Utah Attractions January 18, 2017
This Looks Like Aladdin’s Palace, But It’s Right Here In Utah And You Can Take A Tour
Deep in the heart of Utah County, where the population of Mormons tops 80%, you’ll find something rather unexpected. Located in Spanish Fork is a beautiful Radha Krishna temple, and people of all faiths are welcome to visit. Take a look!
The Radha Krishna Temple is located at 8628 South State Street, Spanish Fork.
The temple is open for tours from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm, daily.
During your tour, you'll see the inside of the temple, and learn about Krishna Consciousness. You'll also learn a lot about the culture of India in this special place.
The grounds are beautiful, with many sculptures, works of art and a koi pond.
The white peacock is beautiful!
The Llamas at the temple work for Utah Valley Llamas, a packing business that serves the local area. Llamas are rented by Boy Scout troops, and other groups who take them on expeditions to Yellowstone, Wind River and the high Uintas.
Cows are sacred in the Hindu faith, and Hindus are vegetarian. Cows are never slaughtered, but are raised for their milk and labor.
Govinda's Buffet is offered daily.
Stop by between 11:00 am and 7:00 pm every day for a delicious vegetarian, Indian buffet that includes specialties such as curries, dahl, papadams, Bhasmati rice and fresh fruit. The price is just $5.00 for adults, $4.00 for teens and $3.00 for children 12 and under.
Everyone is welcome at the Sunday Love Feast, held at 5:00 pm.
The cost is a suggested donation of $5, and includes prayers, a lecture or talk by Caru Das, the temple president, or another guest lecturer, and of course...a delicious meal.
The Holi-Festival of Colors is held every May.
Thousands of people attend this fun festival, where participants throw colored chalk into the air as a symbol of throwing their cares to the wind.
The Janmastami Krishna’s Appareance Day Celebration is held every August.
This festival includes special ceremonies, kirtans, dance, music and a huge feast.
India Fest in September is a huge festival celebrating the country and culture of India.
Visit this festival for delicious Indian cuisine, dance and entertainment, the pageant of the epic Ramayana, henna decoration, fireworks and more.
These are just three of the seven annual festivals held at the temple. For more information on all the festivals,
This unique temple brings a special cultural awareness to our state, and we love the place it has in our community.
From entertaining festivals to interesting traditions to sharing delicious meals, this is a place where everyone is welcome. India may be far away from the Beehive State, but Utahns of all backgrounds and faiths can come together right here in Spanish Fork.
For more information about the Radha Krishna Temple,
visit the website.
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