What is Bhaktivedanta Manor?
Bhaktivedanta Manor is a spiritual sanctuary, a temple, a monastery and a place of contemplation and exploration for the spiritually inquisitive. It offers a retreat to a world of yoga, meditation, sacred music and dance, vegetarian food, festivals, courses, events and worship. All this is set alongside a gorgeous Krishna Temple within the mock-Tudor building. This unique centre is open to the public free of charge, all year round.
Check out the opening times for various facilities below
We recommend visiting the temple only during these times
Mon – Sat
10am – 1pm
4pm – 7.30pm
Sun / Bank Holidays
10am – 7:30pm
Mon – Fri
10am – 5pm
Sat – Sun
10am – 6pm
(Farm shop open from 11am)
First time visitors
We recommend booking a tour for a complete experience. The tour will last about an hour and you’ll visit the main building and grounds including the temple, cow protection centre, gardens and woodland walk.
Monday – Friday
Sunday / Bank Holidays
Mon – Fri
11am – 6pm
Sat – Sun
10am – 7:30pm
Mon – Fri
1pm – 2pm
1pm – 2.30pm
6pm – 8pm
There is no prasadam served on Saturdays
Arati and darshan times
|Mangal Arati||4.30 am||5.00 am|
|Darshan Arati||7.00 am||7.45 am|
|Dhup Arati||8.15 am**||11.45 am|
|Raj Bhoga Arati||12.30 pm||1.00 pm*|
|Dhup Arati||4.20 pm||6.30 pm|
|Sandhya Arati||7.00 pm||7.30 pm|
|Shayan Arati||9.00 pm||9.30 pm|
*There is no darshan between 1pm – 4:20 pm, except on Sundays and festivals when darshan extends from 12:30 pm – 3.45pm. On major festival days arati and darshan times can change. Please check the festival schedule for confirmation.
**There is a daily class/pravachan from 7:30am-9am and access for darshan will not be possible. Please come from 9:00am.
Entrance Gates to Bhaktivedanta Manor are locked at 9:30pm
Get in touch
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Address and travel directions
Watford WD25 8EZ
(for sat-nav please use WD25 8HE)
Contact number: 01923 851 000
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We strive to provide a pleasant and enriching experience for everyone. If you are a disabled badge holder, parking bays are available in the car park at the gate closest to the main Manor building. On Festival days there will be alternative parking areas.
A ramp for wheelchair users can be found to the side of the main building. This is near the toilets, which include a disabled facility.
On Festival days due to the number of people on site access to buildings and ground will change.
If you require special assistance, especially if you are coming with an assistance dog, please inform us at least 72 hours in advance when you book.
We welcome group visits. Let us know when you book if you have a group of more than 10 people as we’ll need to make arrangements. Group visits may incur a cost, especially if you require a meal (only available if booked during lunch time)
When you visit Bhaktivedanta Manor it’s important that you preserve and respect the sanctity of this place of worship. Bhaktivedanta Manor is the home of Lord Krishna, a place of daily worship that provides spiritual knowledge and upliftment
– Disabled car parking bays
– Step-free access throughout (ramps and lift available – except for access to upstairs in the Temple Building & Goshala Building)
– Extra wheelchairs can be provided, subject to availability on the day (excluding major events)
– Disabled toilets
– Assistance dogs accompanying disabled visitors will be looked after in a quiet place by one of our volunteers, with a drinking bowl of water if required, while visitors will be provided a personal chaperone / guide to enjoy their visit to the Temple.