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Events Honouring Janakinath Das

Sunday, July 18th, 2021

Memorial event:

We warmly invite you to a celebration of the life and legacy of our dear HG Janakinath Prabhu, who spent the last 15 years selflessly serving at Bhaktivedanta Manor and put a smile on the faces of all he met. To honour him, we’ll be hosting a 3-day virtual memorial event:

Sunday 18th July, 7pm to 9pm BST- Addresses from senior devotees around the world.

Monday 19th July, 7pm to 9pm BST- Addresses from the Pandava Sena.

Tuesday 20th July, 7pm to 9pm BST – Address from the Brahmachari’s that served with HG Janakinath Prabhu.

Meeting ID: 831 9002 9529
Passcode: Radhe

If the zoom is full, please join via YouTube:

Final Rites

We invite everyone for the final rites of HG Janakinath Prabhu. This will take place on Tuesday 20th July 2021. The schedule is as follows:

(Ceremonies at Bhaktivedanta Manor)
10.00am: Circumambulation of the Temple (congregate in North Car Park)
11.00am: Final Rites (on front Lawn)

1.00pm: Cremation Ceremony

Due to restricted space and safety we request all devotees to join the Cremation ceremony online at 1.00pm:
Username: musa7640
Password: 915181

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Remembering Ramesvara das

Monday, March 1st, 2021

Join Zoom Meeting
Topic: HG Ramesvar Das – Memorial Program
Time: Mar 29, 2021 07:00 PM London
Meeting ID: 848 9636 2638
Passcode: Nitai108

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Remembering Harivamsa das

Monday, February 1st, 2021

At 5pm on Sunday, March 14th, Bhaktivedanta Manor’s Patron Council will be observing the ten-year anniversary of the passing of the wonderful devotee Harivamsa Prabhu. Please join us in remembering the qualities and activities of this exemplary personality. Zoom Meeting:
Meeting ID: 893 9850 3720
Passcode: Radhe108

Read and submit your remembraces about Harivamsa Das here

Harivamsa Das


Honouring Srutidharma Prabhu

Tuesday, January 26th, 2021
Wednesday, March 10th we’ll be observing a memorial for His Grace Srutidharma Prabhu, who left this world on March 10th, 2020.
From 6 to 9 pm there’ll be an online program with remembrances from devotees who served with Srutidharma Prabhu for decades, as well as films of him and songs sung in his honour. Please join us and together let us relish hearing about the wonderful qualities and activities of this saintly and dedicated soul.

For forty years he was a major pillar in the activities and achievements of Bhaktivedanta Manor, a genuinely caring and affectionate devotee, a spiritual teacher to thousands, and a sadhu who united all in service to Krishna, the Lord of his life.

Wednesday 10th March 2021, 6pm – 9pm
Join Zoom Meeting:…
Meeting ID: 890 3569 4978
Passcode: Nitai

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Rameshwara Das

Tuesday, March 31st, 2020

It is with great sadness that we announce the departure of His Grace Rameshwara das, a very prominent and committed member of Bhaktivedanta Manor, who passed away on 29th March.

His extraordinary contribution of over 35 years of service spans throughout the UK, Europe and India. From the late 80’s his family started hosting the North London sangas . Attracted by the mission and feeling concern for the need to support Bhaktivedanta Manor, he became more committed. As a founding member of the Manor’s Patron Council, he along with other devotees found many other families to commit their financial support. During this phase of the late 80’s and early 90’s, the Manor was also gripped by the legal battle due to the threat of closure. Rameshvara das personally took on many risks in raising funds and was a key strategic advisor. The glorious victory of the Manor campaign in 1996 is testament of how he worked with and served tirelessly to get the desired result.

He supported the setting up of the Avanti Schools. He was founding Trustee of the I-Foundation and continued to serve by offering financial and strategic advice throughout the growth of Avanti’s seven faith and four non-denominational schools across the UK.

Rameshvara das was always available for sound property and financial advice to the ISKCON UK Management Council. He advised on the acquisition of the new temples in Dublin and Cardiff. In Leicester, Rameshvara had been integral in the purchase of the iconic Victorian building in the heart of the city. He also helped guide the devotees in Leicester to build their patron programme and he and other Manor colleagues arranged a substantial donation to undertake the renovation of the temple.

His ability to fight and take on big challenges attracted the attention of many senior devotees abroad. They invited his help and perspective on difficulties faced in their preaching fields. The early 90’s saw many challenges faced by the New Mayapur community in France. Rameshvara engaged not only himself but brought along colleagues from Bhaktivedanta Manor to support them.

He also supported projects in India: He was moved by the endeavours of Rupa Raghunatha das and lent his support to set up the Sandipani Muni Schools to serve the poor families of Vrindavan and offer not only meals but life changing education and opportunities.

Rameshvara das always served his spiritual master with attention and devotion. He supported many projects initiated by Bhakti Charu Swami, especially the building of the beautiful temple in Ujjain, which was built in record time.

In Sridham Mayapur, Rameshvara stepped in to help Bhakti Purusottama Swami to establish the local Bhaktivedanta National School. Recently, he sponsored schools in rural parts of Bengal and beyond. In serving those schools projects, he engaged many people from business friends to famous authors and clients of his.

Rameshwar had great humility and a strong work ethic. Despite his advancing age, would often be seen working hard in the kitchens of Bhaktivedanta Manor and encouraging the younger generations. There are also countless devotees he has helped on a personal level, ensuring they are engaged in service and compassionately ensuring that they were taken care of.

We salute a valiant soldier. We express our gratitude to a kind and warm-hearted father and husband. We offer our respects to the devotion of a dedicated disciple. We celebrate a life of unconditional devotional service.