SALT LAKE CITY -- Utah's capital city has a Hindu temple now named Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple.
This is the third Hindu temple in Utah, according to a news release from the temple. Other Hindu temples are Sri Ganesha Hindu Temple of Utah in South Jordan and Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple in Spanish Fork.
Opened July 23 in a 3.72 acre site near downtown and University of Utah, which was formerly a school building owned by Seventh Day Adventists, this Krishna Temple is "dedicated to bring people to Krishna Consciousness."
This new temple also has a gift shop, a lounge, classrooms, auditorium, and kitchen. It holds services on Saturdays and Sundays, besides a Sunday school and Saturday Bhagavad-Gita (Song of the Lord) class. It plans to hold festivals like Holi, urban summer camps, community events and become a cultural resource.
The temple will hold "Great Salt Lake Yoga Fest" on Sept. 3-5 and an "India Fest" on Sept. 11. Supported by volunteers, it plans to launch a vegetarian sandwich shop and buffet and offer Wi-Fi. Caru Das Adikari is the temple priest.