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New Year’s Eve Celebration

Wednesday, December 1st, 2021

New Year’s Eve Celebration

An evening filled with concert style kirtans, dances, live drama, and prasadam. Get into the New Year eve spirit and book this wonderful experience, which will be fun for the whole family.

When

Friday, 31st December 2021

6pm: Doors Open & Prasadam

8pm: Show Starts

Where

Sri Krishna Haveli

Tickets

Adults: £15

Children (under 12): £10

Under 2: Free

BOOK NOW! 

It will be a special evening full of spiritual entertainment to remember. Please book your tickets early as there is limited seating, so don’t hesitate and click below to book!

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Directions

By Car:

Please use Sat Nav (Postcode: WD25 8HE)

By Public Transport:

Visit https://www.bhaktivedantamanor.co.uk/home/?page_id=9954

Information

Will there be parking available?

Yes. There is free parking available.

Safety Precautions

Bhaktivedanta Manor will be following the latest government guidelines. We encourage everyone to wear masks.

Contact us if you have further questions

alpesh@krishnatemple.com

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Sunday Evening Kirtan

Monday, November 29th, 2021

Sunday Evening Kirtan

With HH Sacinandana Swami & HH BB Govinda Swami

Date: Sunday, 12th December 2021

Location: Sri Krishna Haveli (Address: Bhaktivedanta Manor, Dharam Marg, Hilfield Lane, Watford, WD25 8HE)

Time: 4pm – 9:30pm

Entry: Free Entry (No ticket required)

Free Prasadam: Served between 5:30pm – 8pm

Directions

By Car:

Please use Sat Nav (Postcode: WD25 8HE)

By Public Transport:

Visit https://www.bhaktivedantamanor.co.uk/home/?page_id=9954

Information

Will there be parking available?

Yes. There is free parking available.

Safety Precautions

Bhaktivedanta Manor will be following the latest government guidelines. We encourage everyone to wear masks.

Contact us if you have further questions

info@krishnatemple.com

Note: Kirtans will also be taking place in the Temple Room from 7:30pm – 9:30pm every Sunday

Bhakti-Janani – Ekadasi Program

Monday, November 29th, 2021

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

Next Programme? Tuesday 14th December 2021.

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

Live Broadcast

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bhaktivedantamanor/live/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/Krishnatemple/live

 

 

 

 

Gita Jayanti

Friday, November 26th, 2021

Gita Jayanti 2021

Sponsor Gitas

Date: Sunday, 26th December 2021

Location: Sri Krishna Haveli (Address: Bhaktivedanta Manor, Dharam Marg, Hilfield Lane, Watford, WD25 8HE)

Time: Recitation starting at 9am

How to take part: You are invited to sponsor Bhagavad-gitas & participate in the recitation of the entire Bhagavad-gita accompanied by a fire yajna in the Sri Krishna Haveli.

Recite the entire Bhagavad Gita… in 5 hours!
Refresh your soul in the company of senior vaishnavas. The entire 700 verses of the Gita will be recited, and chapter summaries will be presented. A fire yajna will be conducted throughout the recitation.

Gita Jayanti offers the opportunity to celebrate the appearance of Bhagavad Gita and to distribute this gem to many others. You are invited to sponsor Bhagavad Gitas and distribute them to your friends, family and colleagues. Alternatively the Temple on your behalf will place them in schools, universities, hospitals or prisons through its various programmes.

The Bhagavad Gita is a transcendental dialogue between Lord Sri Krishna and His devotee Arjuna. Spoken at the outset of a great battle, it is an encyclopedia for humanity.

In contrast to the atheistic scientist’s purely physical (and hence incomplete) description of everything, Bhagavad Gita makes a distinction between the spiritual self and the material body.

The mind, intelligence and senses are discussed in terms of their strengths and limitations, and guidelines are given for their intended use.

About the Bhagavad-Gita

Bhagavad Gita is organised into 18 chapters and contains 700 verses. The Gita can also be divided into three sections (6 chapters each):

Section 1: Karma Yoga
Section 2: Bhakti Yoga
Section 3: Jnana Yoga

The word “yoga” is nowadays associated with stretching postures and exercises, yet its true meaning is “the process of linking”. Specifically, it refers to the process of linking our activities to the Supreme Person, God.

The daily reading of Bhagavad Gita together with chanting the Hare Krishna mantra can bring about rapid spiritual advancement for any person.

Out of numerous translations of the Gita, “Bhagavad Gita As It Is” shines foremost as it brings to bear the purity and competence of its author and offers answers carefully preserved by a chain of teachers which can be traced back to Lord Sri Krishna.

“Bhagavad Gita As It Is” consists of Sanskrit verses together with translations and purports by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. Within the pages of the Gita, the workings of karma, reincarnation and yoga are to be found, as instructed by Lord Krishna to Arjuna.

We invite you to explore this marvellous work.

Live Stream

The recitation will be live streamed on the day via manor.media and other social media outlets. Links to follow.

