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We are fully open

Saturday, October 2nd, 2021

From Monday, 4th October 2021, tickets will not be required to visit or worship at Bhaktivedanta Manor on a day-to-day basis, and all current restrictions will be removed.

Tickets / bookings will remain in place for major festival days (see below) to ensure that adequate measures are made to receive everyone. 

  • Dusshera Sunday 17th Oct from 2pm-7:30pm 2021
  • Annakuta / Govardhan Puja – Friday 5th November 2021
  • Diwali festival – Sunday 7th November 2021
  • New Years Day – Saturday 1st January 2022
  • Gaura Purnima / Holi
  • Rama Navami
  • Janmashtami

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.

Café / Bakery / Shop / Goshalla (Farm)

Open during visiting hours (see above)

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

Entrance Gates to Bhaktivedanta Manor are locked at 9:30pm

Other notes:

YOU SHOULD ACCESS OUR FRONT GATE VIA THE A41 AND SANDY LANE. PLEASE AVOID DRIVING THROUGH THE LOCAL VILLAGES AND NOTE THAT THERE IS NO ACCESS TO OUR SITE THAT WAY

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Restrictions easing

Monday, September 27th, 2021

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.

Updates/FAQ’s on Temple Opening

Sunday, August 1st, 2021

Hare Krishna dear Friends,

We’re delighted to invite you back to your spiritual home and everyone’s Krishna temple, Bhaktivedanta Manor.

Please book your free ticket online and come with your family to again be in the divine presence of our beautiful Deities and to enjoy Their gardens, prasad, cows, and the other opulences the Manor offers for Their and your pleasure.

We especially invite you to meet Krishna’s devotees at Bhaktivedanta Manor, for it is by the devotees’ company that our spiritual progress quickens.

A warm welcome to you! We’re looking forward to again having your company.

Your servant,
Visakha Dasi

COVID Update/FAQ’s from 8th of August 

Subject to change at anytime

Visiting Bhaktivedanta Manor

Can I visit all areas of Bhaktivedanta Manor?

Entry to Bhaktivedanta Manor is still ticket based. Please book Tickets for your allocated times / events.

The temple room, goshalla, gardens, playground, gift shop and bakery are open for visiting.

The main building will be accessible for darshan only. Other areas of the main building (including Srila Prabhupada’s Rooms) are accessible only during the early morning programme and for specific ticketed events and courses.

Visiting Times are
Monday – Friday: 11am-1pm & 4:20pm-7:30pm
Saturday: 10am-1pm & 4:20pm-7:30pm
Sunday: 10am: 7:30pm

Can I stay longer then my allocated times

Yes, your allocated time is your arrival times for darshan, you can stay longer to visit other areas of the Temple.

Sunday Programme
We are open from 10 am – 7:30 pm. more details to come.

Health & Safety

Do I still have to wear a mask

Yes, we strictly ask everyone to wear masks when indoors (unless exempt).

Is social distancing still in place?

Social distancing is recommended, however individuals can choose what they’re comfortable with.

Do I need to do covid tests?

You don’t need Covid (LFT) tests to visit Bhaktivedanta Manor.

A proof of a negative LFT is required in the last three days (72 hours) only for anyone who is attending any sit down event/ programme/ course indoors at Bhaktivedanta Manor.

All volunteers, residents and staff who serve at Bhaktivedanta Manor need to carry out a LFT every three days (72 hours).

Do I need to be vaccinated?

Vaccination is not a requirement to visit or serve at Bhaktivedanta Manor. All volunteers, residents and staff who serve at Bhaktivedanta Manor need to carry out a LFT every three days (72 hours).

Festivals & Events

Will there be festivals for Balaram Jayanti & Jhulan Yatra?

Yes. The location and details will be announced soon.

Will Janmashtami be going ahead as normal?

It’s a three-day ticketed and timed event, with focus on darshan, with one large open-sided marquee for kirtans, dramas, etc. And as always, wonderful free prasad. Please book your ticket!

