How ISKCON Spanish Fork Has Responded to COVID-19
The Radha Krishna Temple in Spanish Fork is world-famous for its huge festivals drawing tens of thousands of visitors to the Utah attraction, but COVID-19 changed everything.
New Krishna Temple Opens in Salt Lake City
The new temple project in Salt Lake, conveniently close to the downtown of Utah’s largest city, sits on 4 acres of land and includes the new temple building as well as an existing former school building with existing classrooms, a commercial kitchen, offices, and a large multi-purpose room.
"True Colors" (Cyndi Lauper) Cover by One Voice Children's Choir
One Voice Children's Choir, under the direction of Masa Fukuda, performs "True Colors" by Billy Steinberg and Tom Kelly. Shot on location at the Holi Festival of Colors at the Radha Krishna Temple in Spanish Fork, Utah.
Devotees Participate in Parliament of The World’s Religions
Several ISKCON devotees contributed to the Parliament of the World’s Religions – the largest interfaith gathering in the world – this year, with kirtan, japa, and an introduction to the Bhakti philosophy. The first Parliament was held in 1893 and is recognized as the birth of formal interreligious dialogue worldwide. It wasn’t held again until one hundred years later in 1993, but has been held every five years since then.
The 20th Annual Llama Fest at ISKCON Spanish Fork, Utah
Food booths will offer such south of the border favorites as chili, nachos, emphanadas, braised vegetables with fried curd, bread pudding, spicy wraps, and lemon mango fruit drinks.
Festival of Colors: Give Love
Holi is being celebrated not only in India but all over the world.
Festivals of Colors, Spanish Fork: March 29th - 30th
On March 29-30th, ISKCON Spanish Fork, Utah, USA, is expecting tens of thousands of visitors for its annual Festival of Colors.
Majority of Participants at Largest US Hindu Celebration are Mormon
India burst with color as Hindus observed the playful festival of Holi by dashing each other with colored powder. Americans partake of the spring festival, too.
MC Yogi: Give Love
Music by MC Yogi "Give love" . Aerial footage of the Utah Festival of Colors filmed with DJI Phantom and GoPro3. Utah Krishnas - http://www.utahkrishnas.org/
Yoga Rave Draws Newcomers to Utah Krishna Community
First there was the Festival of Colors, which draws tens of thousands every year to chant Hare Krishna, dance, and throw colors. Now the Utah Krishna community has launched a new popular event to introduce newcomers to spirituality: the yoga rave.
Nitai Gauranga Chanted by Tens of Thousands in Utah Festival of Colors
New Video of The Kirtaniyas and MC Yogi combining to lead thousands chanting "Nitai Gauranga" and dancing at the Festival of Colors in Spanish Fork Utah.
Produced by Kirtaniyas: Nitai “KrsnaBoy” Prem, Vijay Krsna & Sarasvati Dasi
Composed by Kirtaniyas: Nitai “KrsnaBoy” Prem, Vijay Krsna & Sarasvati Dasi
Mixed by Robin Livingston
Lyrics by Kirtaniyas & MC Yogi
Mastered by Louis Henry Sarmiento @ Sonic Vista Studios
Nitai Gauranga music video:
Directed by Pankaj Vashisth
Produced by Pankaj Vashisth & Vijay Krsna
Director of Photography: Andrew Hancock
B camera: Kade Call
Edited by Andrew Hancock
Shot at Festival of Colors, Hare Krishna Temple, Spanish Fork, Utah.
Special thanks to: Caru Das (Utah Krishnas), LA film crew: Ben Tully, Solana Green Torres & Miguel Torres @ Soulmate wedding photography.
Holi festival 2012 at ISKCON Spanish Fork, Utah, USA.
Utah Krishna Temple Bill Board on Major US Highway
A week ago, this sign - "Krishna Temple: Home of the Festival of Colors" - was mounted on a the busy US highway bill board just before the ISKCON Utah temple exit.
CNN Reports: Thousands Celebrate Festival of Colors in Utah, USA
Thousands Expected to Converge on Colors Festival in Spanish Fork
They're going to the Colors Festival at the Hare Krishna Temple in Spanish Fork. Organizers are expecting over 50,000 people. Organizers tell ABC 4 it's part of a religious ceremony to help people unwind and come closer to God.
Utah Becomes “Krishna Country” with New Salt Lake City Temple
On a recent Friday evening, motorists in Salt Lake City, Utah pulled over to take photos, and pedestrians stopped in their tracks, staring, as a llama wandered sedately down 33rd South, one of the busiest streets in the city. The surreal scene even made its way onto Fox News that night.
New Hare Krishna Temple Opens in Salt Lake City
Tucked into a neighborhood in south Salt Lake City, a new Hare Krishna temple is beginning to carve out its niche in the Salt Lake City faith community.
ISKCON Utah Celebrates Holi In A Big Way
On March 27, ISKCON Utah held its annual Holi Festival. The event was very popular among ISKCON devotees, Hindus or others who just wanted to have fun throwing colored powder into their friends` faces. The event was covered by many American national and local media.
ISKCON Utah Looks to Open New Center in Salt Lake City
Despite the almost impossible odds of a Krishna temple succeeding in the center of Mormon country, it was soon drawing thousands of western college students from the local Brigham Young University to its huge, elaborate festivals.
