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Another east coast center Radha Govind Dham New York’s celebrations, festivals and classes have generated a lot of buzz in the media. Here are some recent press clippings.


Times of India  Sep 2017


The Indian diaspora in New York celebrated Janmashtami with a burst of colours on August 14 as devotees came together at the Radha Govind Dham New York (RGDNY) to celebrate the birth of Lord Krishna in full Indian fashion.

RDGNY attracted a huge crowd of around 6,000 attendees to celebrate the festival. From kids dressed up as Krishna, delectable varieties of Indian dishes, to the famous ‘handi-phod’ ritual, the spirit of Janmashtami was everywhere.

The chief guests for the event were Bollywood actress Mahima Chaudhary and deputy comptroller of Nassau County Dilip Chauhan. Mahima Chaudhary said she felt inspired by the Indian diaspora gathering together to celebrate on such a large scale in New York

The celebrations ended with a birthday cake being cut and a special ‘aarti’ for little Krishna at midnight.


August 18, 2017


Aug 18 2017 North American Newsline Bollywood Actress Miss Mahima Chaudhary attended RGDNY Janmashtami celebration Aug 2017


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Desi Talk, Oct 1 2015

Health Fair at New York Hindu Temple Glen Oaks


Desi Talk

Radha Ashtami celebration at New York Hindu Temple


Times of India


Radha Govind Dham - New York Hindu Temple in the News

Times of India


NEW YORK: More than 3000 people from all over the United States attended the recent Janmashtmi block party hosted by Radha Govind Dham in New York City. This was the second Janmashtami party organised by the Dham.

The event began at 3.00pm on September 5 with a performance by Suresh on the guitar singing Krishna bhajans, followed by a lecture by Swami Nikhilanand, a Dham preacher from Austin, Texas. A dance and Leela performance followed – this was presented by the students of Shiksha, a cultural-educational outfit run by the Dham. About 70 children participated in the best dressed Krishna (fancy dress) contest. The outdoor program ended with a Garba dance involving all participants of the programme. This was followed by further activities inside the temple until midnight including the abhishek of Krishna and the maha arti. Free snacks and dinner were served at the end of the programme.


South Asian Times


New York Hindu Temple - Krishna Janmashtami


New York: New York is still feeling the effects of the bliss of Janmashtmi that was showered on the second Janmashtmi block party hosted by Radha Govind Dham NY. At least three thousand people from all over the United States came in large numbers to witness this event which marks the Hindu festival of appearance of Lord Krishna. Everyone was amazed by how grand and how organized this program was.

Radha Govind Dham NY volunteers had been preparing for this event for months in advance, which began at 3.00pm on Sep 5th with an electrifying performance by Suresh on the guitar singing beautiful Krishna bhajans. This was followed by a lecture by Swami Nikhilanand ji, who is a Sanyasi preacher from Radha Madhav Dham in Austin TX, on the significance of Janmashtmi with some more kirtans. Then came the electrifying dance and Leela performances by the students of Shiksha, a cultural educational program by Radha Govind Dham. They had the whole crowd swooning with joy.

To encourage the little children to know more about Lord Krishna, Radha Govind Dham hosted the Best Dressed Krishna Contest, which had about seventy kids from as young as newborns to sixteen years of age take part dressed adorably as Lord Krishna. The outdoor program ended with an outdoor Garba dance in which all the participants took part. So overwhelming was the response that the organizers ran out of Garba sticks.

About 1600 people enjoyed the delicious free dinner especially prepared for the event. This was followed by Maha Arti and then the program continued inside the temple until midnight and culminated with Abhisheikh of Baby Krishna and Maha Arti.

Another highlight of the program was the Highest Community Service award presented to Radha Govind Dham NY for its exemplary services rendered to the society. It was presented by Dilip Chauhan, Director of SouthEast/AsianAffairs for Nassau County Comptroller George Maragos. The award was accepted by Swami Nikhilanandji and Rohit Sharma of Radha Govind Dham New York.


The Indian Eye


New York Hindu Temple's amazing Krishna Janmashtami


Akhila News Gujarat


New York Hindu Temple Janmashtami Block Party


Divya Bhaskar


Glen Oaks Radha Govind Dham Hindu Mandir Janmashtami

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