Restrictions easing

Over the last year and a half, the ticketing system has been a successful arrangement, allowing for people to safely take darshan of Radha Gokulananda, and for the proper hosting of guests.

But as restrictions have eased across the country, we’re happy to announce that, starting from Monday, 4th October 2021, tickets will not be required to visit or worship at Bhaktivedanta Manor on a day-to-day basis, and that all current restrictions will be removed.

Tickets / bookings will remain in place for major festival days to ensure that adequate measures are made to receive everyone. Please read below for clarification on specifics.

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.

Clarification on Specifics

Precautions

We will ensure that all spaces are cleaned regularly, and hand sanitizer is available around the site. Please do what you’re comfortable with, and please visit according to the times that best suit your needs.

Vulnerable / High-Risk individuals

We advise vulnerable and high-risk individuals to please visit Bhaktivedanta Manor during quieter times, generally on weekdays, for a more spacious and relaxing experience.

Masks

Face coverings will be optional – We will not be enforcing wearing a mask but masks will be available for those who want one.

LFT testing for events

No longer required – We advise that if you’re feeling any symptoms please take a test to ensure everyone’s safety. All staff / residents / volunteers will be testing regularly for the foreseeable future.

Kirtan / Obeisances / Sitting

Singing and chanting will be permitted in the temple room, including during aratis. Obeisances (bowing down) and sitting down will also be permitted.

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

Café / Bakery / Shop

Open during visiting hours (see above)

The Grounds / Playground

Full access to enjoy the temple grounds and gardens will be permitted. The playground for children is also available to use with adult supervision.

Changes under review

Please note that if government regulations change then the restrictions at Bhaktivedanta Manor will be under review and subject to change. If that happens we’ll post an update, so please regularly check krishnatemple.com before visiting Bhaktivedanta Manor.

Published onMonday, September 27th, 2021

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