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We are fully open

Saturday, October 2nd, 2021

Tickets are not be required to visit or worship at Bhaktivedanta Manor on a day-to-day basis.

In line with government guidelines masks are now needed for indoor spaces.

Tickets / bookings remain in place for major festival days (see below) to ensure that adequate measures are made to receive everyone. 

  • New Years Day – Saturday 1st January 2022
  • Gaura Purnima / Holi –
  • Rama Navami
  • Janmashtami
  • Dusshera
  • Diwali festival 
  • Annakuta / Govardhan Puja 

Visiting Hours

Monday – Saturday:
10am – 1pm & 4pm – 7:30pm

Sunday:
10am – 7:30pm

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

Café / Bakery / Shop / Goshalla (Farm)

Open during visiting hours (see above)

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 1.00 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

*There is no darshan between 1.00 pm – 4.20 pm, except on Sundays and festivals when darshan extends from 12.30 pm – 3.45pm.

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

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

Please enjoy these short inspirational videos:

Class by Gauranga das

Thursday, May 9th, 2019

Join us for an enlivening talk at Bhaktivedanta Manor by His Grace Gauranag das on this Spring Bank Holiday. The topic will the focus of this year at Bhaktivedanta manor which is living with gratitude & giving with compassion, 

May 27th

7pm-9:30pm

Bhaktivedanta Manor Temple room

 

 

Bhagavat Katha

Thursday, March 28th, 2019

Join us for five nights of enlivening Bhagavat Katha at Bhaktivedanta Manor. As the focus of this year at Bhaktivedanta manor is living with gratitude & giving with compassion, Bhakti Rasamrita Swami will enlighten us on this topic from the pastimes of Lord Rama.

April 9th-13th

7pm-9:30pm

Bhaktivedanta Manor Temple room

 

 

Riddles from the Mahabharata

Tuesday, March 27th, 2018

Join us for five nights of enlivening Bhagavat Katha at Bhaktivedanta Manor. As the focus of this year at Bhaktivedanta manor is atithi devo bhava, His Grace Gaur Gopal das will enlighten us on the topic “When Krishna come to you”.

April 19th-23rd

7pm-9:30pm

Bhaktivedanta Manor Temple room

 

 

Bhagavat Katha

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

Join us for 3 nights of enlivening Bhagavat Katha at Bhaktivedanta Manor. As the focus of this year at Bhaktivedanta manor is atithi devo bhava, His Holiness Bhakti Rasamrita Swami will enlighten us on the topic “When Krishna come to you”.

June 22nd – 24th

7pm-9:30pm

Bhaktivedanta Manor Temple room

 

Bhagavat Katha

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

Join us for five nights of enlivening Bhagavat Katha at Bhaktivedanta Manor. As the focus of this year at Bhaktivedanta manor is atithi devo bhava, His Grace Gaur Gopal das will enlighten us on the topic “When Krishna come to you”.

April 19th-23rd

7pm-9:30pm

Bhaktivedanta Manor Temple room

Temple of Vedic Planetarium

Monday, October 19th, 2015

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Lord Nityananda foresaw the manifestation of a glorious temple in Mayapur, and now He is touring the world in order to invite others to make that manifestation a reality. You will be able to receive the moonlike benedictions of Lord Nityananda in the customary form of his Padukas (shoes) along with Lord Nrsimhadeva’s protection in the form of his Satari (helmet). Jananivasa Prabhu (Head Priest Mayapur), Ambarisa Prabhu (TOVP Chairman) and other senior devotees are touring the world sharing the opportunity to contribute towards this signature building of ISKCON.

Eventbrite - Mayapur Temple Fundraiser London

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Kirtan with Ajamil Prabhu

Thursday, October 1st, 2015

Friday 2nd October 7:30pm – 10pm
Saturday 3rd October 7:30pm – 10pm
Bhaktivedanta Manor Temple Room

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Ajamil Prabhu is an internationally renoun kirtan leader from Mayapur.

