17306 NW 112th Blvd, Alachua, Florida 32615
Office: (386) 462-2017
Fax: (386) 462-2641, (352) 505-7935
The Alachua Hare Krishna Temple, situated on a 127-acre farm on State Road 235 just 3 minutes north of downtown Alachua, is a chapter of The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), more popularly known as the Hare Krishna movement. The temple is a spiritual oasis and place of worship for 350+ area families, the largest Krishna community in North America. Devotees of Krishna (or God) come together to practice Bhakti Yoga, the yoga of love and devotion described in the Bhagavad Gita, India’s most renowned and respected spiritual text. Daily worship services are conducted in the same tradition followed in temples all over India for millennia.
The Hare Krishna Temple is open to guests, with a special Open House starting at 4:00 PM every Sunday. Come and experience the joyous singing known as kirtan, observe an ancient Vedic arati ceremony, listen to an introductory discourse on the Bhagavad Gita, and enjoy a complimentary vegetarian feast. Outside on the lawn you can visit our cow-petting area, browse through booths selling fresh baked goods and organic vegetables, and much more. No visit would be complete without stopping by Govinda’s Gift Shop, where you will find books, CDs, incense, natural-fiber clothing, and unique imported jewelry. Friendly Krishna devotees will be happy to show you around.
The Krishna devotees are well known in the Gainesville area, especially for the healthy lunch program served daily at the University of Florida campus since 1971 and more recently at Santa Fe College.
For directions and to learn more, please visit www.newramanreti.com, or call (386) 462-2017 weekdays 10:30 AM – 3:00 PM.