Janmastami, Appearance Day Celebration of Sri Krishna

Transcendental Celebrations in Two Locations, Two Days.

Friday August 19 – 965 East 3370 South, Millcreek, 7 pm

Sunday August 21 – 8628 South State Road, Spanish Fork, 5 pm

Contact: Charu or Vaibhavi: (801) 919-9933/787-1510

The Krishna Temples at at 965 East 3370 South 84106, SLC. & 8628 S Main St. in Spanish Fork have planned  transcendental celebrations for the Appearance Day of Shree Krishna. There will be Indian dance, drama, musical concerts, hot meals, exhibits, and gifts available to all. This holiday for Hindus compares to Christmas Day. Five thousand years ago Shree Krishna appeared on earth to protect the pious, annihilate the miscreants, and reestablish the principles of virtue. This was accomplished in a span of 125 years even at the end of which the Lord appeared as a fresh blooming youth of 16 or 20 years. Before returning to His own spiritual abode, the Lord spoke the Bhagavad Gita (Song of God) to his friend and disciple, Arjuna, thus leaving behind Him a legacy of wisdom for the ages. So stimulating and profound are these words of Shree Krishna that there have been over 2,000 translations of Bhagavad Gita in the English language alone.The word Krishna means “All-Attractive” in Sanskrit. Krishna, in his manifest pastimes, exhibited six opulences or “attractive qualities” in full: beauty, knowledge, fame, wealth, strength, and humility. No other incarnation of Godhead exhibited these qualities to the same degree, and therefore Krishna is worshipped throughout India as “The Supreme Personality of Godhead.” Devotees chant His Holy Names considering that the names of the Absolute are non-different from the Absolute Himself. Aside from the ubiquitous chanting there will be many other elements to celebrate His advent during the celebration of his earthly appearance.

Admission to this event is free to the public. Everyone is welcome. For more information contact Caru or Vai (801) 919-9933/787-1510. www.utahkrishnas.com.

Kalasha Sponsorship Opportunities

Offered are the Golden Kalashas (US $ 301.00) and the Deluxe Kalashas (US $ 501.00) which the members will receive after the gala Janmastami Celebrations and Abhishekam (bathing ceremony). Our grateful thanks to each and every one of the donors.

We’d like to thank the many families who participated last year, and all those who have been regularly supportive over the years.

This year we were hoping for new members, or heretofore marginally supportive ones, to step up and help us double the number of kalasha sponsors. In expectation, we ordered 100 kalashas from Vrndavan, India.

For anyone w
ho cannot be present to personally bathe the deities, we shall do the bathing in your name and send the kalasha and other gifts by post. To see and hear the festivities (except when we are doing the Ratha Yatra and the breaking of the butter pot outside) one can go to this web site, and click both the buttons for temple web cam and the radio buttons for live audio.

For sponsorship and to receive either the golden kalasha for a donation of US $ 301.00 or the deluxe kalasha for US $ 501.00
, contact Caru Das at (801) 787-1510, use Paypal.com in favor of utahkrishnas@gmail.com, or send a check to the Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple, 8628 South State Road, Spanish Fork, Utah 84660. Venmo will also work to our phone number 801 787-1510

Sponsors Last Year  

Deity Dress Sponsorships

Arjuna and Arti Ahir (Deity Dress in Spanish Fork)

Arun Athihtan & Sowmya Selvarajan (Deity Dress in Spanish Fork)

Snigdha Mishra & Gopal Menon (Deity Dress SLC)

Double Kalasha Sponsorships ($ 1,001.00)

Vijaya Foundation

Vijai and Geeta Agarwal

Ras Vilas & Amrta Sundari

George Pratt & Family

Dinesh & Kalpana Patel

Dr. Arun & Arjuna Badi

Ram Das Ormond

Deluxe Kalasha Sponsorship ($ 501.00)

Roshan & Kulwant Khandpur

Ramesh Goel, Anushree & Family

Sundari Priya

Bihari Lal Kakani

Dr. Dan Rippetoe

Kapil & Vineeta Sharma

Vin & Kiran Kamdar

Golden Kalasha ($ 301.00)

Krishna Dhir

Kapil & Vanita Sharma

Manu & Richa Yujal

Sachin, Shradda & Yogini Rajhans

Chandrasekha Sundarajan

Harshad Ray & Family

Kanwal Dhar & Family

Yogi, Prajna Shah

Ramesh, Suman Shah

Bipin Shah

Dipak Shah

Rakesh Raghavan & Family

Surjit Singh

Featured Presentations:
Both Nights, Both Temples

Kirtan with Jai Krishna, Advaitacharya, Amrta Sundari, Govinda Deva, Ishan Sharma, Pavan a and Radhe Shyam, and many others.. 

Jai Krishna Das

Govinda Ala Re: As Krishna did when a child, participants will climb on each other’s shoulders to reach and break a high suspended pot full of butter and yogurt.


Drama Prepared by the Vaikuntha players


Featured Dance Program by Divya Narayan Dance School from Salt Lake City, Utah.


The dance form is over 2000 years old and is the classical dance from the state of Tamil Nadu. It is one of the most popular Indian classical dance forms recognized internationally. Bharathanatyam is a vibrant dance form that combines rhythmic footwork with intricate hand gestures and subtle movements of the whole body parts. The dance has crisp geometrical movements; sculpture – like poses and fast and rhythmic footwork and delicate facial expression.

Typically, several years of training are required for the dancer to perfect the combination of these elements that characterize Bharathanatyam. There are two versions to the literal meaning of the word Bharathanatyam. One version is that it is the dance (natyam) written by the sage Bharata. And the other version is that its the combination of Bha – for Bhava (the expressions), Ra – for Raga (the melody) Ta – for Tala (the rhythm) and Natyam – for Natya (the dance).

Divya School

Abhishekam (Bathing Ceremony). Sponsors will assist the priest in bathing the Deity, and take home the kalashas along with other gifts.

Arjuna Ahir

Kirtans and Bhajans throughout

Jai Uttal

Midnight Arati


Huge Feast

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