Altar Renovation Updated

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

As part of Bhaktivedanta Manor’s Anniversary Celebrations we will be renovating the Altar of Their Lordships in the Temple room.

The renovation work will commence on Monday 22nd July 2013 and will continue for the next three weeks. Scheduled to be completed on 12th August 2013.

During this time, the Deity Worship  will go on as normal and at the scheduled times.

There will be a temporary Altar in the Temple Room, which will reduce available space.  The Temple Room will remain closed/locked from 1pm to 4pm, Monday to Saturday.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused during this time.

 

LATEST NEWS ON RENOVATION WORK

With day one completed, the temporary altar was built, temporary lighting installed, the deities were moved successfully, and the altar room sealed from the front and opened from the back. The entire area has been ripped out and the floor is 70% lifted. The heavy drilling should end today.

Jobs for today are clearing the area, wiring, levelling floor, underfloor heating, cleaning and sealing the gold altar. As tomorrow morning Paris Ceramics, a high end specialists in marble and stone floorings, arrive to begin laying the new floor, the area needs to be spick and span for Them.

We are saving what we can of the original mosaic floor that Srila Prabhupada walked on. There is a plan in place for what we will do with it. It was unfortunate that we could not just restore the original floor as the marble tiles had been cemented onto it.

Thank you for you patience during this time of inconvenience.

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George Harrison Garden officially opened

Friday, June 14th, 2013

The George Harrison Memorial Garden was officially opened on Saturday 25th May, with Olivia Harrison and friends, local faith leaders, devotees and television presenters Monty Don and Peter Owen-Jones.

When George passed away on 29th November 2001, the Manor resolved to create a quiet garden in his memory. The shady woodland dell behind the main building was chosen because of George’s fondness for the site.  The Garden is a place set aside for prayer and contemplation to commemorate the friendship between George and the devotees.

The opening began with a sitar recital, played from the centre of the garden. The ambiance from the recital brought calm to the guests facilitating a deeper connection with the garden.

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Then from the main decking area spanned by the lyric of George: ‘Awaken and See’, Olivia shared some inspiring words.

“I am grateful to the devotees for honouring George in the form of a garden. A manifestation in the material world of which he would be very proud.”

“George was not a perfectionist, but he did have the ability to see the potential in gardens, and he did see potential in this dell. Admittedly the creation of this garden has stopped and started a few times, but that just reflects life and the stages we go through in our own journeys.

Monty Don, presenter of the BBC’s ‘Gardeners’ World’ series then spoke about being often approached for solutions to the challenges faced in gardening, in answer to which he believed the ultimate solution was ‘love’, you have to love your garden.

“I am delighted and honoured to open the garden that the public will be able to share George’s great love of gardening and deep spirituality.”

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Speaking on the theme of the garden, Gauri das added:

“’There is a deep spirituality in the lyrics of George Harrison, some through metaphor and others more direct. For us it is a tremendous honour that garden is opened on the 40th Anniversary of Bhaktivedanta Manor”.

With the short speeches complete a tour of the garden began. As the guests arrived at each step, the words of the song in which George had expressed the related sentiments, were read by representatives of different faiths.

When the journey was completed Peter Owen Jones, presenter of the BBC documentary series ‘Around the World in Eighty Faiths’, led everyone in a silent meditation. He encourage that those gathered should all ‘stop and listen’ to the garden.

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Yvonne Innes, the garden’s designer, wrote: “Some of the plants George particularly loved were maples, birch, ferns, grasses, and perennials such as Japanese anemones. Here we have tried to echo George’s planting, using drifts of many of the varieties used at Friar Park…We hope that it will show that George had an eye for planning as much as an ear for music and that the dell garden will become a place of meditation as well as inspiration.”

A special thanks to Sripati das, Ranchor Prime and Richard Sneesby, who worked with Gauri das over many years to see the garden to completion.

View the Garden for George leaflet (as a PDF file), which includes a key to the special places around the garden:

A GARDEN FOR GEORGE