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“Quite disappointing...in need of serious fixing up!”

Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: South of Spanish Fork, Utah, in a semi rural environment, we have 15 acres (5.85 Hectares) upon which sit a gorgeous temple, a 6,000 sq foot residential facility with comfortable double rooms, two outdoor stages, a large covered pavilion, and amenities for parrots, peacocks, llamas and 3 small cows. There is a 200,000 gallon lake with waterfall from which we gravity feed one acre under cultivation. The acreage produces chemical free tomatoes, eggplants, varieties of chilis, squash, melons, corn, cabbage, broccoli, zucchini, cucumbers, spinach, radishes, green peppers, potatoes and flowers for worship. We sponsor lots of festivals and twice or thrice yearly yoga retreats. Other annual events are the Llama Fest in July, Krishna Janmastami in August, Festival of India in September, & Diwali, Festival of Lights in October. We teach yoga five days a week and have classes on the Bhagavad Gita 6am and 6pm as well as daily kirtans. These programs are optional for the guests, though the more they attend, the more they will be informed about the 5,000 year old spiritual culture and practices of "Bhakti Yoga". There are a gift store on the property and salad bar with hot buffet open (12 pm - 5 pm) 7 days a week. We do a lot of cooking for those interested to learn. Local sights are Sundance Resort, Bridal Veil Falls, the Alpine Loop, hiking trails in Hobble Creek, Diamond Fork Hot Springs, Provo Canyon etc. Llamas are available for some treks in summer. We are the number one llama rental facility in Utah with 35 animals on the property.
Reviewed June 7, 2014

The grounds surrounding this temple is not very pretty. Weeds are everywhere and nothing seems landscaped. The building itself, at least on the outside, needs serious fixing up. The paint is peeling, windows are dirty, and much of the building seems to be in disrepair. We peeked into one of their rooms and it contained the typical Hare Krishna stuff. We were going to take a tour, however, after seeing the condition of the place we decided to pass.

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carudas, Manager at Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple, responded to this reviewResponded May 14, 2015

In addition to all the in-house services the temple offers: yoga classes, retreats, festivals, buffet, salad bar, gift store, animal farm, bird sanctuary, worship services, weddings, organic farmstay, etc., several members travel months of the year in other states offering a Festival of Colors. There are periods of short handedness during which mowing the grass, painting, and tidying sometimes take a back seat temporarily and for this we apologize to the tourists who have only an initial impression to go on.

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Reviewed March 31, 2013

We attended the Holi Festival of Colors and it was well worth the drive. What an incredible celebration of Peace and Love. Admission was $3 (cash only) colors were $2 a bag. The colors are made of cornstarch so safe and clean. You cant bring colors from out side so save your money for the temple where you are buying from the Krishnas and supporting them. There is live music, several food vendors all very reasonably priced. I purchased a four course authentic Indian meal for $6. Bring your sunglasses, sunscreen and a bandana. They do official color throws every two hours and the air is a little hard to breathe for about a minute and a half. Most of those attending are young teens and 20-somethings, but if you go a little early it is not too rowdy and the kids should have fun! If you want to dance to DJ Yogi...head up a little later and party with the young ones! This is something everyone should experience at least once!

3  Thank Northbynorthwest_11
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Reviewed March 14, 2013

We went for the Llama festival. Got to walk thru the Temple and hear some of their music. Very beautiful place, people & food.

2  Thank bcrj1234
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Reviewed February 2, 2012

This is the most beautiful place in the world to do yoga and participate with the guardians who take care of the temple.

1  Thank Kristine58
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Reviewed November 3, 2011

We went to the Festival of Colors at the Hari Krishna temple in Spanish Fork and were not disappointed. I had seen it on the news the year previous and wrote it on our calendar to attend. The temple website gives parking instructions but the mileage was WAY off. They said it was something like a one mile walk from the parking lot at a school to the temple. It was much much further and had we realized this, we would have taken the shuttle for a small fee. Also, we found closer parking lots along the way, such as at the grocery store, which we would have happily bought stuff at and used their lot. Be prepared to see 1000's of people. I would estimate about 5000 were there when we were, but everyone was so happy so it wasn't too bad. They sell chalk at the temple. There are some vendors along the road to the temple also, but we bought ours inside. We bought the 'cheap' chalk, as opposed to the more expensive bold colored chalk. We got at least twice as much in the less vibrant chalk colors for less money. It's not a big deal since everyone throws the chalk and you end up with all different colors on you anyway. Bring a bandanna to wear over your face - or a mask of some type. Also, sunglasses are very helpful at keeping the dust from your eyes. It's fun to wear white so that you see all the colors on you. We had jackets on because it was quite cool so could shed those before getting in our vehicle after the chalk throw. I would bring towels to protect your car seats. You can buy food there -it was reasonably priced. They had a variety of vegetarian dishes, as well as meaty ones. You can enter the temple after removing shoes. People were dancing inside. There are a lot of interesting statues to be seen and the architecture is beautiful - very intricate. We were there about two hours max. Bring your camera for sure! Our kids absolutely loved the day, as did we. We may go back again!

5  Thank ripley5531
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