Sponsor

Sponsor Gitas

 

Bhagavad Gita – Competition

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2021

“If one adopts the principles enunciated in Bhagavad-gita, he can make his life perfect and make a permanent solution to all the problems of life. This is the sum and substance of the entire Bhagavad-gita.” 

– Srila Prabhupada, Introduction to Bhagavad-gita As It Is

Following on from our success last year, the Bhagavad Gita competition is back.

This is your chance to participate in a drawing and / or a speech competition.

Show off your best artistic skills by drawing something from Chapter 2 of the Bhagavad Gita.

In this chapter, Krishna summarise the contents of the Gita with Arjuna.  Choose a verse or combination of verses and share with us your understanding and imagination.

Can you talk for a minute* on, Journey of the soul. You will need to use your best voice and storytelling skills to share what Krishna has explained about the soul in the Bhagavad Gita

The competition is designed for 3 Age groups – Bala Gopal (0 – 7), Nanda Gopal (8 – 12) and Nanda Kishore (13+). We had many wonderful entries last year and we are hoping you will have a great time this year as well.

Submission deadline: 5th December
Results announced: Kids Gita Jayanti Day – 19th December
Have Fun!

Register for the Competition

 

Competition Rules

Competitor’s must supply full name and email details and comply with all rules to be eligible for the prizes. No responsibility is accepted for ineligible entries or entries made fraudulently.

  1. Entrants must be UK residents.
  2. There are 3 Age Categories for both Drawing and Speech competitions. These are Ages 0 – 7, 8 – 12 and 13+. A person can enter separately for drawing and for speech competitions.
  3. Only one entry will be accepted per person for each of Drawing and Speech.
  4. The winners will be decided by a panel of judges and their decisions are final.
  5. The winners will be contacted personally after the closing date.
  6. Prize winners must be prepared to take part in post-competition publicity.
  7. The Promoter (Bhaktivedanta Manor – Sankirtan Team) does not accept any responsibility for late or lost entries.
  8. Prizes must be taken as stated and cannot be deferred.
  9. There will be no cash alternatives.
  10. The Promoter’s decision is final in every situation, including any not covered above, and no correspondence will be entered into.
  11. The Promoter reserves the right, in the event of circumstances arising outside of its control which in its opinion makes it necessary, to cancel or change the competition at any stage.
  12. Entrants will be deemed to have accepted these rules and to agree to be bound by them when entering this competition. This agreement is covered by the laws of England and Wales.
  13. If there is any conflict between these rules and those specified on the competition page, those specified on the competition page take precedence.

Evening with George

Friday, November 19th, 2021

Evening with George

20th Anniversary

Date: Monday, 29th November 2021

Location: Sri Krishna Haveli (Address: Bhaktivedanta Manor, Dharam Marg, Hilfield Lane, Watford, WD25 8HE)

Time: 7pm – 9:30pm

Entry: Free Entry (Ticket Required)

Food: Free vegetarian meal served

Celebrating the spiritual journey of George Harrison through his Words, Music, Songs, & Free Food

Annual Commemoration Event that celebrates the life of George Harrison and his contribution to Srila Prabhupada by purchasing Piggott’s Manor which was renamed as Bhaktivedanta Manor. This will be the 20th anniversary of George Harrison death. An evening of remembrances, unseen footage and Inner light performing George Harrison tracks.

Book Your Free Ticket

Directions

By Car:

Please use Sat Nav (Postcode: WD25 8HE)

By Public Transport:

Visit https://www.bhaktivedantamanor.co.uk/home/?page_id=9954

Will there be parking available?

Yes. There is free parking available, but please be aware that parking spaces are limited making it important that you arrive during your allotted arrival time. 

Contact us if you have further questions

info@krishnatemple.com

Prabhupada Book Marathon 2021

Friday, November 19th, 2021

Give Life, Beautify, Purify

Prabhupada Winter Book Marathon 2021

27th November – 24th December 2021

Get involved

Find your way to distribute books

This year’s winter marathon will be something special! We wish to invite you all to participate and be part of a miracle. The more you give the more you have, spiritual mathematics works on another level, we have a wonderful team of devotees to facilitate you on your path to spiritual success.

1. Start at the beginning

Think about it as where you feel most comfortable to present yourself. Is it street distribution? Door to door? If you have children, maybe a kids’ Sankirtan party?

2. What happens next?

We are here to help you to serve Srila Prabhupada and for that, you can contact us! All of us have something to share in different fields of Book Distribution, so feel free to reach out, all the contacts you will find below.

3. What’s more to it?

Now is the time to just go out and distribute some books! Enjoy thrilling experiences and the miracle of sharing something which changes lives.

4. How did it go?

We have a very supportive community where we share tips and reflections on a regular basis. The more you discuss book distribution and its effects the more you like it!

Photos

Share with us your experience! Everyone likes to take a picture, so remember to whom you gave the books!

Get your books

Bhakta David Brahmacari +353 (86) 259 4015

Book supply and picking up books from the Manor temple grounds

Contact Information

Radha Dasi – 07941418350

Nanda Vraja Das – 07941418350

The Gita project – Placement of Bhagavad Gita and other books in hospitals, care homes, prisons…

Keshav Gokulananda Das – 07525661791

Door to Door – visiting houses in selected areas and presenting spiritual literature.

