2nd September until the 16th September

Shraddha is a time for expressing our love and gratitude to our departed family members by making offerings to help them on their onward journey.

Shraddha lasts for one fortnight from the beginning of the lunar month of Ashwin, which this years falls from the 2nd September until the 16th September inclusive.

Ceremony at Bhaktivedanta Manor

There will be daily Shraddha ceremonies at the temple starting at 5:00pm.

The ceremony will be led by a priest consisting of

Sankalpa, Pitri Tarpana (offering of Water to ancestors ) & Go Puja / feeding of the cows.

Please book in advance as we have limited places.

Book Shraddha Puja

If you have any queries, contact us at or phone 01923 851008.

If you are not sure of the day that shraddha should be performed for your family member, you can contact our priests on 

07907809006 / 07868709259 

or use an online Shraddha tithi calculator 

Visiting the temple during Shraddha

Please note that at present you can:

  • Take Darshan and offer prayers in the temple room. 
  • Visit New Gokul Farm and feed the cows. 
  • Get a takeaway from Radharanis Cafe.
  • Shop at Krishnas Gift Shop. 

As the threat of the virus subsides and when we receive further government advice, we’ll be opening more temple facilities.

To limit the number of individuals on site at any one time, we’re implementing a ticketing system. Please book a free ticket at: 

Book A Ticket

If you need help with booking or are having issues or queries, contact us at or phone / Whatsapp: 07579 776 925 between 10am and 1pm.

Donations for Shraddha

Go Seva

Prasad Seva

Murti Seva


Nitya Seva


You can also chose to bring the following items for shraddha

Things that are needed

  • Butter Ghee
  • Butter (salted/unsalted)
  • Sunflower Oil
  • Nuts (Cashews, Pistachios, Walnuts, Flaked Almonds, Peanuts)
  • Besan / Gram Flour
  • Himalayan / Pink Salt
  • Sugar (White, Caster, soft brown, Icing (do not bring silver spoon))
  • Dals (Toor, Mung, Yellow Mung, Split Mung, Chana)
  • Spices (Haldi, Fennel seeds, Jira, Mustard, )
  • Semolina (Coarse)
  • Saffron
  • Milk Powder

Do not Bring

  • Milk
  • Fresh Vegetables & fruits
  • Masoor Dal 

What is shraddha

More information on shraddha


Published onWednesday, August 26th, 2020

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