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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.

 

 

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.

Updates/FAQ’s on Temple Opening

Sunday, August 1st, 2021

Hare Krishna dear Friends,

We’re delighted to invite you back to your spiritual home and everyone’s Krishna temple, Bhaktivedanta Manor.

Please book your free ticket online and come with your family to again be in the divine presence of our beautiful Deities and to enjoy Their gardens, prasad, cows, and the other opulences the Manor offers for Their and your pleasure.

We especially invite you to meet Krishna’s devotees at Bhaktivedanta Manor, for it is by the devotees’ company that our spiritual progress quickens.

A warm welcome to you! We’re looking forward to again having your company.

Your servant,
Visakha Dasi

COVID Update/FAQ’s from 8th of August 

Subject to change at anytime

Visiting Bhaktivedanta Manor

Can I visit all areas of Bhaktivedanta Manor?

Entry to Bhaktivedanta Manor is still ticket based. Please book Tickets for your allocated times / events.

The temple room, goshalla, gardens, playground, gift shop and bakery are open for visiting.

The main building will be accessible for darshan only. Other areas of the main building (including Srila Prabhupada’s Rooms) are accessible only during the early morning programme and for specific ticketed events and courses.

Visiting Times are
Monday – Friday: 11am-1pm & 4:20pm-7:30pm
Saturday: 10am-1pm & 4:20pm-7:30pm
Sunday: 10am: 7:30pm

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 of the Temple.

Sunday Programme
We are open from 10 am – 7:30 pm. more details to come.

Health & Safety

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?

You don’t need 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.

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

Do I need to be vaccinated?

Vaccination is not a requirement to visit or serve at Bhaktivedanta Manor. All volunteers, residents and staff who serve at Bhaktivedanta Manor need to carry out a LFT every three days (72 hours).

Festivals & Events

Will there be festivals for Balaram Jayanti & Jhulan Yatra?

Yes. The location and details will be announced soon.

Will Janmashtami be going ahead as normal?

It’s a three-day ticketed and timed event, with focus on darshan, with one large open-sided marquee for kirtans, dramas, etc. And as always, wonderful free prasad. Please book your ticket!

Early Morning Programme (4:30am-9am)

Is the early morning programme open to everyone?

Yes, by booking a ticket you can attend any day of the week. You will need to show proof of a negative LFT test taken in the last 72 hours & face masks/coverings are strongly recommended (unless exempt) in enclosed spaces. (test kits available at the temple)

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 are accessible during the early morning programme, specific events and courses.

Will breakfast be served to those who come to the early morning programme?
Breakfast is only available on Sundays.

Staying at Bhaktivedanta Manor

Can we stay in guest accommodation overnight?
Until further notice all guests, residents, volunteers staying overnight must show proof of double vaccination. LFT testing every 3 days will also be required.

Tickets

(tickets are released on a weekly basis)

Book a Ticket to Visit

Tickets for other events

Early morning programme 

Bhakti Janani

Do Some Seva – Volunteer

Sunday, August 1st, 2021

The Sanskit word seva means ‘selfless service,’ an act offered without any expectation of return. Seva is a deeply spiritual act. It is the gift of giving without needing to receive. It is pure loving kindness. It is finding joy in the offering. Temples are the perfect environment to offer practical seva. There are many service opportunities: caring for guests, making flower garlands and decorations, cleaning, preparing for festivals, cooking. Seva allows us to discover reward in the act of contributing to others and making the world a better place.

Seva days

Join us for a day of cleaning the gardens in preparation for Janmashtami.
Sunday 22nd August
10am to 4pm
Lunch will be provided at 1.30pm

Register for 22nd August

Vacancy: Catering Manager

Friday, July 2nd, 2021

Here at Bhaktivedanta Manor we are looking for a Catering Manager  to oversee the day to day operations of all the different kitchens which are serving our vast community. 

Key responsibilities include

  • Coordinating All the different Kitchens
  • Providing Prasadam meals for all Visitors & Residents
  • Catering for private events, weddings, café and take away.
  • Overseeing / ordering groceries & other items
  • Overseeing Food Hygiene Standards & Health & safety
  • Managing Personnel

Core Competencies:

  • Attention to detail,
  • Excellent interpersonal skills,
  • Ability to work in a team,
  • Commitment to meet targets and deadlines,
  • Should have expert knowledge of industrial kitchen and restaurant management.
  • Should be a an initiated practising Vaishnava

Qualification & Eligibility:

  • Minimum 5yrs work experience
    • desirable in in an ISKCON setting
  • Food Safety Qualifications
  • Should have expert knowledge of industrial kitchen and restaurant management.

