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Krishna Temple to host holiday festivals Nov. 2

Krishna Temple, 8628 S. Main, will host the Indian New Year and Thanksgiving festivals on Sunday, Nov. 2, at 5:30 p.m. Events include:

- 5:30 p.m. - fire sacrifice of grains, seeds, etc.- 6 p.m. - Arotik ceremony of bells offering incense, camphor, ghee lamps, flower, fragrance and peacock feathers.

- 7 p.m. - the main event of the celebration called Anna Kuta - lights in the temple room are turned down and the altar area is opened dramatically to the sounds of conch shells being blown and gongs sounding as a food extravaganza of 108 preparations is offered to the deities. The show is illuminated by flashing colored lights and dozens of votive candles.

- 7:20 p.m. - worship of live cow with flower garlands and sweets.

- 8 p.m. - huge vegetarian feast for all participants.

The public is invited. For information, call 798-3559.