Celebrating 50 years of Bhaktivedanta Manor
This year marks the anniversary of the 50th installation of Radha Gokulananda. It was 50 years ago (on Janmashtami) when Srila Prabhupada personally installed Sri Sri Radha Gokulananda here at Bhaktivedanta Manor. Using a kitchen ladle to pour milk over the deities, followed by an ecstatic Kirtan, Srila Prabhupada named the beautiful deities of the Radha and Krishna, Sri Sri Radha Gokulananda.
Since that day, Bhaktivedanta Manor has continued to serve their Lordships through incredible initiatives and community development. This year marks 50 years of dedication and devotion. Come with us on a journey of celebration, appreciation and inspiration.
In this auspicious year we have a range of events, offerings and opportunities planned for everyone connected to Bhaktivedanta Manor.
5 April Raising the new Hanuman flag
23 April 50th Anniversary Special Talk with Malati Devi Dasi
14 May Holy Name Day with Sivarama Swami
24-25 June Holy Name Immersion Weekend
15 July Summerfest 2023
18-20 August Anniversary Weekend Event (a special weekend to celebrate the installation of Sri Sri Radha Gokulananda)
7-10 September 50th Anniversary Janmashtami Festival
25 February Harinam for George (in Liverpool)
3-5 March Gauranga Mela (a weekend of Kirtan in the build-up to Gaura Purnima)
At the front of the Manor building flies a triumphant flag of Hanuman, this flag marks our protection and a new flag will be hoisted at the start of the 50th celebrations this year.
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This year we are planning to offer 10 new outfits to their Lordships. Each new outfit will be offered on main festival days including 2 unique community made outfits.
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Designs have been completed and now we require donations to build an all new Japa Meditation Garden in the former picnic area. The new garden will have life size figurines depicting the life of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. This garden will be a wonderful addition to the beautiful grounds here at Bhaktivedanta Manor.
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Srila Prabhupada once stated that, ‘we should have a temple of Maha Visnhu on the lake.’ On this year we plan to place a Maha Vishnu on the island in on the lake. Designs are completed and we require sponsors for this addition to Bhaktivedanta Manor.
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This year we will be bringing in the 50th anniversary celebrations with a wonderful kirtan weekend led by the younger devotees at Bhaktivedanta Manor. If you would like to sponsor the event, we are looking for 3 individuals or families to sponsor £2,500 towards the festival
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To mark 50 years of devotion, we have commissioned the production of a special film to mark the 50 years. If you would like to contribute towards the making of this unique film please get in touch with us.
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This year we are also launching a new way that families can support the Temple in looking after the lovely herd we have here at the New Gokul Farm here at Bhaktivedanta Manor. We are looking for individuals and families to sponsor a cow at the Manor for £2,500 per annum. This will help to feed, care and serve the cows in our farm.
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We will also be launching our new patronship program at the Manor. Over the decades Patronship at Bhaktivedanta Manor has been the bedrock for expanding all the wonderful departments and projects at the Manor. It has enabled us to support other temples as well as our own. We kindly encourage everyone to help us further expand the wonderful work at Bhaktivedanta Manor by simply working for Krishna one day a month.
Donation required £1500 per annum. Please click here to become a patron.