Salt Lake City welcomes, The Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple opened it's doors yesterday, on July 23rd. Located at 3370 so. 965 e. with the stated mission to "bring people to Krishna consciousness and membership in his devotional family. Develop them to spiritual maturity and equip them for their service in the temple and life mission in the world, in order to magnify Krishna's Holy name."
President Caru Das, and his wife Vaibhavi Devi have spent most of their life in service to Krishna. Ten years ago they built the Krishna temple located in Spanish Fork which is also known as the cookie temple. It was deemed as such because they sold cookies to raise funds to build the spectacular white temple. Devi also known as Vi, designed the temple with immaculate detail, that produced a masterpiece. It's a place that all are welcome and the peace is profound.
For many years they wanted to open up a temple in the Salt Lake area and looked into property, but now, the timing was right and it came together smoothly. The property is surrounded by foliage and privacy. The building is a former school that is spacious with accommodating classrooms for the different services and events they offer the community. Services are held on Saturday and Sunday with lively festivals that you will want to attend.
Hare Krishna, also called the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) was founded in the United States in 1965 by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. The name Krishna means 'All attractive form of the Supreme Personality of Godhead.' They believe the Supreme God is known by other names such as Yahweh and Allah.
Hinduism forms the basis of the Hare Krishna beliefs. Their pursuit is in obtaining the "highest eternal pleasure," which is achieved by cleansing and purifying the mind and body. They follow the four regulative principles which are; (1) No eating of meat, fish or eggs. (2) No intoxication. (3) No gambling and (4) No illicit sex life.
Their is much to learn and understand and you can start your journey by going to www.utahkrishnas.org/