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Radhashtami 2021

Tuesday, September 7th, 2021

Srimati Radharani is the queen of Lord Krishna’s heart and the queen of all living entities, so on this day we celebrate with uplifting kirtans, an enlivening class, delicious feasting, and more. The festivities will take place in two parts: a morning programme and an evening programme. Everyone is welcome!

Kindly book your tickets, as this helps us in making adequate arrangements to host you well. Please ensure you’ve done an LFT test for your own safety and everyone else’s, and please wear a mask when indoors. Thank you!

Schedule for Radhashtami

Morning Programme in Haveli
8:00 Radhika Stava & Kirtan
8:30 Class on Srimati Radharani
9:30 Abhisheka of Sri Sri Radha Gokulananda
10:30 Bhajans & Kirtan
13:30 Prasadam Feast
Darshan in the temple room will available during these times

Evening Programme in Haveli
16:00 Bullock cart ride for Radha Gokulananda
17:00 Abhisheka of Sri Sri Radha Gokulananda
17:45 Interactive Kahoot Quiz on Radharani 
18:00 Bhajans and Kirtan
19:00 Prasadam Feast
Darshan in the temple room will available during these times

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Janmashtami 28-30 Aug 2021

Friday, August 20th, 2021

Tickets

Schedule

FAQ’s

Donations

Directions

Shuttle Service

This year’s simpler Janmashtami celebration will be a ticketed event to limit numbers on site. No entry without a valid booking.

Book your Free Janmashtami Tickets

Features of the festival will include:

  • Darshan (visit the shrine)
  • Free Prasad (sanctified food)
  • Visit the cows & bulls
  • Kirtan, Drama & Dance
  • Gift shop
  • Food stalls
Donate for Janmashtami

FAQ’s

Can I stay longer then my allocated times

Yes, your allocated time is your arrival times for darshan, you can stay longer to visit other areas.

Do I still have to wear a mask

Yes, we strictly ask everyone to wear masks when indoors (unless exempt).

Is social distancing still in place?

Social distancing is recommended, however individuals can choose what they’re comfortable with.

Do I need to do covid tests or be vaccinated?

You don’t need to be Vaccinated or take Covid (LFT tests) to visit Bhaktivedanta Manor.

A proof of a negative LFT is required in the last three days (72 hours) only for anyone who is attending any sit down event/ programme/ course indoors at Bhaktivedanta Manor. (test kits available at temple)

All volunteers, residents and staff who serve at Bhaktivedanta Manor need to carry out a LFT every three days (72 hours).

Getting to the festival

Driving to the temple

For satnav use postcode WD25 8HE  

Public Transport

www.bhaktivedantamanor.co.uk/home/?page_id=9954

Shuttle Service from Stanmore Station

We will have a shuttle service taking visitors to and from Stanmore station. the shuttle will will leave every 30mins from Stanmore and the temple. You will need a ticket to visit for the Janmashtami festival to board the shuttle.

Private Coaches

Want to bring a coach to the the festival?  Send the following details to info@krishnatemple.com

Name of main contact on the coach
Phone number
Day of arrival
Estimated time of arrival
Number of people on coach.

 

Donate for Janmashtami

This page will be updated closer to the time with more details.

 

 

Balaram’s Appearance Day 2021

Thursday, August 12th, 2021

Early Morning Programme 4:30am-8:45am  | Book tickets

Darshan & visiting 10am-7:30pm-  | Book Tickets

Schedule for the day to be published soon

Lord Balaram

 

Balarama , also known as Baladeva is the elder brother of Lord Krishna. He is considered as the Sankarshana form of Vishnu. He is worshipped as an avatar of Adishesha, a primal being of creation who holds all the planets of the universe on his hoods and constantly sing the glories of the Lord from all his mouths

When born on this earth Balarama was the son of king Vasudeva. The evil king Kamsa, the brother of Devaki, was intent upon killing the children of his sister because of a prediction that he would die at the hands of her eighth son.

