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Festival of Lights in Utah
From Caru dasa

The Krishna Temple at 8628 S State St in Spanish Fork invites everyone to come celebrate Deewali on Sat. Nov 2 from 6 pm: classical and folk dancing, live music, drama, ceremony of lights, huge vegetarian feast, and offering of respects to a live cow.

The Indian New Year is traditionally heralded with the Festival of Lights (Deepa means "lights"). Households put lamps in every window, and temples brightly illuminate altars to bring in the best for the upcoming year. Also, the date of the festival coincides with the return of the avatar of God, Sri Rama, to His ancestral kingdom after an exile of 14 years and many adventures. All the citizens welcomed Rama’s return home by brightening up the entire city of Ayodhya and setting off fireworks.


Correction: 
Postering for an Event

By Caru dasa

Dear Prabhus,

Can you make one correction in the article of the abovementioned subject. The paper for posters costs 3.3 cents or .033, not 33 cents. I think it is an important correction to make.

Thanks, and thanks for printing the article.

[See "Postering for an Event" Chakra September 8, 2002. The article has been corrected. Sorry for the slip.]


Postering for an Event
by Caru dasa

One of the advantages of staying in one place is that you get to know the area and people intimately. In common parlance, you get the area and its people wired. My wife and I know 500 places, bulletin boards, grocery stores, coffee shops, bagelries, etc., where you can put up posters for an event. For the Llama Fest we put up 1500 11X17 posters.

We save money by buying the paper at Xpedex. I choose a brand by the name of Fuller Brights which have a semi day-flow effect, jump out at you even from a distance. They cost about 33 cents per 11 X 17 sheet.

I lay out the posters myself on a MacIntosh using Quark Express, and the local copy shop lets us run them off for .05 each. Except for gas and time it’s a very effective and inexpensive way to let people know of an event.


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Utah: Festival of India
From Caru dasa

Utah Valley’s KHQN Radio and Krishna Temple, located on South Main St. in Spanish Fork, will host the 16th Annual Festival of India on Saturday, September 14th, from 4 pm. The new Krishna Temple provides an expanded festival site and facilities for the popular event.

After 15 increasingly successful editions of the India Fest, few people in Utah County are ignorant of the fact that once a year, you can go to India without spending a lot of money. You can have India right in the middle of, of all places, ... Spanish Fork!

Over 5,000 people attended last year’s celebration, and India Fest 2002 could be the biggest one yet, thanks to the enthusiastic increase of promotional efforts on the part of the organizers, the majestic, overlooking presence of the Krishna temple at the festival site, and a natural amphitheater that can accommodate thousands.


Utah Himalayan Festival
from Caru das and Vaibhavi dd

What: Himalayan Performing Arts Festival
Where: KHQN Radio and Krishna Temple
When: Saturday June 15th, 5 pm
Admission: $3.00 Adults/$1.00 Children
Contact: Charu or Vai 798-3559/787-1510 
www.iskcon.net/utah 
carudas@earthlink.net 

The following are among the many artists who will perform at the Himalayan Performing Arts Festival on Saturday June 15, from 4 pm. The venue is KHQN Radio/Krishna temple at 8628 S Main St., Spanish Fork. In addition to the performing arts, there will be hot meals for sale, a fashion show by designer Veena Yadav, a grand procession, and dramas.


Utah Festival Dates in 2002
From Caru das and Vaibhavi dd

June 15th, Saturday:

First Annual Himalayan Performing Arts Festival, 4 pm

Many performing artists on the outdoor stage, food, gifts, exhibits. Admission $3.00/$1.00 children.

Some of the artists performing: Chitresh Das kathak dancers company from San Francisco; Jyotir Rout’s School of Odissi dance from San Francisco; Chrandramouli, Deepa and Divya Ramachandran, violin concert; Ashwin Krishnakumar, flute concert; others to be announced.
[More dates inside.]


