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Stroudsburg Sringeri Vidya Bharati Foundation Etiquette, Timings

Stroudsburg Sringeri Vidya Bharati Foundation Timings:

Weekday: 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM, & 4:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Weekend & Major Holidays: 8:30 AM to 8:30 PM

Mahaprasadam Timings:

Weekdays:
11:30 AM TO 12:30 PM & 7:30 PM TO 8:45 PM
(Only during weekdays, please call 570-629-7881 to let us know the number of people coming for Mahaprasadam)
Weekend & Major Holidays:
12 NOON TO 2:00 PM & 7:30 PM TO 8:45 PM

Stroudsburg Sringeri Vidya Bharati Foundation

The Sringeri Sadhana Center follows the traditional and authentic practice of Vedic culture and principles (Sanatana Dharma) in order to preserve the peace and holiness of the temple, which are indispensable for an environment conducive to worship and prayer. As a result, SVBF requests your cooperation by observing the following guidelines when visiting the temple. Remember that this is your temple and our intention is to make sure everyone has a peaceful experience during your visit.

Stroudsburg Sringeri Vidya Bharati Foundation Main Temple Hall:

Please turn off your cell phone or beeper or switch them to vibrate mode before entering Main Temple Hall.
Please remain silent during the pooja.
Please carry out all general conversations outside of the Main Temple Hall.
Please make or receive any telephone calls outside of the Main Temple Hall.
Please restrain your children from running around or making noise in the Main Temple Hall.
We suggest that the children be engaged in prayer or another quiet activity while in the Main Temple Hall.
If you have to leave during the pooja, please do so quietly without causing any disturbance to other devotees.
Please do not touch or lean over the Deities. Please do not step on to the altar.
Please do not stand in the front during the pooja when others are sitting behind you.
Please do not sit stretching your legs towards the Deities.
Please receive prasadam and other offerings in an orderly fashion following the pooja.

Stroudsburg Sringeri Vidya Bharati Foundation Cleanliness:

Please help us maintain the Temple surroundings clean.
Please return the meditation chairs to the designated area after using them in the Main Temple hall.
Please do not change children’s diapers in the Main Temple Hall.
Please do not leave any trash behind in the Temple surroundings.

Stroudsburg Sringeri Vidya Bharati Foundation Food and Drinks:

Food and Drinks are not allowed in the Main Temple Hall.
Please feed children outside the Main Temple Hall.
Alcohol, smoking and non-vegetarian food are not allowed anywhere in the Temple property.
Please do not eat prasadam in the Main Temple Hall.

Stroudsburg Sringeri Vidya Bharati Foundation Attire:

Please note that the Temple is a sacred place of worship and use your discretion to dress accordingly.
No footwear is allowed in the Temple Hall, dining and kitchen areas.

SVBF offers these guidelines to provide an environment of devotion and holiness to all devotees. We need your cooperation to maintain these traditions as much as possible. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation. If you have questions or comments about these guidelines.

Devotees are invited to take care of their children and their belongings in the temple. SVBF is not responsible for any loss, damage, accident or other unforeseen circumstances that may be experienced by visitors to the premises.

Stroudsburg Sringeri Vidya Bharati Foundation Address:

327 Cays Road,
Stroudsburg,
PA 18360, USA

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