Early Morning Programme (4:30am-9am)

Is the early morning programme open to everyone?

Yes, by booking a ticket you can attend any day of the week. You will need to show proof of a negative LFT test taken in the last 72 hours & face masks/coverings are strongly recommended (unless exempt) in enclosed spaces. (test kits available at the temple)

Do we have to wear masks?
Face Masks/ Coverings are strongly recommended (unless exempt) in enclosed spaces.

Can we visit Srila Prabhupada’s Rooms?
Srila Prabhupada’s Rooms are accessible during the early morning programme, specific events and courses.

Will breakfast be served to those who come to the early morning programme?
Breakfast is only available on Sundays.

Staying at Bhaktivedanta Manor

Can we stay in guest accommodation overnight?
Until further notice all guests, residents, volunteers staying overnight must show proof of double vaccination. LFT testing every 3 days will also be required.

Tickets

(tickets are released on a weekly basis)

Book a Ticket to Visit

Tickets for other events

Early morning programme 

Bhakti Janani

Snana Yatra

Monday, July 19th, 2021

It’s been 13 years since Lord Jagannath’s Snana Yatra at Bhaktivedanta Manor. Come bathe the Lord in the Sri Krishna Haveli at Bhaktivedanta Manor.  London Rathayatra will take place on Sunday 8th August www.rathayatra.co.uk

10:30-13:00 Abhishek of Lord Jaganannath, Baladeva & Lady Subhadra

14:00-16:30 Arti & Hathi Vesha (elephant outfit) Darshan

16:30 Lord Jagannath leaves Bhaktivedanta Manor

Please Note:

  • You must have a ticket
  • Please arrive at your allocated time.
  • Entrance via Sri Krishna Haveli
  • We strongly advise that Masks must be worn indoors at all times.
  • No bowing down or sitting down
  • After abhishek you can go to the temple room for darshan
tickets for Snana Yatra

KINDLY NOTE: YOU MUST HAVE A TICKET & A MASK TO ENTER THE TEMPLE. 

What to expect on arrival

In line with our risk assessment and COVID plan, you and your travelling party will need to:

1. Have a valid booking – WITHOUT A VALID TICKET FOR ALL OF YOUR TRAVELLING PARTY YOU WILL NOT BE PERMITTED ENTRY

Visitors are to arrive 10 minutes prior to their time on the ticket. You will not be allowed entrance to the site if you arrive earlier.

2. Have your individual temperatures checked with a simple non-touch thermometer. If anyone in your party exceeds the normal temperature of >37.8c degrees or more, your party WILL NOT BE PERMITTED ACCESS. If you do not have symptoms and history of contact, you will then proceed to the car park.

3. For everyone’s safety, please strictly follow the instructions of the volunteers

It is strongly advised that face masks be worn for the duration of your visit.

4. Devotees will guide you through the Abhishek:

5. Maintain social distancing between you and other individuals i.e. 2m gap  (families can stand together)

6. Please try and avoid touching any surfaces

COVID19 checklist Please complete this checklist every time you visit the temple.· If you answer YES to any of the questions then please stay at home· If you answer NO to all the questions then please visit the temple.Today or in the last 14 days…

  • Do you have/have you had a fever (>37.8c)? Yes / No
  • Do you have/have you had any of the following new symptoms: cough, sore throat, loss of smell or taste, aches and pains, flu-like symptoms, diarrhoea? Yes / No
  • Have you tested POSITIVE for COVID19? Yes / No
  • Has anyone in your household or your contacts had (or does anyone currently have) new : fever, cough, sore throat, loss of smell or taste, aches and pains, flu-like symptoms, diarrhoea? Yes / No
  • Has anyone in your household or your contacts been tested positive for COVID19? Yes / No

Early Morning Programme

Monday, June 21st, 2021

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.

