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Diwali 2017

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

DiwaliSunday 22nd October 2017

Diwali, meaning ‘festival of lights’, is one of the most widely celebrated occasions in the year. Diwali is observed not only by Hindus but also by Buddhists, Jains and Sikhs. The central theme for Hindus is derived from the epic Ramayana, but the festival also marks the traditional New Year’s Eve.

Diwali is celebrated with elaborate firework displays, candles and lamps. Join us at Bhaktivedanta Manor for a colourful stage show with drama and traditional dance and of course, a spectacular fireworks display at 6.30pm that will have every face turned towards the skies.

3:00pm Cultural show begins
6:30pm Grand Fireworks Display
7.00pm Free Vegetarian Meal (Prasadam)
7:30pm Offering of Candles

Note: darshan is available throughout the day from 12 noon until 9.30pm

Parking advice

Please be aware that we expect significant traffic levels entering and exiting the temple, bear with the volunteers in the car park.

  • Please do not park in roads surrounding the temple there is always plenty of parking available in the temple grounds
  • Parking in the village and surrounding roads creates congestion for entry and exit of vehicles and potential disharmony with the local residents
  • Please note there will be queues entering and exiting the temple at peak hours please plan accordingly – especially after the fireworks display
  • Please listen to and bear with the volunteers at all times

Immediately after the fireworks display there will be Dharshan, prasadam served in the tent .
We advise waiting for a while after the fireworks to avoid being caught in traffic at the same time.

Dusshera 2017

Sunday, September 17th, 2017

Sunday 1st October 2017
Cultural programme from 4:00 – 8:00pm
Burning of Ravana: 6:00 pm

Dusshera is celebrated in with great enthusiasm and excitement at Bhaktivedanta Manor with many expected to join us in the festivities.

The word Dusshera comes from the word `dus` meaning `ten’ and `hara`, meaning `annihilated`, referring to the destruction of the ten-headed Ravana. As explained in the above video clip, the festival marks the victory of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Lord Rama, over this demonic king and the subsequent rescue of Lord Rama’s wife Sita.

This pastime appears in the great epic Ramayana, which will be enacted by the temple’s youth group, Pandava Sena. At the drama’s climax, with the final arrow shot by Lord Rama, a huge effigy of Ravana will burst into flames. As it is reduced to ashes and the smoke bellows, spectators are reminded not succumb to the dictates of lust, anger, greed and envy.

The following video clips show previous year’s drama.

We look forward to seeing you on the day.

Diwali 2016

Friday, October 14th, 2016

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DiwaliSunday 30th October 2016

Diwali, meaning ‘festival of lights’, is one of the most widely celebrated occasions in the year. Diwali is observed not only by Hindus but also by Buddhists, Jains and Sikhs. The central theme for Hindus is derived from the epic Ramayana, but the festival also marks the traditional New Year’s Eve.

Diwali is celebrated with elaborate firework displays, candles and lamps. Join us at Bhaktivedanta Manor for a colourful stage show with drama and traditional dance and of course, a spectacular fireworks display at 6.30pm that will have every face turned towards the skies.

3:00pm Cultural show begins
6:30pm Grand Fireworks Display
7.00pm Free Vegetarian Meal (Prasadam)
7:30pm Offering of Candles

Note: darshan is available throughout the day from 12 noon until 9.30pm

Parking advice

Please be aware that we expect significant traffic levels entering and exiting the temple, bear with the volunteers in the car park.

  • Please do not park in roads surrounding the temple there is always plenty of parking available in the temple grounds
  • Parking in the village and surrounding roads creates congestion for entry and exit of vehicles and potential disharmony with the local residents
  • Please note there will be queues entering and exiting the temple at peak hours please plan accordingly – especially after the fireworks display
  • Please listen to and bear with the volunteers at all times

Immediately after the fireworks display there will be Dharshan, prasadam served in the tent .
We advise waiting for a while after the fireworks to avoid being caught in traffic at the same time.

Dusshera 2016

Friday, September 30th, 2016

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Sunday 16th October 2016
Cultural programme from 4:00 – 8:00pm
Burning of Ravana: 6:30 pm

Dusshera is celebrated in with great enthusiasm and excitement at Bhaktivedanta Manor with many expected to join us in the festivities.

