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LONDON: An estimated 70,000 people from all over the UK visited the Bhaktivedanta Manor Hare Krishna Temple in Watford for Europe’s biggest and most spectacular Janmashtami festival, celebrating the birth of Lord Krishna. Bhaktivedanta Manor’s serene and peaceful grounds were transformed into a magnificent festival, brought to life with the sound of music, dancing, stage […]
Janmashtami 2014 – Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th August 2014 Bhaktivedanta Manor’s spectacular Janmashtami festival is expected to attract over 70,000 pilgrims to celebrate the birth of Lord Krishna on earth 5000 years ago. The festival will demonstrate the spiritual variety of India’s ancient Vedic culture in all its glory. On arrival, visitors will walk […]
For the second time in three years Srutidharma das has been selected as the Chaplain to the Mayor of Harrow. On 12th June Cllr Ajay Maru, a member of Bhaktivedanta Manor’s congregation, was voted in as the new Mayor of Harrow Council and he chose Srutidharma das to be the spiritual representative at the Council’s […]
Souvenir Magazine Publication Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the Campaign to Save Bhaktivedanta Manor now launched, published by the Asian Voice newspaper. It is 20 years since the famous march of 36,000 who united against the decision by Hertsmere Council to close Bhaktivedanta Manor to the public. (The matter was happily resolved in May 1996). […]
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. […]
On the 11th of September, the brand new Bhaktivedanta Manor Vision Statement for the next ten years was unveiled at a gathering in the community’s temple near London. The specific date was chosen because it was the day when, 44 years ago, ISKCON Founder Srila Prabhupada first set foot in the UK. One hundred key […]
After the recent private opening of the George Harrison memorial Garden by Olivia Harrison (the wife of the of the late Beatle) and British TV presenters Monty Don and Peter Owen Jones, the garden is now open to the public at the grand Krishna festival held at Bhaktivedanta Manor. During the festival of Janmashtami at […]
The George Harrison Memorial Garden was officially opened on Saturday 25th May, with Olivia Harrison and friends, local faith leaders, devotees and television presenters Monty Don and Peter Owen-Jones. When George passed away on 29th November 2001, the Manor resolved to create a quiet garden in his memory. The shady woodland dell behind the main […]
Radha Mohan Das: Dear prabhus you can view the latest edition of the Bhaktivedanta Manor. The main articles in this edition include: Grand ceremony marks the 40th Anniversary. 40th Anniversary at the House of Lords. Under the Full Moon: Lord Caitanya is born. Mentorship Retreat.“Hare Krishna in the Modern World” (new book published by Arktos) […]
Her Royal Highness Princess Katrina of Yugoslavia welcomed Radhanath Swami, other devotees and a host of dignitaries at the River Room of the House of Lords, part of London’s Parliament, on Wednesday 17th April. After Her Royal Highness warmly congratulated Bhaktivedanta Manor on its 40th Anniversary she added that “the Manor facilitates so much education, […]
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