Voice of America to Film Holi

The below is a follow up email to a phone conversation Caru had with a staff member at Voice of America in Washington, DC.    Dear Caru, It was good to talk with you this morning. As we discussed over the phone, Voice of America’s Mandarin branch is planning on doing a 5-7 minute feature […]

The BAND for Holi

There is no doubt the chanting this year will be EPIC. If you are coming to the festival bring your dancing shoes and singing voices & PLAN TO LEAVE EVERY OUNCE OF ENERGY ON THE FIELD! Chanting the Maha Mantra is the most important feature of the Holi Festival here in Spanish Fork. After the […]

Festival of Colors

International Travel Examiner March 6, 11:30 AMFor those of you who would like to experience the festival without traveling all the way to Nepal or India- there are options for you. The Krishna Temple in Utah is home to the largest Holi celebration in the United States. Cars line up all over the Spanish Fork […]

Gaura Purnima

This festival celebrates the appearance anniversary of Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. It is observed annually (in late February, early March) by Krishna devotees all over the world—especially in the area of Mayapur, India, the place where He appeared in the year 1486. This year, Gaura Purnima falls on Sunday, February 28th (in the western world). Lord […]

Elementary School Assembly

Caru & Sri Hanuman travelled to Salt Lake City last Tuesday Feb. 23, 2010, to Eastwood Elementary School. They had been invited to present a power point & chant before the entire school in an assembly. The video embedded below captures some of the highlights. This program will be followed up on Thursday evening with […]

Maha Shiva Ratri

This is a article written by Ai Mitton, which appeared in the Utah Valley University Review.“The Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple stands as a rare gem among the largely homogeneous Utah culture. While most were celebrating romantic love on Feb. 14, the Krishnas, along with a large crowd of guests, worshipped Lord Shiva by observing […]

Prayer in the Utah Senate

Caru Das was requested by State Senator Mark Madsen to deliver the opening prayer for the Utah State Senate in the capitol building in Salt Lake City. Senator Madsen & his family have been to festivals at the temple on several occasions & enjoyed them all. He accepted an invitation to say a few words […]

Shiva Ratri Photos

Thanks to Jason Gonzales, we have a few photos of the previous Sundays’ Shiva Ratri Celebrations in the temple. It was a great event, well attended by hundreds who were eager to chant, dance, bathe the deity, listen to the talks, applaud the wonderful singing of Jai Krishna and Julie Ray, and amazing dancing of […]

Shiva Ratri Celebration this Sunday

Shiva Ratri will be celebrated Sunday February 14, 5 pm in the Krishna temple at Spanish Fork with classical Indian dance, drama, a sacred bathing ceremony of Lord Shiva, a power pointpresentation projected onto a huge screen, the chanting of Lord Shiva’s 108 names, kirtan, & feasting.   Click here to view a slide show […]

Flower Festival Chowpatty

As he had done in 2007, Caru was again fortunate enough to be present for the gala Chowpatty Flower festival. This time he avoided being on the ground floor and secured a balcony seat from which he shot this video, and, when the signal was given by Radhanath Maharaj, showered flowers down onto the heads […]