Arati & Darshan Times

Dear Devotees, 

We so much look forward to welcoming you back to your temple, Bhaktivedanta Manor, and hope you will appreciate the steps we’ve taken to safeguard the health of our guests and residents. To establish a robust system to enable you to have darshan in a safe environment, we’ve completed a thorough risk assessment and consulted with specific service sectors including external auditors. In line with this expertise and government guidance, we’re pleased to open Bhaktivedanta Manor for darshan of our beautiful Deities, Sri Sri Radha Gokulananda, Sri Sri Sita Rama Laksman Hanuman, and Sri Sri Gaura Nitai, as well as His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada from 29th June 2020. 

Please note that at present we’re only offering Darshan. As the threat of the virus subsides and when we receive further government advice, we’ll be opening more temple facilities.

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 Online Morning Programme & Aratis


4.30-4.55am – Mangal Arati
Mangala-arati is the first temple ceremony of the day. It begins at 4:30am and is considered mangala, or ‘auspicious’ for all who participate. The devotees sing beautiful prayers glorifying the spiritual master and the Hare Krishna maha-mantra.

4.55-5.15am – Tulasi-arati
This ceremony is right after mangala-arati. Tulasi is a sacred plant which is very dear to the Lord, and worship of Tulasi-devi is most beneficial. Tulasi-arati is performed like this: The devotees sing prayers to Tulasi-devi while one devotee offers her arati with incense, ghee lamp, and flowers. When the song is finished, the devotees circumambulate Tulasi-devi and offer her water by pouring some drops at her root.

7.00-7.05am – Deity Greeting
After the Deities have been worshiped in private, They give Their audience (darshana) to the devotees and the public, who then can see the shrine and offer worship and prayers. This is accompanied by a recorded singing of the Govindam prayers of the Brahma-samhita. The priest offers a short arati ceremony with ghee lamp, incense, chamara, and, in warm weather, a peacock fan.

7.10am – Guru-Puja
At this time, as members of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness we offer our obeisances to Srila Prabhupada as the instructing guru for all devotees. We are eternally indebted to him for single-handedly bringing Krishna to the Western world and thus giving everyone the opportunity to become a lover of God.
During the guru-puja, the devotees sing prayers glorifying the spiritual master and offer flower petals and obeisances at the lotus feet of Srila Prabhupada.

7.30am – Srimad-Bhagavatam Class
After all the singing and dancing the devotees sit down and listen to a lecture on Srimad-Bhagavatam. The speaker reads a verse and Srila Prabhupada’s explanation of it, and then elaborates on the topics discussed there. At the end of the class, there are usually questions or comments. Thus an interesting and enlightening discussion takes place.

12.30-12.55pm – Raj Bhoga Arati
The raja-bhoga-arati follows the noon offering of food to the Deities. It lasts for about 25 minutes. The priest offers incense, ghee lamp, water, cloth, flowers, camara, and (in warm weather) also a peacock fan.
*Due to weddings on Saturdays, the facility for darshan (during this arati) is restricted. Single file queuing is likely and you will only see the Deities for a few moments.

4.20-4.30pm – Dhupa Arati
This arati lasts for 10 minutes. The priest offers incense, flowers, camara, and (in warm weather) also a peacock fan. Food offered to the Deities is usually fruits.
*Due to weddings on Fridays, the facility for darshan (during this arati) is restricted. Single file queueing is likely and you will only see the Deities for a few moments.

6.00pm- 7.00pm – Bhagavad-Gita Class
Conducted in a similar manner to the morning Bhagavatam class, evening Bhagavad-gita class draws in congregation members as well as the residents.

7.00-7.25pm – Sandya Arati
This is also known as Gaura-arati. The devotees sing Sri Gaura-arati–a joyful song glorifying Lord Chaitanya and His associates. It lasts for about 25 minutes.

9.00-9.10pm – Shayan Arati
The final arati of the day allows all the devotees to have a last opportunity to see the Deities and offer their prayers.

9.30pm – Temple closes