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Gaura Purnima & Holi Darshan

Friday, March 19th, 2021

Gaura Purmina is the appearance anniversary of Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu (1486-1534) who is 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. 

Darshan Tickets

In adherence with Government guidelines, this year’s festivities will be very simple, focusing on giving everyone the opportunity for darshan of the Lord and prasad only, the rest of the festivities will be online. To ensure a safe darshan experience, we have a ticketed entry system for which everyone will need to prebook online for free.  

Tickets will be released on Tuesday 23rd midday.

Book a ticket

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/individual-worship-at-bhaktivedanta-manor-tickets-108659345026

If you need help with booking or are having issues or queries, contact us.

KINDLY NOTE: YOU MUST HAVE A TICKET TO ENTER THE TEMPLE.  PLEASE DO NOT COME TO THE TEMPLE WITHOUT A TICKET AND A MASK.

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 15 minutes prior to their allocated slot so that checks. can be carried out.
  2. Have your individual temperatures checked with a simple non-touch reader. If anyone in your party exceeds the normal temperature of >37.8c degrees, 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 car parking team and the darshan queue team at all times. Once parked, please go to the darshan queue where you will be asked to sanitise your hands. We recommend that everyone wears a face mask throughout their visit.
  4. Volunteers will guide you through the darshan queue. At this time we ask that you:
    1. maintain social distancing i.e. a 2 meter gap – the markings on the floor will help you maintain the distance (families can stand together)
    2. do not speak to others who have come / are leaving darshan
    3. in line with government guidance, please refrain from singing 
    4. we ask that you do not pay your obeisances / dandavats to the Deities; rather, fold your hands in respect to Them. Please also avoid touching any surfaces
  5. On your exit, you’ll be offered prasadam and will have an opportunity to donate to the temple. Please do this and then return to your car. Where required access to toilets will be made available.
  6. Finally, please stay within the barrier system and do not attempt to visit other parts of the temple or speak to the residents.

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

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

 

Gaura Purnima 2016

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016

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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.

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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.