Early Morning Programme (4:30am-9am)

Is the early morning programme open to everyone?

Yes, by booking a ticket you can attend any day of the week. You will need to show proof of a negative LFT test taken in the last 72 hours & face masks/coverings are strongly recommended (unless exempt) in enclosed spaces. (test kits available at the temple)

Do we have to wear masks?
Face Masks/ Coverings are strongly recommended (unless exempt) in enclosed spaces.

Can we visit Srila Prabhupada’s Rooms?
Srila Prabhupada’s Rooms are accessible during the morning programme, specific events and courses.

Will breakfast be served to those who come to the morning programme?
Breakfast is only available on Sundays.

What time should we come?

For Mangal Arati & Japa, please arrive betweeen 4:15-4:45

For Gurupuja & Class, Please arrive between 6:45-7:15

Please Note:

  • Entrance via Darshan Marquee
  • Proof of Negative Lateral Flow Test done in last 3 days (photo / message / card) on arrival – (alternatively test kits will be provided, arrive 20 minutes early to do the test on site)
  • Face Masks/ Coverings are strongly recommended (unless exempt) in enclosed spaces.

2 Parts (book the parts that you will attend)

Mangal Arati & Japa– (4:30am – 6:50am)

Deity Greeting, Guru Puja & Class– (6:55am – 9:00am)

tickets for Early morning programme

(tickets are released on Fridays)

KINDLY NOTE: YOU MUST HAVE A TICKET & A MASK TO ENTER THE TEMPLE. 

What to expect on arrival

In line with our risk assessment and COVID plan, you and your travelling party will need to:

1. Show your valid ticket – WITHOUT A VALID TICKET FOR ALL OF YOUR TRAVELLING PARTY YOU WILL NOT BE PERMITTED ENTRY

Visitors are to arrive 10 minutes prior to their time on the ticket. You will not be allowed entrance to the site if you arrive earlier.

2. Have your individual temperatures checked with a simple non-touch thermometer. If anyone in your party exceeds the normal temperature of >37.8c degrees or more, your party WILL NOT BE PERMITTED ACCESS. If you do not have symptoms and history of contact, you will then proceed to the car park.

3. For everyone’s safety, please strictly follow the instructions of the volunteers

It is absolutely mandatory that face masks be worn for the duration of your visit.

4. Devotees will guide you through the morning programme. 

COVID19 checklist Please complete this checklist every time you visit the temple.· If you answer YES to any of the questions then please stay at home· If you answer NO to all the questions then please visit the temple.Today or in the last 14 days…

  • Do you have/have you had a fever (>37.8c)? Yes / No
  • Do you have/have you had any of the following new symptoms: cough, sore throat, loss of smell or taste, aches and pains, flu-like symptoms, diarrhoea? Yes / No
  • Have you tested POSITIVE for COVID19? Yes / No
  • Has anyone in your household or your contacts had (or does anyone currently have) new : fever, cough, sore throat, loss of smell or taste, aches and pains, flu-like symptoms, diarrhoea? Yes / No
  • Has anyone in your household or your contacts been tested positive for COVID19? Yes / No

Covid-19 Urgent Appeal

Tuesday, April 27th, 2021

Donate

Patients are dying without oxygen amid Delhi surge with 1 death every 5 minutes… (Source Global News). Join us to help ISKCON Dwarka, Delhi during this crucial time of need and make a difference.

India has an unwelcomed record of Covid-19 cases with over 400,000 new cases in a 24-hour period being reported on 3rd May. Over 3,500 people lost their lives to the virus in 24 hours earlier this week. The situation in Delhi worsens as the oxygen crisis deepens and more patients die (Source BBC News).

