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Sunday Evening Program

Monday, May 23rd, 2022

Dear friends,

You are warmly invited to join the Community Kirtan this Sunday, 29th May from 5 to 7pm at Sri Krishna Haveli Kirtan Hall.

The program will include kirtans and bhajans by Ananda Monet, Caitanya Cintamani, Govinda Priya, Karunamayi, and the Gurukula children, and the aim is to get our congregation chanting together more, and singing bhajans of our acharyas that we don’t often get to sing.

Prasadam will be served until 8pm, so you have enough time to take prasadam after the kirtan.

The event is free and everyone is welcome. We look forward to chanting with you soon!

Your servants,
The Community Kirtan team

When?

Every Sunday (Next: 29 May | 5pm-7pm)

Where?

Kirtan Hall, Sri Krishna Haveli

What?

Community Kirtan, everyone welcome

Darshan & Kirtan

Darshan of their Lordships will remain open as normal, as well as the regular Sunday Night Kirtans in the Temple Room.

Prasadam (Free Meal)

Served at 6pm, free for everyone.

Sadhu Sanga with HH Radhanath Swami

Wednesday, May 18th, 2022

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED

When

Wednesday 25 May 2022 at 6pm

Where

Sri Krishna Haveli at Bhaktivedanta Manor

About

Radhanath Swami is one of today’s most beloved and respected spiritual teachers. He spent his youth wandering through disparate countries and cultures yearning for an experience of truth; after finally meeting his spiritual teacher in India he has spent the last 50 years internalising that spiritual practice and sharing it with others. He is not only a guide, but a community builder, activist, and a New York Times Best selling author. Rooted in his study of ancient India’s mystic devotional tradition, Radhanath Swami’s message is as profound as it is simple: by cultivating a rich inner life of self-awareness and a genuine practice of service, we can become instruments of compassion and agents of sustainable change in the world.

Mask requirements

HH Radhanath Swami’s medical team have asked that everyone wear a face covering when attending the talk.

Ticket required

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED

Live Stream

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Will there be parking available?

Yes. There is free parking available.

Contact us if you have further questions:

info@krishnatemple.com

Bank Holiday Visiting Times

Monday, May 2nd, 2022

Thu-Fri 2-3 June:
10am – 7:30pm

Note:  Visiting hours are recommended for a full experience including darshan, café, gift shop, and assistance from devotees. Temple grounds and building will remain open at other times including arati and darshan times.

Café

Open during visiting hours

Gift Shop

Open during visiting hours

Goshalla (Farm)

Mon – Saturday : 10am – 5pm
Sunday: 10am – 6pm

Tickets

Tickets are only required for major festival days to ensure that adequate measures are made to receive everyone. They are not needed on a day to day basis.

Arati and Darshan times

You are welcome to visit during any of the worship times below:

Arati  Time Darshan Closes
Mangala Arati 4.30 am 5.00 am
Darshan Arati 7.00 am 7.45 am
Dhup Arati 8.15 am 11.50 am
Raj Bhoga Arati 12.30 pm 4.00 pm 
Dhup Arati 4.20 pm 6.30 pm
Sandhya Arati 7.00 pm 7.30 pm
Shayan Arati 9.00 pm 9.30 pm

On major festival days the arati times and darshan times can change, please check the days schedule for timings

Entrance Gates to Bhaktivedanta Manor are locked at 9:30pm

Appearance of Sri Nrisimhadeva

Sunday, May 1st, 2022

 

Times & Schedule – Sunday 15 May 2022

Morning

Temple Room (4:30-8am)

4:30am – Mangal Arati 

7am – Guru Puja

7:30am – Deity Greeting 

Sri Krishna Haveli (8am-10am)

8:20am – Class on Sri Nrisimhadeva

9:30am – Drama by Young Bhaktivedanta Players

10am – Nrsimha Kavaca Yajna

11:30am – Harinam in Watford

Afternoon

Sri Krishna Haveli (3pm-9:30pm)

4pm – Abhishek

5:30pm – Drama – ‘Jai Prahlad’ by Bhaktivedanta Players

6pm – Class on Sri Nrisimhadeva

6:30pm – Prasadam

7pm – Gaura Arati

7:30pm – Kirtan

(Sunday Night Kirtan in the Temple Room from 7:30pm-9:30pm)

Questions

Do I need a ticket to enter?

No ticket is required. The event is free for everyone to attend

How do I get there?

Please see our directions page for more information: via Car or via Public Transport

Learn more

Sri Nrisimhadeva is Lord Krishna’s incarnation as half-man, half-lion. He is glorified, described and explained in the Vaisnava scripture Srimad Bhagavatam. Devotees pray to this form of the Lord for protection, not only from physical threats but also from the selfish attachments in our own hearts. 

Lord Nrisimhadeva came to protect his great devotee, Prahlada Maharaja, who constantly prayed to Lord Krishna despite being tortured by his father, Hiranyakashipu. Nrsimhadeva outwitted the demon Hiranyakashipu, who thought that he had been blessed to never die under any circumstance.

Nrisimha Caturdasi, the appearance of Sri Nrisimhadeva is a day to pray for protection and celebrate His glories.

