Open House Sunday Feast with Kirtans, Yoga Talk, and Free vegetarian feast
Sunday, December 25, 2016 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM (CST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Please join us every Sunday at the temple for our free vegetarian Sunday feast. All are welcome to attend for this fun-filled evening of fellowship.
Here is the schedule of activities:
4:00-4:30 - Bhajans (mantra accompanied by music)
4:30-5:00 - Arati ceremony with Kirtana
5:00-6:00 - Lecture on yoga by Senior Devotees
6:00-7:00 - Fee vegetarian feast
History of the Sunday Feasts
puris - a light tortillalike whole wheat bread fried in ghee (clarified butter)
- pushpanna rice - an opulent rice dish, prepared with nuts and spices.
- samosas - a fried pastry stuffed with cauliflower and peas.
- pakoras - vegetables dipped in chick-pea batter and deep-fried in ghee
- two or more subjis - cooked vegetables, often including small cubes of fresh, homemade cheese.
- kheer - a dessert of sweetened condensed milk.
- burfi - a milk sweet resembling vanilla fudge.
- lassi - cooling yogurt-fruit drink
In 1967 Hare Krishna devotees opened their second temple, in San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury district, where they served prasadam meals free to over 250 people daily. By the early 1970s, the ISKCON Sunday feast had been established as a weekly event in major cities throughout the world, including New York, Boston, Washington, D.C., San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Mexico City, Montreal, London, Paris, Rome, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Nairobi, Calcutta, Bombay, Sydney, Melbourne, and Rio de Janeiro. Srila Prabhupada often light-heartedly referred to the Hare Krishna movement as "the kitchen religion," thus expressing his satisfaction with how well his followers were carrying out his desire to flood the world with prasadam.