Posts Tagged ‘Radha Gokulananda’

Altar Completion and New Outfits

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013


For three weeks Lad Construction have been completely renovating the entire altar area in the Temple room and now we are delighted to announce that this morning, on Wednesday 14th August, it was complete! Everyone is now able to view the magnificent work that had been done.


Also, as an extra special offering to Their Lordships during the 40th Anniversary: Gorgeous new outfits for all the Deities on the altar. The outfits were made by Ramadevi with help from many devotees  who came to sew and decoratively embroider the cloth.


Ramadevi learnt how to sew from a very young age and her first opportunity to use her skills within ISKCON was when Srila Prabhupada first came to Edinburgh.


On the altar there is now new marble flooring, under floor heating, intricate LED lighting, air conditioning and heating, electrics and plumbing  renewal, purpose built furniture for all of Krishna’s clothes and articles of worship, gold leafing for the altar (singhasan) and new curtains.

“ For two decades I have seen Radha Gokulananda inspiring hearts and changing lives,” explained Head Pujari Gadadhar das. “Over the last 40 years we had worn out the facilities with the endless service and worship, it was time to offer the best we can with a complete refurbishment.”

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Latest Newsletter online

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

Please find below all the latest community news from the end of 2012 till February 2013:

Main stories in this edition include:

*Book Distribution Success

*40 Years of Devotion: Celebrating 40 years since the installation of Sri Sri Radha Gokulananda

*Various Educational news (page 4)

*Bhaktivedanta Academy for Cultural Education (more…)

40th Anniversary Memories

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

As part of Bhaktivedanta Manor’s ongoing 40th Anniversary celebrations, throughout this year a variety of senior devotees will be sharing their special memories. The next two upcoming presentations in the Manor Temple room on this theme include:-

Tuesday 23rd April at 7.30am:  Bhakti Chaitanya Swami

Friday 26th April at 7.30pm: Dhananjaya prabhu. “The Journey of Radha Gokulananda”


Bhakti Caitanya Swami


Bhakti Chaitanya Swami was born in Auckland, New Zealand. In 1972 he first met ISKCON’s founder A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada in Auckland University. A year later he joined ISKCON in London and received initiation from Swami Prabhupada at Bhaktivedanta Manor, who gave him the name Raghubhir das. In 1994 he took the renounced order of sannyasa and received the name Bhakti Caitanya Swami. Later he became a member of the Governing Body Commission and ISKCON Guru.





Dhananjaya prabhu  was one of the early British disciples of Srila Prabhupada who helped George Harrison discover and donate Bhaktivedanta Manor. He and his wife Bala Gopal dasi were also instrumental in helping to transport Sri Sri Radha Gokulananda from India to their present abode at Bhaktivedanta Manor. Dhananjaya prabhu is without doubt a devotee who has an abundance of precious memories.