Contact

Please contact info@krishnatemple.com if you have any queries

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Appearance of Srimati Sita Devi

Sunday, May 1st, 2022

Tuesday 10 May 2022

Srimati Sita Devi, a manifestation of the goddess of fortune, Lakshmi Devi, is the eternal consort of Lord Ramachandra. When Lord Ramachandra was banished to the Dandakaranya forest, Sita Devi left the comforts of the royal palace to join Him. While in the forest she was kidnapped by the demonic king Ravana, yet despite his endeavors to enjoy her beauty, she remained always dedicated to Lord Ramachandra.

Please join us for the Morning Program, which will include a special class about Srimati Sita Devi. 4:30am-8:30am

You will also get a special opportunity to see the beautiful flower dress worn by the deity of Srimati Sita Devi on this day, up until 7:30pm. Please click here for Darshan times.

Appearance of Srimati Jahnava Devi

Also celebrated on this day is the Appearance of Srimati Jahnava Devi, the wife of Sri Nityananda Prabhu. Especially after the disappearance of Lord Chaitanya and Lord Nityananda, she became a leading figure in the sankirtana movement.

Bhakti Janani – Ekadasi Program

Wednesday, April 20th, 2022

Join us Every Ekadasi to chant Krishna’s holy names for your spiritual growth and protection.

Next Programme? Thursday 26 May 2022

Over the past year, life has become filled with unexpected challenges. These challenges have come from all directions and affected our bodies, minds and lives in so many ways. When challenges come they test our wit, resilience, adaptability and beliefs. Some we are able to tackle and some we end up surrendering to.  But there is always a silver lining to every cloud.

The scriptures say that a devotee always finds opportunities to connect with Krishna in every situation. With this in mind, Bhaktivedanta Manor is launching a new initiative called Bhakti-Janani – ‘Enlivening our devotion’.

In the next approaching Ekadeshi, Bhakti Janani join us and

  • Extol the Glories of Ekadashi
  • Chant Krishna’s holy names 
  • Worship Nrisimhadeva for protection

This is a wonderful opportunity to receive incredible spiritual benedictions, spiritual protection and spiritual support from Krishna’s holy names, whatever situation we find ourselves in.

Submit Your Prayers

Bhakti Janani seeks that silver lining in all circumstances.  Whether it be challenging or enlivening situations, we welcome you to send in your prayers for every scenario.  These can range from:

  • Remembering the departed
  • Seeking health and recovery
  • Celebrating an occasion like career achievements, birthdays, anniversaries, other landmark events
  • And of course general well-being

Please fill in the Prayer form giving details of your prayers

Submit Your Prayer

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Rama Navami

Monday, March 21st, 2022

Times & Schedule – Sunday 10 April 2022

Day Program | Sri Krishna Haveli

12pm-7:30pm (Entry ticket required)

12pm – Welcome Kirtan

12:45pm – Talk on Lord Rama by HH Candramauli Swami

2pm – Boat Festival (at the Lake)

2:45pm – Dance by Sarjan Nartan Academy

3pm – Talk, Kirtan, & Yajna with HG Vaisesika Prabhu

5pm – Boat Festival (at the Lake)

5:45pm – Dance by Manorma

6pm – Drama on the Life of Lord Rama by Bhaktivedanta Players

6:40pm – Kirtan

9pm – End

Prasadam Times

1:15pm

5:30pm

Tickets 

A ticket will be required to enter between 12pm-7:30pm. 

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Questions

What happens if I arrive without a ticket?

Outside the ticketed times times no ticket will be required in order to enter Bhaktivedanta Manor. If you arrive during the Ticketed part of the day, then if tickets are still available we may ask you to book a ticket online via your phone. If no tickets are available and our car park has reached capacity, unfortunately you may not be able to enter.

How long can I stay?

You are welcome to stay and enjoy the festivities for as long as you like. Note: The main entrance gates will be closed at 9:30pm.

What if I arrive earlier / later than my booked arrival time?

If you arrive 30 mins before or after your booked arrival time, then you will still be allowed entry. Any earlier than that, we may ask you to please come back later, closer to your booked time. Any later than that, we will try our best to accommodate you, but it may not be possible to allow entry due to limited parking. Please arrive as close to your booked arrival time as possible.

Learn more

Lord Rama is a powerful incarnation of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, manifesting as an ideal king. He appeared in the Treta-yuga, more than two million years ago.

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.

The Rama Navami celebration observes the birth of Lord Rama, and is one of the most auspicious days in the Vaisnava calendar.

Contact

Please contact info@krishnatemple.com if you have any queries

 

Gaura Purnima / Holika Dahan

Wednesday, March 9th, 2022

Times & Schedule: Friday 18 March 2022

Evening Program | 4pm- 7:30pm (Entry Ticket required)

4pm – Mantra Choir w/ Jayadev Prabhu & the Gurukula
4:20pm –  Drama By Bhaktivedanta Players
5pm – Kirtans & Abhishek
6pm – Class 
6pm – Holika Bonfire (Outdoors)
6:45pm – Feast

7:30pm- 9:30pm (No Ticket required)

Darshan, kirtan, and Holika Bonfire will be available.

