sree Sudarshana Homa performed before the Ratha Yatra. So, please spread the word, participate and watch the children have great time conducting Lord Jagannatha's ratha yatra and get His blesssings!We also have a ve
If you are a walker/runner, or want to be so, here is a nice opportunity to use that in the service of The Lord. On July 12th, in Baylands Park, Sunnyvale, there is going to be a huge event (walkathon/marathon) where various non profits get together (including our temple) and show case their activities through their booths. It's a family fun time as well. Temple can show our activities/new temple project and do Harinama Sankirtana. So any of you interested in participating in this as a walker/runner/other performances like yoga, you have to register at the following link:
Just go the link and register yourself (and your friends and family). Make sure you choose "India Heritage Foundation(Sri Krishna Balaram Mandir)" as the Sevathon 2015 non profit partners in the drop down menu. It will help route funds to temple.
PS: The actual marathon is on July 12th. It's a family event where our temple will have a booth to show case our activities and do harinama Sankirtana. Total 10,000+ people are expected to attend this event and can see our temple booth. Runners who registered gets free t shirt.
Some background about this event: This event is called Sevathon. Sevathon is the walkathon that aims to set the standard as the largest social and service platform of its kind. It recognizes, supports, and nurtures a spirit of giving by empowering individuals of diverse backgrounds to unite and strengthen their communities. Walkers, runners, non-profits, sponsors, family members and friends are all part of the Sevathon family, as they enable each non-profit organizationpartner to deliver its message and further its cause.
Sri Krishna Balaram Mandir is conducting Summer camps from June 15th onwards. Each camp is for 2 weeks and covers various activities like Canvas painting, Crafts, Baking, Spelling, Reading, Creative Arts, Glass Painting, Jewelery making, Vedic Stories, Bhagavad Gita slokas, Games & Puzzles, Mrdanga and Kartal (Cymbals) etc.Hurry: Limited spots available. Contact us today to enroll your child. More details below:
Panihati festival is celebrated in observance of a sweet and wonderful pastime between Sri Raghunatha Dasa Goswami and Sri Nityananda Prabhu. There is a special offering made of chipped rice, condensed milk, fruits and yogurt made and distributed on this day. There will be discourse by Sri Chanchalapathi Prabhu. Please attend this and learn about the importance of this pastime, participate in wonderful Arati and sumptuous lunch Prasadam!
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