Posts Tagged ‘new gokul’

Letting the cows out

Friday, March 4th, 2022

Schedule

9:45am – Radha Gokulananda Vihara Yatra (Deity Procession starting from the Temple Room)

10:10am – Swagata Seva (Welcoming the Deities to the Goshala)

10:15am – Navanaivedya Seva (9 bhoga offerings made with Goshala milk)

10:20am – Arati Seva

10:30am – Pravachan

10:45am – Go Mochana (Letting the cows out)

11:15am – Prasadam Seva (Refreshments)

About the celebration

‘Go Mochana Utsava‘ means ‘the festival of letting the cows out’. After a long winter stay inside the barns, the cows and oxen will be released into the fields and pastures. Their Lordships Sri Sri Radha Gokulananda will be gracing everyone with Their presence, coming all the way from Their altar just to see Their favourite cows and enjoy the spectacle of seeing them leap with joy and stretch themselves after their long winter months inside the barns.

Contact

Please contact info@krishnatemple.com if you have any queries

New Gokul Farm

Thursday, March 3rd, 2022

New Gokul is Bhaktivedanta Manor’s cow protection centre and organic farm, based on self sustenance, compassion, and harmony between humans, animals and the environment.

With a herd of 63 cows, bulls and oxen, modern and traditional cow care facilities and acres of pastureland, it’s a real haven for the cows! The centre is also home to an organic agricultural farm that uses sustainable and natural farming methods. These  are good for the soil, the environment and our well being.

“You learn to love them”

Ravi Ruparel lives in Northwood, northwest London and by profession is a Financial Advisor. However, at least once a week he joins other enthusiastic volunteers who put on their wellies and descend on the Manor’s New Gokul Farm.

Throughout the year, as part of groups of anything from 4 to 15 volunteers of all ages, Ravi is there.

They help clear our cow manure from the barns. Mixed with straw, it is then stored until it is taken out to the Manor’s Organic Farm where they use it a s fertilizer for the horticulture project.

Ravi collects fresh straw, then the team spreads it out to create a new layer of bedding for the cows and bulls. They also give them fresh hay to eat and top out their water tanks.

“Ever since I was young I saw pictures of Krishna with the cows, so I made that association,” Ravi explains. “But things started to happen when I went to Govardhan Eco Village in Maharastra, India. I found myself volunteering for their farm every morning. Upon my return to the UK I wanted to continue in this service.

“I began to see cows and bulls as truly sentient beings, especially given that they all have their own devotional names. I connect with them as fellow beings, there’s no barrier. You learn to love them. You can feel close to them, stroke then, love and serve them. And they reciprocate with that love!

When you’re on the farm, the fresh air is combined with the energy of being around the cows and bulls, which makes you feel more calm and compassionate. They are amazing!

“Serving the cows made me become “Ahimsa Vegan”, meaning I only drink milk from cows from farms which are slaughter free, have hand-milking and where the bulls are given meaningful work.”

Get involved

If you would like to help out in the farm please contact Jay Krishna Das: goshalla@krishnatemple.com

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Letting the cows out

Monday, April 8th, 2019

Go-Mochanotsava

After a long winter stay inside the barns, the cows and oxen will be released into the pastures on 21st April. We all look forward very much to this day every year. We call this day, ‘Go Mocana Utsava ‘– the festival of the letting out of the cows! And its a festival! Their Lordships Sri Sri Radha Gokulananda will be gracing us with their presence, coming all the way from their altar just to see their favourite cows and enjoy the spectacle of seeing them leaping with joy and stretching themselves after their long winter months inside the barns.

When: Sunday 21st April at 9.45am

Where: At New Gokul (The Manor’s farm)

Gomocanotsava schedule : Sunday 8th-April

9.45 – Radha Gokulananda Vihara Yatra [Deities procession starting from temple room]
10.00 – Swagata seva [Welcoming deities to Goshala]
10.05 – Panchanna seva [Bhoga offerings made with Goshala milk]
10.10 – Aarati seva [Aarati offering]
10.20 – Pravacan [Class]
10.30 – Gomocana [Letting the cows out]
11.15 – Prasada seva [Refreshments]
 
Please partcipate and get the bessings of SriSri Radha Gokulananada and the Go mata.
cows let out

cows being let out

Letting out of the Cows

Tuesday, March 27th, 2018

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO SUNDAY 22nd APRIL

Go-Mochanotsava

Each spring, the Manor’s New Gokul farm goes through the “letting out of the cows” ritual, whereby the cows and bulls are overjoyed to be let out again in the fields after being kept sheltered inside for the winter. Everyone laughs and cheers as the herd race across the fields, jumping and moo-ing in happiness. A truly delightful and entertaining experience for both cows and humans alike!