Tickets 

Tickets will be required only for the evening program between 4pm-7:30pm, but not for any other time.

Book A Ticket

Questions

What happens if I arrive without a ticket?

Up until 4pm, no ticket will be required in order to enter Bhaktivedanta Manor. If you arrive during the evening program without a ticket, then if tickets are still available we may ask you to book a ticket online via your phone. If no tickets are available and our car park has reached capacity, unfortunately you may not be able to enter.

Will there be Holi Rang (Colours Festival)

There will be no Holi (colours) at Bhaktivedanta Manor

Holika Bonfire

The Holika bonfire will be taking place at 6pm, to find out more information please click here

Learn More

Gaura Purnima is the anniversary of the appearance of Lord Caitanya, who is Krishna himself in the role of His own devotee. He appeared in 1486 in Mayapur, West Bengal. 

In the Caitanya-Caritamrta, Krishna explains his reasoning for appearing in the world of form of Lord Caitanya: “I shall personally inaugurate the religion of the age — nāma-saṅkīrtana, the congregational chanting of the holy name. I shall make the world dance in ecstasy, realizing the four mellows of loving devotional service… I shall accept the role of a devotee, and I shall teach devotional service by practicing it Myself.” [CC Adi 3.19-20]

Gaura Purnima provides a golden opportunity to reflect on Lord Caitanya’s mission of spreading Nama Sankirtana to every town and village, and chant the holy names of the Lord.

If you wish to learn more about Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu’s teachings and stories, then you can find many books & resources, such as ‘Caitanya-Caritamrita’, ‘Teachings of Lord Caitanya’, and others.

Philosophy

Book: Sri Caitanya Caritamrta (Nine Volumes) & Digital: Śrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta (vedabase.io)

Book: Teachings of Lord Caitanya & Digital: Teachings of Lord Caitanya (vedabase.io)

For Children

Book: Chaitanya Mahaprabhu Visits Vrindavana

Book: Childhood Pastimes of Lord Caitanya and Lord Nityananda

Drama

The Appearance of Caitanya Mahaprabhu (at Bhaktivedanta Manor)

Contact

Please contact info@krishnatemple.com if you have any queries

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Letting the cows out

Friday, March 4th, 2022

Schedule

9:45am – Radha Gokulananda Vihara Yatra (Deity Procession starting from the Temple Room)

10:10am – Swagata Seva (Welcoming the Deities to the Goshala)

10:15am – Navanaivedya Seva (9 bhoga offerings made with Goshala milk)

10:20am – Arati Seva

10:30am – Pravachan

10:45am – Go Mochana (Letting the cows out)

11:15am – Prasadam Seva (Refreshments)

About the celebration

‘Go Mochana Utsava‘ means ‘the festival of letting the cows out’. After a long winter stay inside the barns, the cows and oxen will be released into the fields and pastures. Their Lordships Sri Sri Radha Gokulananda will be gracing everyone with Their presence, coming all the way from Their altar just to see Their favourite cows and enjoy the spectacle of seeing them leap with joy and stretch themselves after their long winter months inside the barns.

Contact

Please contact info@krishnatemple.com if you have any queries

Appearance of Sri Nityananda Prabhu

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2022

Sri Nityananda Prabhu appeared as the main associate of Lord Caitanya as they propagated the congregational chanting of the holy names of the Lord. He is non-different from Lord Balarama, who appears as the older brother of Lord Sri Krishna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead.

His mercy knew no bounds, and those who were fortunate to come in contact with Him were inundated with the love of Godhead. There is the story of Jagai and Madhai, two brothers who were known as debauchees of the worst type, creating public disturbances and sinners of all description. Sri Nityananda Prabhu heard about these brothers and decided that they must be delivered from their sinful life despite all the offences they had caused, including striking Sri Nityananda Prabhu on the head with a piece of earthen pot. He was so kind that instead of getting angry, Sri Nityananda Prabhu simply continued his request for them to chant the holy names of the Lord. Seeing His humility, the two brothers soon became devotees of the Lord.

On Nityananda Trayodasi (the appearance of Sri Nityananda Prabhu) His past-times are meditated on and celebrated, and prayers are made to receive His mercy.

When

Monday 14th February 2022
Main Festival: 4am-1:30pm + 24hr Kirtan: 4am-4am

Schedule

Program in Temple Room
4am – Beginning of 24 hour kirtan

4:30am – Mangal Arati

7am – Deity Greeting / Guru Puja

7:40am – Harinama to Sri Krishna Haveli with Gaura Nitai Deities

Program in Sri Krishna Haveli
7:50am – Words of welcome

8am – Special Bhajan

8:20am – Drama

8:40am – Special class

10am – Abhisheka

10:45am – Harinam in Watford

1:30pm – Feast

24 hour kirtan
4am to 4am in the Temple Room

Tickets 

Not required for this event

Contact

Please contact info@krishnatemple.com if you have any queries

Kirtan for Lord Nityananda

For more details on the Kirtan for Lord Nityananda, please click here