The Sunday Feast
Every Sunday, devotees gather at Hare Krishna Temples around the world for The Sunday Feast.
"The Sunday Feast" was created by our founder, Srila Prabhupada, in 1966 on the Lower East Side of New York. Srila Prabhupada cooked alongside the devotees, creating a dozen exotic vegetarian preparations each week, including puris (deep fried bread), chutney (sweet and spicy side dish), subjis (vegetable dishes), rice, raita (vegetables in cool yogurt) pakoras (battered and friend vegetables), halavah (sweet wheat pilaf), sweet rice, and many other items. Hundreds of interested people would come for class, kirtan, and the prasadam of the opulent feast offered to Krishna. By the 1970 s, Krishna temples had spread to cities around the world, and the Sunday Feast tradition continued.
Sunday Feast at ISKCON Portland
Organized and prepared by our congregation members and volunteers. The free feast generally consists of rice, one or two vegetable dishes, a dal (soup from dried beans), a dessert, and perhaps a beverage, chutney, or a special treat. Everything is made with love and devotion.
Recipes for many of our preparations can be found in the Resources section.
Sunday Feast Schedule
11:30 AM - Class/Q&A
12:30 PM - Aarti & Kirtan
1:00 PM - Announcements
1:30 PM - Prasadam (Sanctified Vegetarian Food)
Sunday School: 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
For directions to the temple, please see Visit the Temple.
There are volunteer opportunities for cooking, cleaning, serving, and sponsoring both the Sunday Feasts and special events. Please contact [email protected] if you think you might like to help.