Holi Festival in Spanish Fork
From Caru dasa

The Krishna temple in Spanish Fork, Utah, invites all members of the public to celebrate the festival of Holi on Saturday, March 30th, from 4 pm.

Anuradha Prabhasankher from the Lasya Dance Company of San Francisco will present the stories behind this festival in a classical Indian dance format. Other elements of the festival will be observed with storytelling, musical interludes, the building of a bonfire, and the throwing of dry colors on friend and foe alike. The dry powders supplied by the temple are non-stain, but still, guests are cautioned not to wear their Sunday Best. Afterwards, everyone will enjoy a sumptuous vegetarian feast. If possible, guests are asked to bring a small offering of fruit, flowers, or even a cooked vegetarian preparation to augment the huge feast.


Festival in Spanish Fork
by Caru das

Krishna Temple, S. Main St, Spanish Fork, Sat. Nov 10th, 6pm.

The Indian New Year is traditionally heralded with the Festival of Lights (Dipa=lights & Wali=festival; idiomatic version, Deewali). Households put lamps in every window and temples brightly illuminate altars to bring in the best for the upcoming year. Also the date of the festival coincides with the return of the avatar of God, Sri Rama, to His ancestral kingdom after an exile of 14 years and many adventures. All the citizens welcomed Rama’s return home by brightening up the entire city of Ayodhya and setting off fireworks.


Temple Raises $6,000 for NY Firefighters
by Caru dasa 

 

With much thanks and appreciation, CHAKRA is sponsored and hosted by:

Local firefighters from the cities of Salem and Spanish Fork manned the admission gate at the Krishna Temple’s Annual festival of India last Saturday night (Sept 15th). A big sign posted at the gate indicated that all proceeds were to be forwarded to the NY City Firefighters’ fund.

 Tom Roe, the Fire Marshall for Utah County, was on hand throughout, and said, "These firemen are very touched by the Krishna’s temple’s decision to turn over these hard earned proceeds in this hour of need.


Terrorism and Transcendence - Some thoughts
By Caru Das

With heavy hearts and deepest sympathies for the victims and families of Tuesday¹s attack, the organizers of Saturday¹s Festival of India in Spanish Fork, Utah, will proceed as planned. The festival is not a frivolous or superficial event for recreation only.


15th Annual Festival of India in Utah
By
Caru das and Vaibhavi devi dasi

Utah Valley¹s KHQN Radio and Krishna Temple, located on South Main St. in Spanish Fork, will host the 15th Annual Festival of India on Saturday, September 15th from 4 pm. The newly opened Krishna Temple provides an expanded festival site and facilities for the popular event.


Hundreds Gather in Spanish Fork for the Dedication
By Rodger L. Hardy - Deseret News Staff Writer

SPANISH FORK, UTAH (USA) - "My kids were excited,” he said of his three children. The wife and kids piled into their car about 7 a. m. to drive to the new Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple high on a knoll south of Spanish Fork. "This is like my life is here,” Chaudhari said.


Transcendental Birthday Party in Spanish Fork, Utah
By Caru das

CHAKRA (Spanish Fork, Utah, USA) - The Appearance Day of Shree Krishna (August 11 in North America, August 12 in Europe) for Hindus compares to Christmas Day in Christendom. Five thousand three hundred years ago this Avatar of the Supreme Personality of Godhead appeared on earth to protect the pious, annihilate the miscreants, and re-establish the principles of religion. 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.


Hare Krishna Temple Brings East to the West (Llama Ranch Honored at Festival Held in Spanish Fork)
By Nesreen Khashan

The following article appeared Saturday July 14, in the Ogden Standard Examiner, Utah

Spanish Fork-In a splendid blending of the opulent east and the pragmatic West, the Hare Krishna temple sits atop a hillside adjacent to a llama ranch that provides a source of income for the faith’s followers. The llamas, a South American import not associated with the east Indian faith, have over the past decade earned local Krishna worshippers thousands of dollars in revenue that helped build their palatial house of worship. Today, the two hoofed herbivores will be honored during the temple’s seventh annual Llama Festival, which will run from 4 pm through twilight. 


