Temple Information

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

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.

Visiting hours

We recommend visiting the temple only during these times

Mon – Sat
10.00am – 1.00pm
4.00pm – 7.30pm

Sun
10.00am – 7.30pm

Meals (Prasad)

Mon – Fri
1.00pm – 2pm

Sun
1.00pm – 2.30pm
6.00pm – 8.00pm

There is no prasadam served on Saturdays

Cow centre

Mon – Sat
10.00am – 5.00pm

Sun
10.00am – 7.00pm

Café

Mon – Sat
10.00am – 1.00pm
4.00pm – 7.30pm

Sun
10.00am – 7.30pm

Gift shop

Mon – Sat
11.00am – 6.30pm

Sun
10.00am – 7.30pm

Arati and darshan times

AratiTimeDarshan Closes
Mangal Arati4.30 am5.00 am
Darshan Arati7.00 am7.45 am
Dhup Arati8.15 am11.50 am
Raj Bhoga Arati12.30 pm1.00 pm*
Dhup Arati4.20 pm6.30 pm
Sandhya Arati7.00 pm7.30 pm
Shayan Arati9.00 pm9.30 pm

*There is no darshan between 1.00 pm – 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.

Entrance Gates to Bhaktivedanta Manor are locked at 9:30pm

Want to learn more about what happens at the Manor?

The manor is a paradise for the spiritual seeker, an education hub for bhakti yoga and a place of worship. Watch the video to find out more.

Video

Get in touch

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    Address and travel directions

    Address:

    Bhaktivedanta Manor
    Hilfield Lane
    Watford WD25 8EZ

    Contact number: 01923 851 000

    Please note that Bhaktivedanta Manor is only accessible via Hilfield Lane. There is no access to the Manor from Letchmore Heath village. For more information on how to travel by car and public transport, please click the button below

    Extra information

    Courses and workshops – info@schoolofbhakti.com

    Retreats and events for newcomers – kw@krishnatemple.com

    Donations – 01923 851008 or donations@krishnatemple.com

    Farm – goshalla@krishnatemple.com

    General Secretary – vrindarika@krishnatemple.com

    ISKCON Educational Services (school visits) – 01923 859578 or ies@krishnatemple.com

    Back to Godhead magazine – 01923 851000 (extension) 236 or ananta@krishnatemple.com

    Lotus Trust – info@thelotustrust.org

    Media/ Interfaith/ Academic – 01923 851003 or radha.mohan@krishnatemple.com

    Shop – 01923 851009 or shop@krishnatemple.com

    Weddings – 01923 851002 or weddings@krishnatemple.com

    Complaints – complaints@krishnatemple.com

    Funeral services – nilamadhava@krishnatemple.com

    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.

     

    In order to maintain the atmosphere of sanctity on the Temple grounds, the following policy is now in place:
    As much as we love all animals, with the exception of guide dogs, no dogs on site.

    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)

    Still stuck? Call us on 01923 851 000 or email us at info@krishnatemple.com