Annakuta – Govardhana-Puja – 5th Nov


Govardhana Puja, Go-Puja and Annakuta are all connected with the story of Lord Krishna lifting Govardhana Hill to protect the inhabitants of Vrindavan. On this day, a hill of sweets is made from food prepared by the devotees, which is then offered to the Deities, and subsequently distributed to everyone. This is known as the “annakuta” ceremony. Cows are honoured as part of the festivities as well. 

Annakuta Darshan: 8am – 5pm 

Times & Schedule




Donate for Annakuta


Will I need a ticket to enter?

Yes. A ticket is required to enter Bhaktivedanta Manor during festival times (8am – 4pm). 

What happens if I arrive without a ticket?

In order to enter Bhaktivedanta Manor on this day, a ticket is required. If tickets are still available, we may ask you to book a ticket online via your phone. If not you may not be able to enter.

Can I come before or after the event time (8am – 4pm)?

Yes. Everyone is welcome to come to Bhaktivedanta Manor before 8am, and after 4pm. But if you arrive during the event time (8am – 4pm), then you will need an entry ticket to enter Bhaktivedanta Manor, as without a ticket in those times, you will not be allowed entry. If you arrive before 8am, you will be allowed to stay for the rest of the day without a ticket.

How long can I stay?

You are welcome to stay and enjoy the festivities for as long as you like. Note: The main entrance gates will be closed at 9:30pm.

What if I arrive earlier / later than my booked arrival time?

If you arrive 30 mins before or after your booked arrival time, then you will still be allowed entry. Any earlier than that, we may ask you to please come back later, closer to your booked time. Any later than that, we will try our best to accommodate you, but it may not be possible to allow entry due to limited parking. Please arrive as close to your booked arrival time as possible.

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Times & Schedule

Annakuta Darshan: 8am – 5pm 

Event Times

8am – 4pm | Tickets will be required during these times to enter Bhaktivedanta Manor. 


Day | Sri Krishna Haveli

7am – Guru Puja

8am – Candle Offering

9am – Drama, Class, Dance, Mantra Choir, & Kirtan

12pm – Go Puja (New Gokul Farm)

1pm – Govardhana-puja (Sri Krishna Haveli)

Evening | Sri Krishna Haveli

6pm onwards

A joyous evening of kirtan, prasadam, candle offerings & devotional activities in celebration of Govardhana-puja.

No ticket required after 4pm


Will there be prasadam (sanctified food)?

Yes. There will be maha-prasadam available all day to all visitors.

Can we bring our own food to give to the cows?

No thank you. Please do not bring your own food to feed the cows, we will supply food for feeding.

Can we bring our own food to offer to the deities?

No. You are welcome to bring uncooked ingredients as donations, but please do not bring any cooked food. Please see below for a list of ingredients required:

  • Butter / Ghee
  • Sunflower Oil
  • Nuts (Cashews, Pistachios, Walnuts, Flaked Almonds, Peanuts)
  • Besan / Gram Flour
  • Sugar (White, Caster, Soft Brown)
  • Dals (Toor, Mung, Yellow Mung, Split Mung, Chana)
  • Spices (Haldi, Jira, Mustard)
  • Semolina (Coarse)


How to get to Bhaktivedanta Manor

By Car: Please use Sat Nav (Postcode: WD25 8HE)

By Public Transport: Visit

Will there be a shuttle?

No. Please see above for information on how to get to Bhaktivedanta Manor.

Will there be parking available?

Yes. There is free parking available, but please be aware that parking spaces are limited making it important that you arrive during your allotted arrival time. 

Contact us if you have further questions

Published onTuesday, October 19th, 2021

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