7th Annual LlamaFest July 14
By Caru dasa

Saturday July 14th from 4pm onwards, KHQN Radio, the Krishna Temple, and Utah Valley Llamas will host the 7th Annual Llama Fest one mile south of Spanish Fork on Main St. Last year 4, 000 celebrants enjoyed the food, live music, crafts, and lore of the South American llama. 

© CHAKRA 4-July-2001


Temple Opening in Spanish Fork
By Irene Hsiao (The Salt Lake Tribune)

THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE (Utah's largest newspaper)

SPANISH FORK -- The 500 pairs of shoes -- old sneakers, new high heels, worn sandals -- piled at the entrance represented the range of people and religions at the Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple opening Saturday morning.

Barefooted adults and children glided across the white marble floors inside the temple to start the fire ceremony. Others padded across the Oriental rugs in their socks and sat cross-legged, observing the beginning of the daylong celebration that opened the first Indian-style Krishna temple in the United States.

© CHAKRA 27-June-2001


Indian New Year at Spanish Fork
By Caru dasa

CHAKRA (Spanish Fork, Utah, USA): The New Year occurs during the lull between fall harvests and the onset of the monsoons. Thus it is a time of thanksgiving, and that corollary festival is called Anna Kuta (literally meaning "heaps of food"). Lord Krishna inaugurated this festival by inspiring the inhabitants of His village (Vrindavan) to worship the cows on this one day per year and to prepare a huge celebratory feast consisting of no less than 108 preparations.  
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© CHAKRA 25-October-2000


14th Annual Festival of India at Spanish Fork
By Caru das

Utah Valley1s KHQN Radio and Krishna Temple, located on South Main St. in Spanish Fork, will host the 14th Annual Festival of India on Saturday, September 16th from 4 pm. The presence of a new temple construction site adds mystical flavor to this year's celebration. After 13 increasingly successful editions of the India Fest, few people in Utah County are ignorant of the fact that, once a year, you can go to India without spending a lot of money. You can have India right in the middle, of all places: Spanish Fork, Utah!  
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© CHAKRA 30-August-2000


Spanish Fork Event Draws Thousands to See the Pride of the Andes
By Tony Yapias
Salt Lake Tribune

7/17/2000: In their native Andes, llamas pick their way up and down mountainsides carrying potatoes and other crops as well as handicrafts and goods to be exported.
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© CHAKRA 23-July-2000


Sixth Annual Llama Fest July 15th
By Caru das

Saturday July 15th from 4pm onwards, KHQN Radio and Utah Valley Llamas will host the 6th Annual Llama Fest one mile south of Spanish Fork on Main St. Last year 4,000 celebrants enjoyed the food, live music, crafts, and lore of the South American llama.  
>Full Story

© CHAKRA 21-June-2000


Spanish Fork: October 7 dinner and recital
By Caru dasa

Thursday night , October 7th, 6:30 pm, at the Krishna Temple in Spanish Fork, Utah, there will be served a free vegetarian meal followed by a South Indian Classical Music recital. After dinner the recital will begin at 7 pm and last for little over an hour.
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Special program at KHQN
Stage entertainment on the 18th
By Caru dasa

CHAKRA (Spanish Fork, Utah) - September 10, 1999: Utah Valley’s KHQN Radio and Krishna Temple, located on South Main St. in Spanish Fork, will host the 13th Annual Festival of India on Saturday, September 18th from 4 pm. The presence of a new temple construction site adds mystical flavor to this year’s celebration.
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© CHAKRA 10-Sep-1999


Upcoming Festivals at Spanish Fork
By Caru das

CHAKRA (Spanish Fork, Utah, USA) - The Radha Krishna Temple in Spanish Fork, Utah would like to cordially invite everyone to the following upcoming celebrations:
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© CHAKRA 31-Aug-1999

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