Initiated by His Divine Grace, the Sunday Feast Program has always been popular amongst general public and devotees alike in all temples and centers everywhere in the world. The purpose of Sunday Feast is to preach and serve the community with wholesome nutritious prasadam and also to allow them to inquire about Lord Sri Krsna to ISKCON devotees. Call it simply, Srila Prabhupada wanted Sunday Feast to be a pure “sadhu sanga”.
In Suva Temple, every Sunday devotees organize tasty prasadam and distribute it to all guests after the regular program ( for each Sunday finishes). The temple committee prepares a special class roster which lists devotees to give Sunday Feast pravachan ( discourse) based on Srila Prabhupada’s Bhagavat Gita As it Is or Srimad Bhagavatam.
Normally the Sunday Feast Program begins with a Kirtan around 11.00 am. By 11.30 am most guests have arrived and the devotee responsible to give discourse ( for that particular day) sings Jay Radha Madhava Bhajan. After an ecstatic 30 minute bhajans and kritans, a sunday feast lecture follows. Guests are allowed to ask questions and seek clarifications based on the days discourse before the grand arati of mid day. The miday arati begins 12.30pm that lasts for half an hour. Concluding with announcements, guest are invited into the prasadam hall for lunch.
Since the temple opened, not a single day has been missed where a Sunday feast was not held. Usually 150 – 200 guests attend a Sunday feast while the number of guests significantly increase from 100’s to thousands on major festivals.
Just recently the temple has started Harinam from 9.00 am – 10 am before Sunday Feast program begins. Everyone is invited.
The exact time for the program may change at certain times therefore it is advised that temple office be contacted in advance for any special visits to the temple.