ISKCON Utah Looks at Big Picture with “Llama Fest”
About 4,000 people will stream in through the gates of ISKCON Utah onto its spacious grounds this July 17th, to spend the afternoon in the shadow of the enormous Vedic temple with its fifty-foot dome. But they’ll be attending for possibly the last reason one might expect to visit a Hare Krishna temple—the 16th annual Llama Fest.
Utah Krishnas Part of National Prayer Day
Caru Das, president of the Lotus Temple in Utah, participated in the National Prayer Day Observances across the country on May 6 by speaking at the Provo Taberanacle on the evils of "party spirit" among religions.
Holi: Festival of Colors Bring Utahns Out From Hibernation
Spanish Fork houses the biggest Holi celebration in the U.S. where people from California, Nevada, Texas even the U.K. and China came to celebrate.
Vedic Invocation Starts Work Day in US State Capitol
Caru Dasa, president of the Hare Krishna temple in Utah, delivered the opening prayer for the State Senate in the Salt Lake City capitol building on Friday, February 19th.
A Most Unique Building at Spanish Fork
Ask any Spanish Fork resident and they will be able to point you in the direction of one of the most unique buildings in town and possibly in the whole state. Perched on a hill just south of downtown Spanish Fork stands the Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple.
Utah Krishna Temple Holds 23rd Annual “Festival of India”
Charu Dasa, president of ISKCON’s Krishna Temple in Spanish Fork, Utah, welcomed a crowd of over three thousand for the 23rd annual Festival of India this September 12th
An Explosion of Color: Hare Krishna Festivals at ISKCON Utah
How do you put on one of the biggest Hare Krishna festivals in the world?
For Charu Dasa, president at ISKCON Utah, Spanish Fork, it was almost an accident. Twelve years ago, he opened the temple doors for the public to join them in celebrating Holi, the festival of colors. Commemorating Krishna’s playful throwing of powdered and liquid colors at his consort Radha and her gopi friends, it is usually celebrated with gleeful abandon in India.
Utah Students Get Lesson in Foreign Religion and Culture
SPANISH FORK — Older Utahns may not consider the wide-open spaces of southern Utah County a cultural mecca, but school students who regularly make the trip here know better.
Rising atop a knoll along U.S. 89 amid a patchwork of gentlemanly farms and pastures, the stark white domes of the Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple gleam in the sunlight — a mirage in the desert that may well disappear on second glance.
Festival of Colors Draws Thousands to Krishna Temple
SPANISH FORK, Utah (ABC 4 News) - Thousands chanting, flowing robes, and an ornate Hare Krishna temple. You might think you were in India or another country from the Far East. Utah Valley probably wouldn’t be the first place to come to mind.
Holi Moley: Utah to Celebrate Festival of Colors
Getting to throw handfuls of brightly colored powder at a 15,000-strong crowd also seems too good to be true, so what's the catch?
No catch. In celebration of the Indian Holi Festival, also known as the Festival of Colors, the Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple in Spanish Fork opens its doors to celebrants of all types -- from full-blooded Indians with an understanding of Holi, to ne'er-do-wells who simply get a kick out of chucking dyed flour at strangers.
Hare Krishna Temple Shares Culture & Cuisine
I am visiting the Sri Sri Radha Hare Krishna Temple in Spanish Fork, and we are right in the middle of the evening's lecture before we partake of a ceremonial "Love Feast." Though my stomach is rumbling, the speakers are quite captivating. There are two brief discussions that explain the core tenants of the Hare Krishna movement. Caru Das, the director of the temple, explains that people are, "shaped to serve," and that the reason they chant is to, "clear the dust off our hearts."
Utah Governor Hosts ISKCON Leader for Diwali
The smells of paneer pakora and stuffed okra filled the Governor's Mansion on Friday night as Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr. invited many from Utah's Indian community to celebrate Diwali with himself and his family.
Diwali, or the Festival of Lights, is a celebration of the victory of good over evil in people, and is recognized by Hindus, Sikhs, Jains and Buddhists worldwide.
The Highlight of Llama Fest? Llamas, of Course
SPANISH FORK — Llamas are native to lands far from where Hinduism originated, but in these docile creatures, Charu Das sees an exemplary adherence to one of the main tenants of his faith: tolerance.
"There's only so much you can do about your environment," said Das, 61, who manages the Hare Krishna Temple in Spanish Fork. "We can't make it dark at noon, we can't make it light at midnight. ... Our response should not always be to control nature. It's better to learn to tolerate, just like animals."
Utah Festival of Colors Brightens Day, Blocks Traffic
In Western myth March was going out like a Lion, in Eastern tradition it was time to spatter paint each other.
An estimated 10,000 people gathered at the Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple Saturday for the Holi Festival, or Festival of Colors. After a colorless, dull winter, Spring is celebrated, in part, by people tossing powdered colors on each other and in the air.
Utah Temple Project Grows Roots in Mormon Country
Whatever made the Hare Krishna movement build a Hindu temple in the midst of Mormon dominated Utah?
“The Lord built a temple here just to show He could do it. Caru Dasa, the president of the temple, has often said, “He did it as a prank.”
Thousands Gather for Utah Krishnas Annual Holi Festival
Three thousand people descended on rural Spanish Fork on Saturday afternoon for belly dancing, a vegetarian buffet, bonfire and ritual witch burning capped with a colored powder fight, chanting, singing and moshing.