Location: Hare Krishna Temple, Bhaktivedanta Manor, Hilfield Lane, Watford WD25 8EZ

Hours: 35 hours a week

If you are up for the challenge get in touch by 31st August.

Contact – pradeep@krishnatemple.com

Srila Prabhupada Vyasa Puja Book

Monday, June 28th, 2021

As we approach the Janmashtami Festival at Bhaktivedanta Manor on 28-30 August 2021, we also prepare to celebrate the most blessed Vyasa Puja festival for Srila Prabhupada, which occurs the day after Janmashtami, on Tuesday 31 August 2021. This marks the 125th year since Srila Prabhupada’s birth, so we want to make a special offering to him.

As part of this festival, Srila Prabhupada himself instituted the production of a Vyasa Puja book of offerings by his followers. By writing a heartfelt offering and having it printed in a book that’s presented to Srila Prabhupada on that blessed day, all of Srila Prabhupada’s followers can express their gratitude to him.

Due to the pandemic we won’t be celebrating Vyasa Puja in the usual manner again this year, so we urge each and every devotee to send an offering expressing their appreciation of Srila Prabhupada. He is so worthy of our remembrance, appreciation, gratitude, glorification, and prayers. Please take the time to write an offering and send it by Sunday 25 July 2021. Since it’s the 125th anniversary of Srila Prabhupada’s appearance, we would like to have all his followers contribute this year. Please write an offering!

Email your offering to: vyasapuja@krishnatemple.com.

Your offering doesn’t have to be long – a paragraph or a small poem will be much appreciated. There’s no word limit; what we seek is some words from your heart. If you’d like support in writing your offering go to:

https://sites.google.com/site/iskconcapechat/home/guru-group/how-to-write-vyasapuja-offerings

Last years Vyasa Puja offerings

https://mixam.co.uk/share/5f16f6c18c96656f25b85861

School of Bhakti Review

Friday, June 25th, 2021

The first half of 2021 has been full of excitement at the School of Bhakti. More students, more volunteers, more initiatives and more hearts transformed! We’ve been progressing onwards, flying upwards, and now, with the potential of the world opening up, hoping to reach further outwards! Something is in the air… the magic is unfolding…

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Early Morning Programme

Monday, June 21st, 2021

Early Morning Programme (4:30am-9am)

Is the early morning programme open to everyone?

Yes, by booking a ticket you can attend any day of the week. You will need to show proof of a negative LFT test taken in the last 72 hours & face masks/coverings are strongly recommended (unless exempt) in enclosed spaces. (test kits available at the temple)

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 are accessible during the morning programme, specific events and courses.

Will breakfast be served to those who come to the morning programme?
Breakfast is only available on Sundays.

What time should we come?

For Mangal Arati & Japa, please arrive betweeen 4:15-4:45

For Gurupuja & Class, Please arrive between 6:45-7:15

Please Note:

  • Entrance via Darshan Marquee
  • Proof of Negative Lateral Flow Test done in last 3 days (photo / message / card) on arrival – (alternatively test kits will be provided, arrive 20 minutes early to do the test on site)
  • Face Masks/ Coverings are strongly recommended (unless exempt) in enclosed spaces.

2 Parts (book the parts that you will attend)

Mangal Arati & Japa– (4:30am – 6:50am)

Deity Greeting, Guru Puja & Class– (6:55am – 9:00am)

tickets for Early morning programme

(tickets are released on Fridays)

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. Show your valid ticket – 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 absolutely mandatory that face masks be worn for the duration of your visit.

4. Devotees will guide you through the morning programme. 

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

Covid Updates on Temple

Friday, June 18th, 2021

Bhaktivedanta Manor is delighted to have been open to the public on a daily basis for a full year. The management continues to ensure that more facilities are safely offered to our guests, strictly following all government guidelines.

“Go Slow Approach”

Visiting Bhaktivedanta Manor – Ticketed entry continues

Even when restrictions are lifted we will continue to have ticketed entry for some time and will be very gradual in bringing things back to pre-covid times. 

Other Events

Following government advice, we will be hosting certain events in a Covid-safe way. That will include:

Janmashtami & other Festivals – ticketed 

This year’s Janmashtami celebration will allow as many people as possible within social distancing rules. Like last year, it will be ticketed. We will have celebrations over three days: Saturday 28th, Sunday 29th and Monday 30th August (Saturday 28th is TBC). Details will be available online closer to the time.

Details of other festivals and special days will be available online, close to each event.

Residents

Our resident devotees have continued our high standard of daily Deity worship as well as provided online spiritual support. Even after restrictions are fully lifted they will continue in a separate bubble for sometime.