Posts Tagged ‘yajna’

Pandava Nirjala Ekadasi

Wednesday, June 8th, 2022

Join us Every Ekadasi to chant Krishna’s holy names for your spiritual growth and protection.

Next Programme? Special Pandava Nirjala Ekadasi Talk & Kirtan – Friday 10 June 2022

Over the past year, life has become filled with unexpected challenges. These challenges have come from all directions and affected our bodies, minds and lives in so many ways. When challenges come they test our wit, resilience, adaptability and beliefs. Some we are able to tackle and some we end up surrendering to.  But there is always a silver lining to every cloud.

The scriptures say that a devotee always finds opportunities to connect with Krishna in every situation. With this in mind, Bhaktivedanta Manor is launching a new initiative called Bhakti-Janani – ‘Enlivening our devotion’.

In the next approaching Ekadasi, Bhakti Janani join us and

  • Extol the Glories of Ekadasi
  • Chant Krishna’s holy names 
  • Worship Nrisimhadeva for protection

This is a wonderful opportunity to receive incredible spiritual benedictions, spiritual protection and spiritual support from Krishna’s holy names, whatever situation we find ourselves in.

Submit Your Prayers

Bhakti Janani seeks that silver lining in all circumstances.  Whether it be challenging or enlivening situations, we welcome you to send in your prayers for every scenario.  These can range from:

  • Remembering the departed
  • Seeking health and recovery
  • Celebrating an occasion like career achievements, birthdays, anniversaries, other landmark events
  • And of course general well-being

Please fill in the Prayer form giving details of your prayers

Submit Your Prayer

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Celebrate Gita Jayanti

Sunday, November 29th, 2015

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The Bhagavad Gita is a transcendental dialogue between Lord Sri Krishna and His devotee Arjuna. Spoken at the outset of a great battle, it is an encyclopedia for humanity.

In contrast to the atheistic scientist’s purely physical (and hence incomplete) description of everything, Bhagavad Gita makes a distinction between the spiritual self and the material body.

The mind, intelligence and senses are discussed in terms of their strengths and limitations, and guidelines are given for their intended use.

Recite the entire Bhagavad Gita… in 5 hours!

Refresh your soul in the company of His Holiness Sivarama Swami & His Grace Gauri das. The entire 700 verses of the Gita will be recited, and chapter summaries will be presented. A fire yajna will be conducted throughout the recitation.

Gita Jayanti offers the opportunity to celebrate the appearance of Bhagavad Gita and to distribute this gem to many others. You are invited to sponsor Bhagavad Gitas and distribute them to your friends, family and colleagues. Alternatively the Temple on your behalf will place them in schools, universities, hospitals or prisons through its various programmes.

To sponsor Gitas please click here

Please note that due to limited space, a maximum of 2 persons per sponsorship can participate in the temple room recitation, (1 person for £51 sponsorship). Additional space will be provided in other rooms equipped with video feeds.

Vaisnava Samskaras: rites and rituals of Gaudiya Vaisnavism

Tuesday, November 6th, 2012

Course Dates: Every Thursday
Time: 8pm to 9.15pm
Venue: Bhaktivedanta Manor, Prasadam Hall
Course Fee: £65

Initiative Background:

A Subcommittee for Ceremonies (SCC) has been established to create a hub of skilled ceremonial brahmanas at Bhaktivedanta Manor to meet the increasing demands for domestic ceremonies involving samskaras and yajnas in and around the community. This initiative aims to train prospective priests to conduct ceremonies for the community or train fathers/fathers to-be to officiate domestic rites within the home.

Course Introduction:

In the Vedic tradition of Gaudiya Vaisnavism, the procedures of samskaras and yajnas are based on the domestic manual of the Sama Veda. Lord Caitanya deputed Gopala Bhatta Gosvami to document these procedures for the use of future devotee communities and thereby protect the principles of devotion (bhagavad-dharma-rakshartham). For this reason, Gopala Bhatta Gosvami wrote the Sat Kriya Sara Dipika in Sanskrit and documented the ceremonial procedures for posterity. This manual has been used as the standard for performing devotional rites in the Gaudiya tradition for over 500 years. Bhaktivinoda Thakura propagated this manual while establishing Lord Caitanya’s philosophy and Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati published it thrice with the last in 1935.

The course is primarily based on the unabridged Sanskrit text of the Sat Kriya Sara Dipika to teach the theory and art for the conduct of devotional rites. Ancillary vaidika texts will also be taught to facilitate training and will include insights on pronunciation, ceremonial regulations, grammar, accentation and panchanga.

Course Pre-requisite:

Attendees are required to be second initiated, as the ‘sacred thread of yajna’ is compulsory for training in the mantra-samhitas and performance of yajnas.

Registration & Attendance:

If you have any questions about the course, please email the course tutor on To register, please click on the Paypal link below. Materials, instruments and resources will be available and required to purchase as the course progresses. Certification will be awarded upon successful completion of the course.

Course Tutor:

Sri Radharamana dasa, the course tutor, is a subject matter expert on samskaras both from the vaidika tradition and its application in Gaudiya Vaisnava theology. He hosts Sanskrit courses at Bhaktivedanta Manor and is currently working on an Encyclopedia of Samskaras entitled ‘Samskara Visvakosha’ which will span numerous volumes.


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