The word Dusshera comes from the word `dus` meaning `ten’ and `hara`, meaning `annihilated`, referring to the destruction of the ten-headed Ravana. As explained in the above video clip, the festival marks the victory of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Lord Rama, over this demonic king and the subsequent rescue of Lord Rama’s wife Sita.

This pastime appears in the great epic Ramayana, which will be enacted by the temple’s youth group, Pandava Sena. At the drama’s climax, with the final arrow shot by Lord Rama, a huge effigy of Ravana will burst into flames. As it is reduced to ashes and the smoke bellows, spectators are reminded not succumb to the dictates of lust, anger, greed and envy.

The following video clips show previous year’s drama.

We look forward to seeing you on the day.

Ramanavami

Monday, April 4th, 2016

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Ramanavami will be celebrated at Bhaktivedanta Manor on
Sunday 17th of April 2016.

The  Ramanavami  celebration observes the birth of Lord Rama, and is one of the most auspicious days in the Vaisnava calendar.  Lord Rama is an incarnation of the Supreme Lord who appeared on this earth several millennia ago.

At Bhaktivedanta Manor, celebrations for Ramanavami include special decorations, drama, discussion of Lord Rama’s pastimes and a boat festival.  It is a popular occasion, as Lord Rama is very dear to many devotees.  During His activities while on Earth, Lord Rama demonstrated high moral values and acted as the perfect son, student, brother, husband and King.  His extraordinary adventure is marvellously depicted  in the famous epic The Ramayana.

Highlights on the day

2:00pm- Traditional dance & music performances on stage
4:00pm- Radha & Krishna take a swan boat ride on the lake
6:00pm- Drama by the Bhaktivedanta Players
7:00pm- Free Prasadam (food) for everyone

Darshan is available all day from 12:30 pm onwards.

Festival Finishes by 8:00 pm

Gaura Purnima 2016

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016

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Schedule for Wednesday 23rd March

Morning programme

3:30 am Beginning of 24 Hour Kirtan
4:30 am Mangal Arati
5:15 am Recitation of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu Sikshastakam
7:00 am Guru Puja
7:30 am Deity Greeting and Kirtan
8:00 am Song Performance by Bhaktivedanta Gurukula
8:15 am Song Performance by HG Visvambhara Das and team
8:20 am Song by HG Jayadeva Das
8:30 am Special Class by H G Srutidharma Das
10:00 am Continuation of 24 Hour Kirtan
10:30 am Bus leaving for London Maha Harinam

Evening Program in the Tent

3:30 pm Kirtan start
4:00 pm Words of Welcome by HG Srutidharam Das and HG Jay Nitai Das
4:20 pm Introduction to the Gaura Purnima Festival by HG Kripamoya Das
4:35 pm Skit by Ladies Ashram
4:50 pm Drama by Pandava Sena
5:10 pm Song by Pandava Sena
5:20 pm Abhiseka (2 kirtan groups 30mins each)
6:20 pm 108 Bhoga Offering (1 kirtan group 30mins)
7:00 pm Gaura Arati – Led by Soho St devotees
7:30pm Holi fire Near Goshalla
7:30 pm Feast
7:30 pm Kirtan

Note: There will be no colours (Rang mela) at the Gaura Purnima / Holi Festival this year. There will be a colour festival celebrating Lord Krishna’s Holi festival in the summer when the weather is much warmer.

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Diwali Festival & Fireworks Cancelled

Friday, November 6th, 2015

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There will be no Fireworks, Dramas, Stage show or any other festivities.

The Bhaktivedanta Manor Festival Committee has made a decision to cancel the Diwali Festival, including the firework display and other festivities scheduled for Sunday 8th November 2015. An assessment of the car parking facilities was undertaken this morning. The areas of field used for car parking is water-logged, posing safety concerns for the public.

With the expected number of worshippers and vehicles on site, it would be difficult to park cars in the waterlogged field. We apologise for any inconvenience or disappointment (especially to children) this decision may have caused. We appreciate the firework display is a significant feature of the Diwali celebrations at Bhaktivedanta Manor. However, the safety of the public is paramount, we therefore appreciate your cooperation in this matter.

Diwali 2015

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

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There will be no Fireworks, Dramas, Stage show or any other festivities.