ISKCON Dwarka in Delhi, the epicentre of the pandemic, needs urgent funds…

The Lotus Trust (the welfare arm of ISKCON Bhaktivedanta Manor) has partnered with ISKCON Dwarka in Delhi to expand our initial fund-raiser in 2 primary ways:

  • Convert a university premise into a COVID nursing care center with an initial capacity of 250 beds (potential to increase to 1,000 beds) and provide the COVID care facilities free of cost to all comers (patients treated on first come first serve basis). We expect to care for roughly 2,500-5,000 patients over an initial 3-month period with a 250 bed set up.
  • Distribute free meals to the individuals and families that are not able to cook or afford food due to the current circumstances. We target a distribution of roughly 2.7m meals over the 3 month period.

How you can help?

This much needed initiative requires investment in 3 key areas.

  1. Set of the of nursing care facilities including the beds, dedicated oxygen cylinders and other basic facilities
  2. Running of the nursing case facility including the costs of the medical staff, housekeeping, medications, and food
  3. Cooking, packaging, and distribution of 30k meals daily

To achieve the above and sustain the care for 3 months will cost £1.85m.

Please support us with providing this much needed care directly to those who need it the most. You can support 1 patient, for 1 day, for as little as £11 and 100 hot meals for £55. Let us all come together to do our part by giving what we can.

Donate

  • 1 patient for 1 day – £ 11.00
  • 1 patient for 3 days £ 31.00
  • 1 patient for 5 days – £ 51.00
  • patients for 5 days – £ 108.00
  • 1 oxygen concentrator – £ 501.00
  • 2 oxygen concentrators – £ 1,008.00
  • 1 Day Running Cost – £ 1,900.00
  • 1,000 meals – £550
Donate

Progress so far (Week 2)

We have made significant progress towards these objectives and have a plan in place to ensure that we continue to deliver and raise the funds in parallel.

By coming together and through your generous donations we have:

  • Secured the facilities and oxygen concentrators.
  • Started treating patient with 50 beds functional and expecting another 100 by 9th May and another 100 by 16th
  • Started the daily cooking and distribution of 30k meals as of 26th
  • Raised almost £100k of funding as of 5th May from a standing start on 26th

This is a great achievement but we are we just at the beginning and work still needs to be done!

We kindly request that you help support The Lotus Trust in this mission and help India pull through this heartbreaking pandemic. It is time for us to come together as a global community to respond to the catastrophic impact of Covid-19 on people’s lives and help end this pandemic.

Your generous support will go a long way in providing life-saving treatment for the people of Delhi.

Donate

http://thelotustrust.org/

Covid 19 Checklist

Wednesday, June 10th, 2020

Please complete this checklist every time you visit the temple.

If you answer YES to any of the questions then please stay at home

If you answer NO to all the questions then please visit the temple.

Today or in the last 14 days…

  1. Do you have/have you had a fever (>37.8c)? Yes / No
  2. Do you have/have you had any of the following new symptoms: cough, sore throat, loss of smell or taste, aches and pains, flu-like symptoms, diarrhoea? Yes / No
  3. Have you tested POSITIVE for COVID19? Yes / No
  4. Has anyone in your household or your contacts had (or does anyone currently have) new : fever, cough, sore throat, loss of smell or taste, aches and pains, flu-like symptoms, diarrhoea? Yes / No
  5. Has anyone in your household or your contacts been tested positive for COVID19? Yes / No

Meditation Care Packages

Monday, April 27th, 2020

for Our Frontline Heroes

Meditation care packages are making a vast difference in the life of key workers based on the extremely positive feedback we are continuing to receive from the recipient hospitals & care homes.

We are delighted to share with you that so far, we have received orders for 2,500 packs from hospitals and care homes.

Donations received thus far have helped us to deliver the 1500 packs to 8 NHS hospitals including Watford General, Northwick park and over 40 care homes. 

We are now looking to raise further donations so we can deliver the final 1000 meditation pack orders. Your valuable contribution will help towards honouring and encouraging the great work front liners are doing for humanity.

As a token of your gratitude please donate at 

http://www.krishnatemple.com/carepack

Your servants 

Bhaktivedanta Manor Sankirtan Team