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Hindu Temple of Kern County, Bakersfield, CA

Hindu Temple of Kern County,
6700 Valleyview Drive, Bakersfield, CA, 93306
Phone: 661-872-9396

Mandir or Temple is the abode of God. The Temple is the focus for all aspects of everyday life in the Hindu community - religious, cultural, educational and social. The Radha-Krishna Temple (also known as the “Hindu Temple of Kern County”) is a non-profit organization, actively fulfilling the spiritual, cultural, and social needs of the Hindu community of the Kern County area. This site provides information on the forthcoming festivals at the Temple, and other related community events.

Hindu Temple of Kern County has started a volunteer services credit program for High School and College Students.

Dear Friends, Namaste! :
Hindu Temple of Kern County has started a volunteer services credit program for High School and College Students. If any high school or college student wants to participate to earn these volunteer services program credits for their school or college, please fill the form printed on the other side of letter and send it to the following address:
Hindu Temple of Kern County
C/o Volunteer Services Program - School Credit
6700 Valley View Drive,
Bakersfield, CA. 93306

The following are few and growing list of Volunteer Services Projects at Hindu Temple of Kern County that a student can participate and earn credits:
1) General Cleaning Help in Garden, Kitchen, Temple Hall and Rooms, Parking, and Premise.
2) Gardening Help in Temple Premise.
3) Playing with, Tutoring and supervising young Kids.
4) General Help during Temple Events. (e.g., Setting Up, Preparing and Mailing Flyers, Help Priests etc.)
5) Volunteering to teach skills to young kids and Adults. (E.g. Computer, Graphics, Editing, Different Languages etc.)

Hindu Temple of Kern County will decide, monitor discipline, and assign program duties if there are too many or too few selections.
Please contact Dr. Vinod Kumar if you need further information about the Volunteer Program. You can also contact any Board Member for the Volunteer Services at the Hindu Temple.

Ajay Patel
Rashmi Shah
Narashiman Vaidianatha
Raman Patel
Sharad Bhakta
Pramod Shrivastav
Vinod Kumar
Jyoti Amin
Ishwar P. Patel

Temple Committee:
The committee is made up of two parts, the board of directors and the sub-committee. The board of directors for the Temple is as followed.

Ishwarbhai P. Patel

Vinod Kumar

Ramanbhai Patel

Ajay C. Patel

Members at Large
Jyoti H. Amin
Rashmibhai Shah
Pramod K. Srivastava
Narashiman Vaidianatha
Sharad R. Bhakta

Sri Ramesh Sathyanarayana Shastryiji

Temple Services :

Archana(sponsor) - $11.00
Sahasranama Archana - $21.00
Abhishekam (sponsor) - $51.00
Satyanarayana Puja (sponsor) - $51.00
Havan(sponsor) - $101.00
Personal Services :

Dolotsavam (Naming Child) - $51.00
Chaulam (Hair Offering) - $51.00
New Car/Vehicle Puja - $51.00
Satyanarayana Puja (Individual) - $75.00
Upanayanam (Thread Ceremony) - $101.00
Kalayana Utsavam - $101.00
Priest (In Temple) - $51.00
Priest (In Kern, +Travel) - $101.00
Priest (Outside Kern, +Travel/Airfare) - $151.00
Priest for Wedding (on premises) - $151.00
Priest for Wedding (off premises) - $301.00
Kitchen (in hall) - $51.00
Havan (upto 3 hours off premises) - $301.00
Havan (more than 3 hours off premises) - $501.00
Thursday, October 14th - Saturday, October 23rd
Mahaprasadam (Dashera) - Saturday, October 23rd

Friday, October 15th - Saturday, October 23rd Everyday 6:45pm - 7:30pm

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Shree Saraswathi Puja
Saturday, October 19th - 7:00pm

Shree Durgha Puja
Thursday, October 21st - 7:00pm

Maha Ayudha Puja
Friday, October 22nd - 7:00pm
Sarad Purnima
Thursday, October 28th

Friday, November 12th

New Year Annakut
Saturday, November 13th

Jalaram Jayanti
Thursday, November 18th

Tulasi Vivah
Monday, November 22nd

The membership fees are as followed
Single $35.00
Family $51.00
Life Membership $1111.00

To become a member you can download the form and mail it to the Temple or contact one of the board of directors for more information on other methods to become a member. Renewal membership fees are collected at the annual general body meeting during Diwali.
If you have any questions or comments please contact one the following people

Ishwarbhai P. Patel (President)
Email: mpapatel@yahoo.com

Vinod Kumar (Vice-President)
Email: vkumarmd@yahoo.com

Ramanbhai Patel (Treasurer)

Ajay C. Patel (Secretary)
Email: ajay_patel@oxy.com

Jyoti H. Amin
Email: darapura@yahoo.com

Rashmibhai Shah
Email: rshah@bak.rr.com

Pramod K. Srivastava
Email: knnsp@yahoo.com

Narashiman Vaidianatha

Sharad R. Bhakta
Email: sbhakta111@aol.com

Hiren Patel (Web Administrator)
Email: hp@hirenpatel.com

Ramesh Shastri
Email: sudhapurnima@yahoo.com

Paresh Pandya
661-243-6123 (Cell)
Email: paresh_pandya@yahoo.com

Om Tat Sat

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