Vrindavan Chandra Das – 07432632304

Go Matsya project – focus on presenting and distributing sets of Srimad Bhagavatam

Bhakta Abhay – 07436819612

Sacred Street Party – young and energetic way to give out books with sitting Harinam.

Vrndarika-Ramaya Dasi -07831830225

Kids door-to-door party – Power of purity and deep understanding of how to distribute books with kids.

Antaranga Das – 07482431877

Local street Sankirtan – Ready to go to the streets?

Bhaktin Chandrika – 07722247342

Supermarkets book table – Shopping for groceries? How about a spiritual book?

Bhaktin Samin – 07882311861

Temple book table – People are really spiritually inclined here so it’s good fun!

 

Mantra Rock & Winter Market

Wednesday, November 17th, 2021

Saturday, 4th December 2021: Two events at Sri Krishna Haveli

Mantra Rock (6hr Kirtan)

Location: Sri Krishna Haveli

Time: 2pm – 8pm

Entry: Free Entry (No ticket required)

Prasadam: Served at 7pm

All are welcome to attend in the 6 hour kirtan, filled with chanting, dancing, & meditation. 

Krishna’s Winter Market

Location: Sri Krishna Haveli (Courtyard)

Time: 10am – 5pm

Entry: Free Entry (No ticket required)

Delicious food stalls, hot seasonal beverages, jewellery & clothes stalls, arts and crafts, Christmas hampers, Arts & book stalls.. and more!

Please contact haveli@krishnatemple.com for any queries.

A Christmas Kirtan – Panto

Thursday, November 11th, 2021

The Sri Krishna Haveli, at Bhaktivedanta Manor is proud to present 

“A Christmas Kirtan”

Get into the seasonal spirit and book this wonderful experience, which is fun for the whole family. 

There is only one show with limited seating, so don’t hesitate and press the button to book!!

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What

Special Guest Jayadev Prabhu will entertain and engage the crowd before a fun-filled pantomime by Bhaktivedanta Players. Get into the seasonal spirit and book this wonderful experience, which is fun for the whole family. Food & beverages will be available.

When

Fri, 10th December 2021
6:30pm – Doors Open
7:30pm – Show Starts

Where

Sri Krishna Haveli

Tickets

Adult – £8
Child – £5 (under 12)
Under 2 – Free

There is only one show with limited seating, so don’t hesitate and click below to book!
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Kartik 2021 | 20 Oct – 19 Nov

Monday, November 8th, 2021

The Kartik month starts on the 21st of October 2021 and runs for four weeks till 19th of November 2021.

During this time pilgrims come from far and wide to offer a lamp to Mother Yasoda and Lord Krishna. The importance of this month is described extensively in the scriptures, especially in Srila Rupa Goswami’s Mathura Mahatmya.

Every day, devotees come to the Temple and offer a candle or ghee lamp to Lord Damodara. The Damodarastakam, a series of eight beautiful verses by the great sage Satyavrata Muni is sung daily in the morning and evening.

Do join us for this most wonderful celebration Daily.

Morning: 7 AM
Evening: 4:20pm  – 7:30pm

Notes:

Offerings will be paused between 6:30pm – 7pm as the curtains will be closed at this time
Offering times and locations may vary on festival days

The Puranas (Vedic histories) extol the month of Kartik as the topmost in the calendar. Lord Krishna’s mercy is very easily accessible in this month and to demonstrate their sincerity devotees accept different austerities such as fasting, cutting down on non-essential activities and offering charity. Worship of Tulsi and serving Lord Krishna’s cows is especially glorified.

The month of Kartik begins on 21st October. Those who make a Kartik-vrata (vow) should start on the 20th of October. The vrata is concluded on the full moon (Purnima) on 19th November. In ISKCON temples around the world it is customary to sing Damodara-Astakam and to offer divas to Lord Krishna during this period.

Kartik Vrindavan Experience

School of Bhakti invites you on a special journey through Vrindavan, the “Playground of God.” You don’t need any travel documents, vaccinations or PCR tests. You don’t even have to buy a plane ticket or arrange accommodation in India! Come and experience the sights, sounds, smells etc at Bhaktivedanta Manor.

Venue: Bhakti Lounge (the old prasad hall in the temple building)

Times: Open during temple visiting hours (outside of any set events or courses)

FAQ’s

Do I need a Ticket?

No, there is no requirement for tickets, except on festival days of Govardhan Puja & Diwali festival (Friday 5th and Sunday 7th November) .

Do I need to bring my own candles?

Candles will be supplied by the temple free of charge. Please do not bring your own candles or divas as they may be a potential fire hazard.

Can I sit for the Kirtan?

Yes you are welcome to sit in the temple room, space permitting.

Where can I find the song sung during the offering?

Here is a A4 sheet of the the Damodarastakam, a series of eight beautiful verses by the great sage Satyavrata Muni is sung daily in the morning and evening. https://www.bhaktivedantamanor.co.uk/home/wp-admin/post.php?page_id=648

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