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Shraddha

Wednesday, August 26th, 2020

2nd September until the 16th September

Shraddha is a time for expressing our love and gratitude to our departed family members by making offerings to help them on their onward journey.

Shraddha lasts for one fortnight from the beginning of the lunar month of Ashwin, which this years falls from the 2nd September until the 16th September inclusive.

Ceremony at Bhaktivedanta Manor

There will be daily Shraddha ceremonies at the temple starting at 5:00pm.

The ceremony will be led by a priest consisting of

Sankalpa, Pitri Tarpana (offering of Water to ancestors ) & Go Puja / feeding of the cows.

Please book in advance as we have limited places.

Book Shraddha Puja

If you have any queries, contact us at bmf@krishnatemple.com or phone 01923 851008.

If you are not sure of the day that shraddha should be performed for your family member, you can contact our priests on 

07907809006 / 07868709259 

or use an online Shraddha tithi calculator 

Visiting the temple during Shraddha

Please note that at present you can:

  • Take Darshan and offer prayers in the temple room. 
  • Visit New Gokul Farm and feed the cows. 
  • Get a takeaway from Radharanis Cafe.
  • Shop at Krishnas Gift Shop. 

As the threat of the virus subsides and when we receive further government advice, we’ll be opening more temple facilities.

To limit the number of individuals on site at any one time, we’re implementing a ticketing system. Please book a free ticket at: 

Book A Ticket

If you need help with booking or are having issues or queries, contact us at darshan@krishnatemple.com or phone / Whatsapp: 07579 776 925 between 10am and 1pm.

Donations for Shraddha

Go Seva

Prasad Seva

Murti Seva

 

Nitya Seva

 

You can also chose to bring the following items for shraddha

Things that are needed

  • Butter Ghee
  • Butter (salted/unsalted)
  • Sunflower Oil
  • Nuts (Cashews, Pistachios, Walnuts, Flaked Almonds, Peanuts)
  • Besan / Gram Flour
  • Himalayan / Pink Salt
  • Sugar (White, Caster, soft brown, Icing (do not bring silver spoon))
  • Dals (Toor, Mung, Yellow Mung, Split Mung, Chana)
  • Spices (Haldi, Fennel seeds, Jira, Mustard, )
  • Semolina (Coarse)
  • Saffron
  • Milk Powder

Do not Bring

  • Milk
  • Fresh Vegetables & fruits
  • Masoor Dal 

What is shraddha

More information on shraddha

 

Shraddha Period

Monday, September 2nd, 2019

13th September until the 28th September

Shraddha period is a very important time for those with deceased parents and grandparents, as during this period offerings are made to help the soul of the ancestor on its journey. Ancestors are important because we owe them our very existence, so the least we can do is to help them, even though they have disappeared from our sight.

The Shraddha season falls every year at the same time in the lunar calendar. Its date will, however, move around the normal calendar that everyone else uses, the solar calendar. Shraddh lasts for one fortnight from the beginning of the lunar month of Ashwin, which this years falls from the 13th September until the 28th September inclusive.

The Shraddha ceremony is something that everyone is meant to do for anyone in the family that has passed away. When ceremonies are performed for the benefit of our ancestors they are generally known as pitri yajna, and they are one of the major yajnas to be performed each day. While daily yajnas can take the form of simply offering food and water, the Shraddh ceremony is a special observance each year. Since everyone does it, it is easy to remember. In India it is a collective Day of Remembrance in which everyone offers their heartfelt gratitude to the departed loved ones.

Typical activities for Shraddah will vary but in the circles of the devotee community – those who worship Krishna – we offer foods, water and lamps to Krishna and then offer them to photographs of the ancestors. If there is no photo then their names are announced in the sankalpa or declaration of intent at the beginning of the ceremony. A visit to the temple is also advised during this period, to offer our prayers and seek Lord Krishnas blessings. Feeding of the cows at the goshalla is also recommended. When visiting the temple offerings are made of foodstuffs or donations. (please do not donate any more chapati flour as our stocks are overflowing and we have enough to last us a long time.)

Darshan Times

What donations can I make during Shraddha

 

(please do not donate any more chapati flour and rice as our stocks are overflowing and we have enough to last us a long time.)

Shraddha Period

Tuesday, September 11th, 2018

Monday 24th September – Monday 8th October

Sraddha period is a very important time for those with deceased parents and grandparents, as during this period offerings are made to help the soul of the ancestor on its journey. Ancestors are important because we owe them our very existence, so the least we can do is to help them, even though they have disappeared from our sight.

The Shraddh season falls every year at the same time in the lunar calendar. Its date will, however, move around the normal calendar that everyone else uses, the solar calendar. Shraddh lasts for one fortnight from the beginning of the lunar month of Ashwin, which this years falls from the 24th September until the 8th October inclusive.

The Shraddh ceremony is something that everyone is meant to do for anyone in the family that has passed away. When ceremonies are performed for the benefit of our ancestors they are generally known as pitri yajna, and they are one of the major yajnas to be performed each day. While daily yajnas can take the form of simply offering food and water, the Shraddh ceremony is a special observance each year. Since everyone does it, it is easy to remember. In India it is a collective Day of Remembrance in which everyone offers their heartfelt gratitude to the departed loved ones.

Typical activities for Shraddh will vary but in the circles of the devotee community – those who worship Krishna – we offer foods, water and lamps to Krishna and then offer them to photographs of the ancestors. If there is no photo then their names are announced in the sankalpa or declaration of intent at the beginning of the ceremony. A visit to the temple is also advised during this period, to offer our prayers and seek Lord Krishnas blessings. Feeding of the cows at the goshalla is also recommended. When visiting the temple offerings are made of foodstuffs or donations. (please do not donate any more chapati flour as our stocks are overflowing and we have enough to last us a long time.)

Darshan Times

What donations can I make during Sraddha

(please do not donate any more chapati flour as our stocks are overflowing and we have enough to last us a long time.)