Vishnu then impregnated the belly of the goddess Devaki with two hairs, one black, one white. To ensure their safety, their essence was transferred before birth to Rohini, who also desired a child. At birth, Krishna had a darker complexion, while Balarama was born fair. The other name of Balarama is also Sankarshan, meaning a spirit transferred between two wombs

Main Stage Schedule

Thursday, August 12th, 2021

Schedule subject to change without notice

Monday 30th August 2021

Time Titles
10.00am Kirtan – Ladies ashram
10.45am Kirtan by Harinam Sankirtan Group
12.00pm Dance – Odissi Natya Mandir
12.15pm Bhakti Vriksha presents What’s  your Karma? (game)
12.55pm Radha  Krsna Kathak dance  performance
13.20pm Hindi Bhajans  with Nikesh Parmar  and Group
14.00pm GoMatsya Presents
14.40pm Krishnaland Presents …
15.35pm School of Bhakti presents…
16:15pm Dance by Sneha  & Aditi
16.40pm Mahamaya  Shill & Family
17.30pm Jayadev’s Mantra Choir
18.10pm Bhaktivedanta Players
19.00pm The Inner  Light
19.40pm Festival Crew
20.45pm Bhaktivedanta Players
21.30pm Kirtan London and Abhishek Ceremony  of Radha Gokulananda
00.00am Midnight Aarti

Srila Prabhupada’s Vyasa Puja 2021

Sunday, August 1st, 2021

Tickets will be released Monday 23rd August.

Early Morning programme

4.30 am – Mangala Arati by Srila Prabhupada
7.00 am – Guru Puja
7.30 am – Deity Greetings

tickets for morning programme in temple room

Vyasa Puja programme in the Haveli

8:00 am – Class by Srila Prabhupada
9.00 am – Offerings
12 pm – Abhishek
1 pm – Guru Puja and Pushpanjali

Prasadam after pushpanjali & gurupuja

Tickets for Vyasa Puja Programme in Haveli

Please Note: To attend the morning programme and Vyasa Puja programme you will need a ticket and show proof of a negative LFT test taken in the last 72 hours.

FAQ’s

Do we have to wear masks?
Face Masks/ Coverings are strongly recommended (unless exempt) in enclosed spaces.

Can we visit Srila Prabhupada’s Rooms?
Srila Prabhupada’s Rooms will accessible on Vyasa Puja day for devotees.

Jhulan Yatra 2021

Sunday, August 1st, 2021

Come and swing Radha Gokulananda 18-22 August.

Book Your Tickets.

Early Morning 7:00 am | Book tickets

Afternoon –  4:20pm – 6:20pm | Book Tickets

Every day, devotees come to the temple to offer some flowers and then swing Radha Gokulananda.  The Vraja Dhama Mahimamrta, a series of beautiful verses describing the glories of Vraja Mandala is also sung. Do join us for this wonderful celebration and swing Radha Gokulananda.

 

Snana Yatra

Monday, July 19th, 2021

It’s been 13 years since Lord Jagannath’s Snana Yatra at Bhaktivedanta Manor. Come bathe the Lord in the Sri Krishna Haveli at Bhaktivedanta Manor.  London Rathayatra will take place on Sunday 8th August www.rathayatra.co.uk

10:30-13:00 Abhishek of Lord Jaganannath, Baladeva & Lady Subhadra

14:00-16:30 Arti & Hathi Vesha (elephant outfit) Darshan

16:30 Lord Jagannath leaves Bhaktivedanta Manor

Please Note:

  • You must have a ticket
  • Please arrive at your allocated time.
  • Entrance via Sri Krishna Haveli
  • We strongly advise that Masks must be worn indoors at all times.
  • No bowing down or sitting down
  • After abhishek you can go to the temple room for darshan
tickets for Snana Yatra

KINDLY NOTE: YOU MUST HAVE A TICKET & A MASK TO ENTER THE TEMPLE. 

