The practice of dakshina (giving offerings) has a great significance. As we give back to Krishna a small portion of what is given to us, we acknowledge that everything comes from Him. If we are giving 10% of our income to Krishna’s temple, the understanding of dakshina is not that we are giving away 10% of what is ours, but that we are allowed to keep 90% of what Krishna has provided to us. By showing gratitude that all prosperity – money and everything else – comes from Krishna, we open ourselves to His full and constant presence in our lives. In that relationship of gratitude, He provides even much more abundance.
In India, traditionally people will donate to a temple for a specific function that they called to provide for, such as the food for an upcoming feast (anadhan) or to care for the temple’s cows (godhan). Below are options we have created, but you of course may donate any amount for the temple’s expansion and beautification.
- When you donate through Google Donate, you can type in the amount you want to enter. *If you would like to offer special instructions with your donation, please to email Caru Das at the temple.
- When you donate through Paypal, you can also use your credit or debit card without a Paypal account.
- Alternatively, checks can be mailed to Krishna Temple, 8628 S. South Rd, Spanish Fork, UT 84660.
- Godhan (care of temple cows) $108 one month
- Pushpadhan (puja flowers) $108 one month
- Anadhan (grains for feast) $108 one Sun Feast
- Festival donation $108, $251, $501, $1008
- Full deity clothes/jewels/backgrounds $1008
- Deity jewels or clothes $501
- Daily Mangala Arati, morning or evening $21
*If you would like to offer special instructions with your donation, please to email Caru Das.