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Announcement of Temple Inauguration

By the infinite mercy of Śrī Śrī Guru and Gauranga, and Śrī Hari, we are delighted to announce the inauguration Festival of the Houston Temple, Śrī Govindaji Gaudiya Matha (SGGM) and the Vedic Education and Culture Center (VECTR), along with the installation of Śrī Śrī Radha Govindaji on July 13, 2013. A four-day festival is planned at the temple site from July 11 – 14, 2013 for this auspicious occasion. Back in 2010, Śrīla Gurudeva, His Divine Grace Śrīla Bhaktivedanta Narayana Gosvami Maharaja, had promised the members of Houston sanga that he will surely come to inaugurate this temple. We have strong conviction that He will certainly grace the occasion to fulfill his promise.


We have journeyed from a humble beginning to please our beloved Gurudeva by fulfilling his earnest desire to establish this Center for cultivating pure Bhakti in the West. Our sincere appeal to all our world-wide sanga is to participate in this festival.


Details will follow soon. Please stay tuned.



IGVS Houston





  • Amazing news. And a great website. I didnt even know this was here before. I will definitely be attending. We will bring 10 to 15 devotees from Mexico also.

    • Vishnu Das says:

      Dandavats Maharaja,
      Hare Krishna. All Glories to Sri Sri Guru and Gaurang.
      Great to hear from you after a long time… We are happy that you will be coming for the festival along with several dozen devotees from Mexico.. Jai!!
      We will be sending out further details about the festival shortly. So, stay tuned..
      We are certainly looking forward to have your association..
      Vishnu das

  • devananda says:

    This is great news! Congratulations!

  • ramananda das says:

    Is there an accommodation arrangement for people flying in? Festival fee etc?

    • The festival fees and other such important details are to be announced soon. In particular devotees are working on recommended hotels list and group discounts as well. Airport shuttle service is also in plans. There is a fairly inexpensive (around $200 a week) hotel walking distance from the Temple (half a mile or less). That is “In Town Suites”, 5055 Highway 6 N, Houston, TX 77084, ph.(281) 463-0857. There are plenty other hotels around as well. We will make a Google group for sharing festival updates and all the important news related to the festival. Will sign you up among the first! :) Thanks for you inquiry, and we hope to see you here soon!

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