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Diwali / Annakuta & Govardhana Puja
Tuesday 14 November 2023 – Diwali / Annakuta & Govardhana Puja
Mangal Arati: 4:30am-5am (no ticket required)
Annakuta Darshan: 8am-5pm (ticket required only between 10am-5pm)
Darshan: 8am – 7:30pm (ticket required only between 10am-5pm)
Candle Offerings for Kartik: 4:30pm-7:30pm
Sri Krishna Haveli
7am – Guru Puja & Kirtan
7:30am – Giriraj Darshan & Deity Greeting
8am – Candle Offering
9am onwards – Festivities (Class, Kirtan etc.)
10am – Govardhana-puja (Circumambulating the Hill)
(No ticket required before 10am – free ticket required only between 10am-5pm)
10am onwards – Go Puja (every hour until 4pm)
Served throughout the day
Tuesday 14 November 2023
Free ticket required for entry between 10am-5pm
If you arrive before 10am, or after 5pm, no ticket is required
Celebrating Diwali / Annakuta & Govardhana Puja
Govardhana Puja, Go-Puja and Annakuta are all connected with the story of Lord Krishna lifting Govardhana Hill to protect the inhabitants of Vrindavan. On this day, a small hill of sweets is made from food prepared by the devotees, which is then offered to the Deities, and subsequently distributed to everyone. This is known as the “annakuta” ceremony. Cows are honoured as part of the festivities as well.
– By booking your time slot, this helps us create a better and smoother experience for you, with shorter queues.
– Reduces heavy traffic in the surrounding area, making it easier for you to attend and creates less disruption for locals and non festival-goers.
– Helps us to be less wasteful, as we can prepare appropriate quantities of resources and prasadam (sanctified food).
A ticket is required to enter Bhaktivedanta Manor between 10am-5pm.
Tickets are not required for children under 5.
In order to enter Bhaktivedanta Manor on this day (between 10am-5pm), a ticket is required. If tickets are still available, we may ask you to book a ticket online via your phone. If not you will not be allowed entry into the festival site.
Yes. You are welcome to come to Bhaktivedanta Manor before 10am. But if you arrive during the event time (10am–5pm), then you will need an entry ticket to enter Bhaktivedanta Manor, as without a ticket in those times, you will not be allowed entry. If you arrive before 10am, you will be allowed to stay for the rest of the day without a ticket.
After your fist booking, you can book again, choosing the same time slot, make two or more separate bookings to ensure your full party has tickets.
You are welcome to stay and enjoy the festivities for as long as you like. Your ticket time only relates to your arrival time.
If you arrive 30 mins before or after your booked arrival time, then you will still be allowed entry. Any earlier than that, we may ask you to please come back later, closer to your booked time. Any later than that, we will try our best to accommodate you, but it may not be possible to allow entry due to limited parking. Please arrive as close to your booked arrival time as possible.
If you are having trouble cancelling the tickets please email us at email@example.com and we’d be happy to do it for you. Similarly, if any family members also have tickets that they won’t be using, please let us know so that we can cancel their ticket and make it available to others.
We will be running a limited shuttle service from Stanmore Station to Bhaktivedanta Manor (and back). Starting from 10am and with the final return at 1:30pm. Click below for more details and booking.
Frequently asked questions
Govardhana Puja, Go-Puja and Annakuta are all connected with the story of Lord Krishna lifting Govardhana Hill to protect the inhabitants of Vrindavan. On this day, a small hill of sweets is made from food prepared by the devotees, which is then offered to the Deities, and subsequently distributed to everyone. This is known as the “annakuta” ceremony.
Cows are honoured as part of the festivities as well.
A ticket will be required for this event.
Yes. Free parking will be available all day.
Sat-Nav: WD25 8HE
Note: Entrance to temple is via Hilfield Lane only. There is no entrance to the temple through Letchmore Heath village. For driving, use approximate driving postcode WD25 8HE and follow road signs. Do not use WD25 8EZ, as this will lead you to a nearby village.
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