Our principal deities at Hare Krishna Dham are Sri Sri Radha Nila-Madhava. We also have Sri Sri Radha Giridhari, Sri Sri Giri Govardhana and two sets of Sri Sri Gaura Nitai. Deity worship is performed every single day. This includes changing the deities’ dresses, ornaments and garlands. It takes a lot of effort to maintain the highest standards of worship. Hare Krishna Dham offers adult education classes throughout greater Houston area. We also offer classes for children. Our goal is to impart Vedic knowledge onto everyone. The devotees at Hare Krishna Dham are working hard to provide all the necessities for your spiritual upliftment. We welcome your thoughts on making Hare Krishna Dham an even better environment.
ISKCON of Houston, Texas has faced major challenges recently in its efforts to introduce a huge new Vedic-style temple to the local community and to the world. An estimated 20,000 devotees, congregational members, and well-wishers including local politicians and celebrities were expected for the temple’s grand opening. They will still hold a grand festival over the long weekend from Friday November 5th through Sunday November 7th for Diwali and especially Govardhana Puja, as they have the biggest Sila, or representation of the sacred Hill, in North America. One thousand people are expected to attend, while devotees from out of town who already bought their ticket to the temple opening will be taken on a special tour of the under-construction temple.
Our huge pujari room—for taking care of the deities—is already 90% complete, as are our deity kitchen, small prasadam food hall, guest rooms, and offices,” says Manasi Ganga. “The stucco work on the exterior of the building has also commenced. The temple’s worship room will be divided into two sections to accommodate small or large crowds, depending on the festival or event. And on its altar will stand Giriraj Govardhan, Sri Sri Gaura Nitai, the life-size Sri Sri Radha Nila-Madhava—the largest Radha Krishna Deities in the US—and, hopefully, Sri Sri Radha Giridhari.
The property will feature a vegetarian restaurant called Holy Cow, a gift shop, three guest rooms and two ashram rooms, an audio / visual library, three administrative offices with a reception area, a deity kitchen, a prasadam area, a shower facility for priests coming to serve straight from their day jobs, a new house for the sacred Tulasi plant, a memorial room for Tamal Krishna Goswami, and a multi-storey parking garage.
Web site: http://www.iskconhouston.org
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