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Community Newsletter – Latest

Friday, April 21st, 2017

Please find below the latest Bhaktivedanta Manor Newsletter, “April 2017 edition”, covering news from February till April 2017.

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Highlights in this edition include:

Gaura Purnima festival

Ramanavami Festival

University Retreat

Soul Expressions with Radhanath Swami and Kirtan London

Sri Krishna Haveli Project Update

Synthesising Science and the Soul

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Gaura Purnima 2016

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016


Schedule for Wednesday 23rd March

Morning programme

3:30 am Beginning of 24 Hour Kirtan
4:30 am Mangal Arati
5:15 am Recitation of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu Sikshastakam
7:00 am Guru Puja
7:30 am Deity Greeting and Kirtan
8:00 am Song Performance by Bhaktivedanta Gurukula
8:15 am Song Performance by HG Visvambhara Das and team
8:20 am Song by HG Jayadeva Das
8:30 am Special Class by H G Srutidharma Das
10:00 am Continuation of 24 Hour Kirtan
10:30 am Bus leaving for London Maha Harinam

Evening Program in the Tent

3:30 pm Kirtan start
4:00 pm Words of Welcome by HG Srutidharam Das and HG Jay Nitai Das
4:20 pm Introduction to the Gaura Purnima Festival by HG Kripamoya Das
4:35 pm Skit by Ladies Ashram
4:50 pm Drama by Pandava Sena
5:10 pm Song by Pandava Sena
5:20 pm Abhiseka (2 kirtan groups 30mins each)
6:20 pm 108 Bhoga Offering (1 kirtan group 30mins)
7:00 pm Gaura Arati – Led by Soho St devotees
7:30pm Holi fire Near Goshalla
7:30 pm Feast
7:30 pm Kirtan

Note: There will be no colours (Rang mela) at the Gaura Purnima / Holi Festival this year. There will be a colour festival celebrating Lord Krishna’s Holi festival in the summer when the weather is much warmer.



Gaura Purnima Schedule

Friday, February 13th, 2015

Gaura Purnima 2015

Gaura Purnima & Holi

Friday, March 14th, 2014

Holi & Gaura Purnima will be celebrated on Sunday 16th March 2014

2:00 pm onwards  bhajans in the temple room

4 :00 pm Rang Mela (throwing of colors)

Colours* will be available for purchase in the festival field.

6 :00 pm Holi bon-fire (burning of Holika)

6:00 pm Prasadam will be served from 6pm onwards

Darshan will be available all day up to 9:30 pm

*The dry powders supplied by the temple may stain, so festival goers are cautioned not to wear their “best clothes”. Do not throw colours into people’s eyes. It is even more fun to rub the colours, which are safe and non toxic, into the hair, back of the neck, and cheeks. If anyone gets irritants in their eyes, go to the clearly marked first aid tent where First-aiders will help you. The temple colours are safe, but any others may contain dangerous chemicals.

Gaura Purnima 2014

Monday, March 3rd, 2014

Schedule, registration and travel details as below:


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We would like to encourage everyone to register for this event for prasadam and for children space purposes. Register using this link:-

The route from ISKCON’s Soho Street Temple to the Grand Connaught Rooms:

Directions to the venue

For more information about directions and parking, please see below:

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Gaura Purnima Schedule

Tuesday, January 1st, 2013

Wednesday 27th March 2013

Lord-Chaitanya-DancingMorning Programme

3.00am  Beginning of 24 hour Kirtan

4.30am  Mangala Arati

6.50am  Guru Puja

7.20am  Deity Greeting and Kirtan


7.40am  Devotees leave for Metropolitan Police Bushey Sports Club , Bushey Herts, WD23 2TR 

8.00am  Special class by H.H Sivaram Swami and H.H Radhanath Swami


10.00am Abhiseka

11.00am Coaches leaving for Maha Harinam in London from Metropolitan Police Bushey Sports Club

3.30pm   Coaches Return to Metropolitan Police Bushey Sports Club


Evening Programme:

at the Allum Hall:

Manor House, 2 Allum Lane, Elstree WD6 3PJ

4.00pm  Bhajan and Kirtan

4.30pm  Performance by Bhaktivedanta Gurukula Students

5.00pm  Performance by Bhaktivedanta Players “The Golden Avatar

5.45pm  Feast

March 2012 Newsletter

Thursday, April 5th, 2012

Leading articles in this Newsletter include:

The Golder Avatar (Gaura Purnima festival)

A Royal Engagement (head brahmacari meets the Queen and the Archbishop of Canterbury)

Solar Panels for New Gokul farm

Holi festival photo fun!

A letter from the Campaign Chair of the Vedic Planetarium, Mayapur


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Gaura Purnima Festival

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

Schedule for Thursday 8th March at Bhaktivedanta Manor


Morning Programme:                         

3:00am – 24 Hour Kirtans begin

4:30am – Mangalarati

7:00am – Guru Puja

7:30am – Deity greeting and Kirtan

8:00am – Performance (to be announced)

8:30am – Special Class on the Apperance of Lord Chaitanya

10:00am – Abisheka (bathing of deities of Lord Caitanya and Lord Nityananda)

11:00am – Buses leave for Maha Harinam in London


Evening Programme:


4:00pm – Bhajans in Temple room

7:00pm – Gaura Arati

7:30pm – Feast (served in Tent)

*24 Hour Kirtans till 3:00am next morning*




Gaura Purmina is the appearance anniversary of Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu (1486-1534) who is an incarnation of  Radha and Krishna combined.
On this day, which is a full-moon day, everyone fasts till moonrise, and people visit the temple to see the Deities of the Lord in the temple room. The devotees present dramas and classes about Lord Chaitanya’s activities. The Deities of Gaura-Nitai receive new clothes, and the devotees engage in extra kirtan. At moonrise we serve a prasad feast (sanctified vegetarian food).


The word caitanya means “living force,” carita means “character,” and amrta means “immortal.” As living entities we can move, but a table cannot because it does not possess living force. Movement and activity may be considered signs or symptoms of the living force. Indeed, it may be said that there can be no activity without the living force.


Caitanya Mahaprabhu is the pioneer of a great social and religious movement that began in India about five hundred years ago and that has directly and indirectly influenced the subsequent course of religious and philosophical thinking not only in India but throughout the world.