When: Sunday 22nd April at 9.45am

Where: At New Gokul (The Manor’s farm)

Gomocanotsava schedule : Sunday 8th-April

9.45 – Radha Gokulananda Vihara Yatra [Deities procession starting from temple room]
10.10 – Swagata seva [Welcoming deities to Goshala]
10.15 – Navanaivedya seva [9 Bhoga offerings made with Goshala milk]
10.20 – Aarati seva [Aarati offering]
10.30 – Pravacan [Class]
10.45 – Gomocana [Letting the cows out]
11.15 – Prasada seva [Refreshments]
cows let out

cows being let out

 

 

Letting out of the Cows!

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

Go-Mocanotsavah

Each spring, the Manor’s New Gokul farm goes through the “letting out of the cows” ritual, whereby the cows and bulls are overjoyed to be let out again in the fields after being kept sheltered inside for the winter. Everyone laughs and cheers as the herd race across the fields, jumping and moo-ing in happiness. A truly delightful and entertaining experience for both cows and humans alike!

When: Sunday 2nd April at 9.45am

Where: At New Gokul (The Manor’s farm)

Gomocanotsava schedule : Sunday 2nd-April

9.45 – Radha Gokulananda Vihara Yatra [Deities procession starting from temple room]
10.10 – Swagata seva [Welcoming deities to Goshala]
10.15 – Navanaivedya seva [9 Bhoga offerings made with Goshala milk]
10.20 – Aarati seva [Aarati offering]
10.30 – Pravacan [Class]
10.45 – Gomocana [Letting the cows out]
11.15 – Prasada seva [Refreshments]
cows let out

cows being let out

 

 

Letting out of the Cows!

Monday, March 28th, 2016

Go-Mocanotsavah

Each spring, the Manor’s New Gokul farm goes through the “letting out of the cows” ritual, whereby the cows and bulls are overjoyed to be let out again in the fields after being kept sheltered inside for the winter. Everyone laughs and cheers as the herd race across the fields, jumping and moo-ing in happiness. A truly delightful and entertaining experience for both cows and humans alike!

When: Sunday 10th April at 9.45am

Where: At New Gokul (The Manor’s farm)
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Letting out of the Cows!

Monday, April 13th, 2015

Each spring, the Manor’s New Gokul farm goes through the “letting out of the cows” ritual, whereby the cows and bulls are overjoyed to be let out again in the fields after being kept sheltered inside for the winter. Everyone laughs and cheers as the herd race across the fields, jumping and moo-ing in happiness. A truly delightful and entertaining experience for both cows and humans alike!

When: Sunday 26th April at 10am

Where: At New Gokul (The Manor’s farm)

 
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Help needed in fields

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

 

We need volunteers for vegetable seed planting in at our vegetable
growing area (Holland farm-near the entrance). We need eager
vegetable seed planters each Sunday in March from 10am until 1pm.

You dont need previous experience just a readiness to learn and get close to the
earth. there will be other volunteers there with you so there will be plenty
of company. Prasadam (vegetarian lunch) will be served at about 1pm.

Please turn up on the day,or if you need more information contact our
horticultural supervisor Krishnacaitanya (KC) on Krishnachaitanya1008@yahoo.com.

2011-2012 Highlights

Friday, August 17th, 2012
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The cows’ favourite day!

Monday, March 26th, 2012

10am  April 8th (Easter Sunday)

The devotees who work on New Gokul farm would like to invite you to the cows’ favourite day of the year—the day when they are let out onto the lush green grass after a winter inside the barns. It is a great time to see the cows and bulls at their most energetic. They race around, have mock-fights, take running leaps into the air and generally go a bit crazy. It is a sight you will never forget!

The joy comes partly because they wil again graze freely the juicy and fresh grass as well as because they are no longer confined in their winter shelter.

This year the date is April 8th, Easter Sunday. The programme will start at 10am, where Sri-Sri-Radha-Krishna in their Deity forms will be taken to the farm. It is one of the few times a year Their Lordships can be seen outside the temple room. You will have to come on the day to see what other festivities we have in store…

Check out the video of last year’s “letting the cows out” here.