Sri Govindaji Gaudiya Matha A New Year Celebration in a New Temple


HOUSTON: Sri Govindaji Gaudiya Matha welcomed the New Year with a beautiful ‘Bhajan Sandhya’ (devotional singing), aarati and a sumptuous prasadam feast. Over several hundred attended in the newly constructed 15,000 square foot temple. There was much to be grateful for and much to celebrate. Last year was wonderful and the coming year promises to be another good one for the temple and its growing congregation of devotees.

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There were so many good voices accompanied by harmonium, mridanga and other instruments. The congregation was particularly pleased with the high school students’ devotional singing. Everyone appreciated that there are so many devotees who sing so well and lead all in wonderful worship of the Deities.

The melodies and words of bhajans are to carry our hearts to transcendental realm and remind us of the true reality often obscured behind the maya of daily life. It felt as if time were suspended at the New Years’ service.

Sri Govindaji Gaudiya Matha was founded by His Divine Grace Srila Bhaktivedanta Narayana Goswami Maharaja, a renowned preacher of Vedic knowledge and author of over a 100 books on Gaudiya Vaishnavishm.

The presiding Deities at the temple are: Krishna (Sri Govindaji) and Srimati Radharani; Sri Sri Gauranga Mahaprabhu and Sri Nityananda Prabhu; and Sri Sri Sita Rama Laksmana Hanuman. The temple has six regular aarati and darshans every day along with several spiritual classes during the week.

Visitors are warmly welcomed anytime and are especially encouraged to attend our Sunday services. We have members from Punjab to Tamil Nadu, Bengal to Gujarat, and places across America. You will find traditional Vedic teachings, worship and values in an American setting.

The Sri Govindaji Gaudiya Matha temple is located between the Katy Freeway (I-10), the Northwest Freeway (290), Grand Parkway (99) and Highway 6. It is very convenient for the following areas: Katy, Cy-Fair, Sugar Land, the Energy Corridor, Memorial and Tomball. Every Sunday we have: bhajans and kirtan starting at 5 PM; Hari katha in English at 5:45; Aarati at 7:00 followed by Sri Tulasi puja; and delicious healthy prasadam afterwards. Bhakti Gurukula for children in grades K-12 starts at 5:45. The new Gurukula semester starts from Jan 12th. Hindi classes are at 5 PM.

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