The Bhaktivedanta Manor Festival Committee has made a decision to cancel the Diwali Festival, including the firework display and other festivities scheduled for Sunday 8th November 2015. An assessment of the car parking facilities was undertaken this morning. The areas of field used for car parking is water-logged, posing safety concerns for the public.

With the expected number of worshippers and vehicles on site, it would be difficult to park cars in the waterlogged field. We apologise for any inconvenience or disappointment (especially to children) this decision may have caused. We appreciate the firework display is a significant feature of the Diwali celebrations at Bhaktivedanta Manor. However, the safety of the public is paramount, we therefore appreciate your cooperation in this matter.

 

 

 

DiwaliSunday 8th November 2015

Diwali, meaning ‘festival of lights’, is one of the most widely celebrated occasions in the year. Diwali is observed not only by Hindus but also by Buddhists, Jains and Sikhs. The central theme for Hindus is derived from the epic Ramayana, but the festival also marks the traditional New Year’s Eve.

Diwali is celebrated with elaborate firework displays, candles and lamps. Join us at Bhaktivedanta Manor for a colourful stage show with drama and traditional dance and of course, a spectacular fireworks display at 6.30pm that will have every face turned towards the skies.

3:00pm Cultural show begins
6:30pm Grand Fireworks Display
7.00pm Free Vegetarian Meal (Prasadam)
7:30pm Offering of Candles

Note: darshan is available throughout the day from 12 noon until 9.30pm

Parking advice

Please be aware that we expect significant traffic levels entering and exiting the temple, bear with the volunteers in the car park.

  • Please do not park in roads surrounding the temple there is always plenty of parking available in the temple grounds
  • Parking in the village and surrounding roads creates congestion for entry and exit of vehicles and potential disharmony with the local residents
  • Please note there will be queues entering and exiting the temple at peak hours please plan accordingly – especially after the fireworks display
  • Please listen to and bear with the volunteers at all times

Immediately after the fireworks display there will be Dharshan, prasadam served in the tent .
We advise waiting for a while after the fireworks to avoid being caught in traffic at the same time.

Dusshera 2015

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

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Sunday 25th October 2015
Cultural programme from 4:00 – 8:00pm
Burning of Ravana: 6:00 pm

Dusshera is celebrated in with great enthusiasm and excitement at Bhaktivedanta Manor with many expected to join us in the festivities.

The word Dusshera comes from the word `dus` meaning `ten’ and `hara`, meaning `annihilated`, referring to the destruction of the ten-headed Ravana. As explained in the above video clip, the festival marks the victory of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Lord Rama, over this demonic king and the subsequent rescue of Lord Rama’s wife Sita.

This pastime appears in the great epic Ramayana, which will be enacted by the temple’s youth group, Pandava Sena. At the drama’s climax, with the final arrow shot by Lord Rama, a huge effigy of Ravana will burst into flames. As it is reduced to ashes and the smoke bellows, spectators are reminded not succumb to the dictates of lust, anger, greed and envy.

The following video clips show last year’s drama.

We look forward to seeing you on the day.

Srila Prabhupada Festival

Sunday, June 14th, 2015

You a are warmly invited to the Annual Srila Prabhupada Festival. This year we will be celebrating Srila Prabhupada’s departure from India to the west to spread Krishna Consciousness.

Date: Saturday 20th June 2015

Time: 9am – 3pm followed by prasadam

Cost: free

Venue: Queens School: Aldenham Road, Bushey, WD23 2TY

Schedule for the day

9:00 am Breakfast
9:40 am Bhaktivedanta Manor video
10:00 am Words of welcome by HG Sruti Dharma Prabhu
10:20 am Presentation by HG Praghosa Prabhu
10:40 am Presentation by His Holiness Sivarama Swami
12:10 am Presentation by HG Kripamoya Prabhu
12:30 pm Bhajan by Chakrini Devi Dasi
12:50 pm Video Presentation by Ravi Talsania
1:10 pm Memories and offerings by Srila Prabhupada’s disciples and senior devotees
1:40 pm 50th anniversary presentation by HG Devaki Dasi
1:45 pm Abhishek
2:30 pm Pushpanjali & Guru-Puja
3:00 pm Lunch feast

We look forward to having your association.