Type of centre: Temple/Farm
Brief details of centre
The Alachua Krishna Community consists of a large variety of devotees,
friends of devotees, and congregational members.
The Temple farm property is partitioned into different areas. Approximately
fifteen acres is set aside for the Temple building, Tulasi house,
offices, a sewing room, a store, cow barn, storage barn and a few
temple-owned residences. The rest of the 127-acre tract provides
space for two schools, Back to Godhead magazine, Bhaktivedanta
Institute, the Krishna Community Fund, Community and Youth Center,
and a few private, devotee-owned homes. The remaining land is pasture
for the Lord's cows.
The Temple building is modest in size with a large, pillared veranda
on all sides. Surrounded by a troop of stately Oak trees, the Temple
is graced with a spacious lawn and is prefaced with an ornate, impressive
Italian style fountain.
This is only Phase One of the planned complex of facilities, which
includes a Prasadam and Culture Hall and a network of brick walkways,
all laid out in perfect vastu order.
2002 was the 25th Anniversary of New Raman Reti. On the day that
Srila Prabhupada passed away, 16 November 1977, the contract was
signed to purchase this 127 acre tract of land in Alachua County.
Deities: Sri Sri Radha Shyamasundar, Sri
Sri Gaura Nitai , Lord Nrsmhadeva
Installed: September 5th 2000
Vaisnava Academy Day School
Program Director: Nataka Chandrika Devi
Contact info: 17414 NW 112th Blvd., Alachua, FL
The VADS is a wonderful learning experience for children from
preschool through 8th grade. Qualified Vaisnava teachers are on
staff with many years experience both in ISKCON and public schools.
A strong spiritual program includes Deity darsana,
guru-puja, Srimad-Bhagavatam class at the temple;
japa and sastra-study at school.
The school building is on the temple property, across from temple
building with 10-12 students average per classroom.
Vaisnava Academy for Girls
Program Directors: Laksmimoni Devi Dasi
and Akuti Devi Dasi.
Contact info: 18925 NW CR# 239, Alachua, FL 32615
is an excellent, well rounded for girls aged 12 to 18.
Classes include an academic program of mathematics, English composition,
literature, science, history, women's studies, logical thought,
and computer skills.
Other studies include music, art, cooking, woodworking, pottery,
drama, Bharata-natyam dance, and Spanish.
Short-term studies offered by various learned members
of the community include topics like astrology, massage therapy,
logical thought, career development, computer graphics, and web-page
design just to name a few.
A strong sadhana program of mangala-arati, japa,
Srimad-Bhagavatam class, Bhagavad-gita classes,
weekly harinama and book distribution are also practiced.
How to get to the Alachua centre
We are located in north-central Florida, about 15 miles north
of Gainesville, home of the University of Florida.
From U.S. Hwy.#I-75:
Get off at Exit #78 and turn left on U.S. #441, heading south toward
Alachua proper, and turn left on State Route #235.
From U.S. #441 heading north:
Go to Alachua and turn right on SR# 235. Travel approx. 2 miles.
Temple is about half a mile past where road forks onto CR# 239.
A beautiful painted sign with Hare Krishna Temple and peacocks will
let you know you're here!
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