What to expect on arrival

In line with our risk assessment and COVID plan, you and your travelling party will need to:

1. Have a valid booking – WITHOUT A VALID TICKET FOR ALL OF YOUR TRAVELLING PARTY YOU WILL NOT BE PERMITTED ENTRY

Visitors are to arrive 10 minutes prior to their time on the ticket. You will not be allowed entrance to the site if you arrive earlier.

2. Have your individual temperatures checked with a simple non-touch thermometer. If anyone in your party exceeds the normal temperature of >37.8c degrees or more, your party WILL NOT BE PERMITTED ACCESS. If you do not have symptoms and history of contact, you will then proceed to the car park.

3. For everyone’s safety, please strictly follow the instructions of the volunteers

It is strongly advised that face masks be worn for the duration of your visit.

4. Devotees will guide you through the Abhishek:

5. Maintain social distancing between you and other individuals i.e. 2m gap  (families can stand together)

6. Please try and avoid touching any surfaces

COVID19 checklist Please complete this checklist every time you visit the temple.· If you answer YES to any of the questions then please stay at home· If you answer NO to all the questions then please visit the temple.Today or in the last 14 days…

  • Do you have/have you had a fever (>37.8c)? Yes / No
  • Do you have/have you had any of the following new symptoms: cough, sore throat, loss of smell or taste, aches and pains, flu-like symptoms, diarrhoea? Yes / No
  • Have you tested POSITIVE for COVID19? Yes / No
  • Has anyone in your household or your contacts had (or does anyone currently have) new : fever, cough, sore throat, loss of smell or taste, aches and pains, flu-like symptoms, diarrhoea? Yes / No
  • Has anyone in your household or your contacts been tested positive for COVID19? Yes / No

Bhakti-Janani – Ekadasi Programme

Thursday, June 10th, 2021

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

Next Programme? 17th September

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’.

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

In the next approaching Ekadeshi, Bhakti Janani join us and

  • Extol the Glories of Ekadashi
  • Chant Krishna’s holy names 
  • Perform Nrsimha Kavacha fire sacrifice (Yajna)

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.

Book to attend

Please Note

-🧪Proof of Negative Lateral Flow Test required in last 3 days (photo / message / card) on arrival – (alternatively test kits will be provided Arrive 20 minutes early to do the test)

– 🕕 If you want darshan arrive by 6:00 pm darshan closes 6:20pm

-🚪 Entrance via Sri Krishna Haveli

-😷 Masks to be worn indoors at all times.

Submit Your Prayers

Please fill in the Prayer form giving details of your prayers

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Rama Navami

Monday, April 5th, 2021

Join us at Bhaktivedanta Manor, to get the association of Lord Rama.

In adherence with government guidelines, this year’s festivities will be  focusing on giving everyone the opportunity for darshan of the Lord and prasad, the rest of the festivities will be online. To ensure a safe darshan experience, we have a ticketed entry system for which you will need to prebook online for free.

Book a Ticket

If you need help with booking or are having issues or queries, contact us.

Online Programme Sunday 25th

Time Performance
14:00 Welcome – Kishori & Radha Govinda
14:15 Introduction
14:20 Bharatha Natyam by Nataraj Fine Arts Students
14:30 Kirtan – Bhaktivedanta Manor Youth
15:10 Kirtan – Pandava Sena 
15:30 School of Bhakti Debate
17:00 Bhaktivendanta Players – Ramayan Drama
17:40 Inside the Manor Goshalla – Cow Protection
17:55 Manorma – Dance by Nikita Joshi
18:05 Vishaka Devi Dasi – Temple President
18:15 Kirtan London & Gaura Arati at 7pm

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

“Lord Rama’s devoted monkey warriors”

Please view this beautiful short video made by devotees at Bhaktivedanta Manor.

