Thursday, May 27, 2010

SLC Urban article

Day 60 – Visit the Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple in Spanish Fork.
By Andrew Stone • May 24th, 2010

While this is not in Salt Lake City, it is a close drive for all of us and a trip worth taking on many levels. Historical information, cultural information and more. The Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple is a beautiful place tucked away in Spanish Fork. Now tell me that you expected to find a Krishna Temple in Spanish Fork.

There is a wonderful article on about the building of this temple and how a Hare Krishna Temple came to be built in Utah. Here is a short quote from the full article:

While the temple is a first for Utah, it is part of a growing worldwide movement that has placed temples in cities from Stockholm to Sao Paulo, and Miami to Mayapur. The Krishnas do not proselytize but the invite everyone to their weekly services and vegetarian feasts, as well as the annual LlamaFest in nearby Spanish Fork. They also exude amity with their peaceful outlook, karmic good will, and ohm-ing happiness.

Located at 8628 South Main Street Spanish Fork UT 84660, the Temple hosts seasonal festivals, weddings, receptions, and other weekly services for prayer and meditation. The Holi Festival or, Fetival of Colors, is anxiously awaited every year.

While visiting the grounds the Lotus Temple is certainly the centerpiece of your visit and is absolutely beautiful. There is always something going on and I highly suggest that you visit their website HERE for more information and a full calendar of exciting and beautiful events. The Llama Festival is coming up on July 16th.

If you're hungry and vegetarian is your thing the Temple also serves a vegetarian buffet everyday from 11am – 7pm.

Experience the traditional foods and spices of the world’s most diverse cuisine, but with a difference…….the entire buffet is blessed (every day) by Lord Krishna! Twice daily food freshly prepared food is taken from the buffet and offered to Krishna. When it is returned to the buffet, it is no longer bhog (physical food only) but is prasadam (blessed food). In that way, in addition to being filling, it has an uplifting effect on those who eat it. Join us for our specialties, which change daily…..

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