A lesson from the Ramayan: Strength achieved by transcendence and strength achieved by one’s own endeavour produce different results. Lord Rama’s army of ‘monkeys’ were deeply devoted to Him, thus they were victorious against the sinful Ravana and his well-equipped armies. Today our war is largely an ‘internal’ one. With devotion as our weapon, we must try to overcome the negative qualities as represented by Ravana’s ten heads.

Gaura Purnima & Holi Darshan

Friday, March 19th, 2021

Gaura Purmina is the appearance anniversary of Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu (1486-1534) who is Radha and Krishna combined.
On this day, which is a full-moon day, everyone fasts till moonrise, and people visit the temple to see the Deities of the Lord in the temple room. The devotees present dramas and classes about Lord Chaitanya’s activities. The Deities of Gaura-Nitai receive new clothes, and the devotees engage in extra kirtan. 

Darshan Tickets

In adherence with Government guidelines, this year’s festivities will be very simple, focusing on giving everyone the opportunity for darshan of the Lord and prasad only, the rest of the festivities will be online. To ensure a safe darshan experience, we have a ticketed entry system for which everyone will need to prebook online for free.  

Tickets will be released on Tuesday 23rd midday.

Book a ticket

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/individual-worship-at-bhaktivedanta-manor-tickets-108659345026

If you need help with booking or are having issues or queries, contact us.

KINDLY NOTE: YOU MUST HAVE A TICKET TO ENTER THE TEMPLE.  PLEASE DO NOT COME TO THE TEMPLE WITHOUT A TICKET AND A MASK.

What to expect on arrival

In line with our risk assessment and COVID plan, you and your travelling party will need to:

  1. Show your valid ticket – WITHOUT A VALID TICKET FOR ALL OF YOUR TRAVELLING PARTY YOU WILL NOT BE PERMITTED ENTRY.
    Visitors are to arrive 15 minutes prior to their allocated slot so that checks. can be carried out.
  2. Have your individual temperatures checked with a simple non-touch reader. If anyone in your party exceeds the normal temperature of >37.8c degrees, your party WILL NOT BE PERMITTED ACCESS. If you do not have symptoms and history of contact, you will then proceed to the car park.
  3. For everyone’s safety, please strictly follow the instructions of the car parking team and the darshan queue team at all times. Once parked, please go to the darshan queue where you will be asked to sanitise your hands. We recommend that everyone wears a face mask throughout their visit.
  4. Volunteers will guide you through the darshan queue. At this time we ask that you:
    1. maintain social distancing i.e. a 2 meter gap – the markings on the floor will help you maintain the distance (families can stand together)
    2. do not speak to others who have come / are leaving darshan
    3. in line with government guidance, please refrain from singing 
    4. we ask that you do not pay your obeisances / dandavats to the Deities; rather, fold your hands in respect to Them. Please also avoid touching any surfaces
  5. On your exit, you’ll be offered prasadam and will have an opportunity to donate to the temple. Please do this and then return to your car. Where required access to toilets will be made available.
  6. Finally, please stay within the barrier system and do not attempt to visit other parts of the temple or speak to the residents.

COVID19 checklist

Please complete this checklist every time you visit the temple.

  • If you answer YES to any of the questions then please stay at home
  • If you answer NO to all the questions then please visit the temple.

Today or in the last 14 days…

Do you have/have you had a fever (>37.8c)? Yes / No

Do you have/have you had any of the following new symptoms: cough, sore throat, loss of smell or taste, aches and pains, flu-like symptoms, diarrhoea? Yes / No

Have you tested POSITIVE for COVID19? Yes / No

Has anyone in your household or your contacts had (or does anyone currently have) new : fever, cough, sore throat, loss of smell or taste, aches and pains, flu-like symptoms, diarrhoea? Yes / No

Has anyone in your household or your contacts been tested positive for COVID19? Yes / No

Other notes:

YOU SHOULD ACCESS OUR FRONT GATE VIA THE A41 AND SANDY LANE. PLEASE AVOID DRIVING THROUGH THE LOCAL VILLAGES AND NOTE THAT THERE IS NO ACCESS TO OUR SITE THAT WAY