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Panihati Chida Dahi Utsava

June 19


Wednesday 19 June 2024 | Schedule

The Chida Dahi Utsava, also known as the Chipped Rice Festival of Panihati, is a yearly celebration of the pastimes of Srila Raghunatha dasa Goswami and Lord Nityananda Prabhu. This pastime took place on the banks of the Ganges at Panihati, which is just north of Calcutta. Lord Chaitanya and his associates enjoyed many transcendental pastimes here. Chida Dahi Utsava remembers how the Lord mercifully reciprocated with His devotees by arranging, through Nityananda Prabhu and Raghunatha dasa, to provide an ecstatic feast of yoghurt and chipped rice, along with various other nectar foodstuffs.

Morning Programme (Temple Room)

4:30am – Mangal Arati
7:00am – Shringar Arati & Gurupuja
7:30am – Class

Evening (Temple Room)

4:30pm – Kirtan & Bhajans
6pm – Class by Vrindavan Chandra Das
7pm – Gaura Arati
7:30pm – Drama by Bhaktivedanta Players + Distribution and honouring of Chida Dahi Maha Prasad

Prasadam (Seva Hall, Sri Krishna Haveli)

Lunch 1:15pm-2pm
Dinner 5pm-6:30pm

Prepare your Chipped Rice Offering

Location: Bhakti Lounge

3:30pm-5:30pm – Preparation of offerings
5:30pm – Offering to the Lord in the Temple Room


Can anyone help? – Yes, please just ensure you are altar clean. Operating on a first come, first serve basis.

Are ingredients provided? – Yes. If you wish to bring your own ingredients, please bring from 3pm.

What ingredients can I bring? – Ripened, soft fruits (strawberry, raspberry, blueberry, mangos, dates, raisins, figs, apricots, plums, pineapples, banana) – Nuts (almonds, cashew) – Plain yoghurt, single cream, vegan yoghurt, coconut milk, saffron, coconut pulp, coconut sugar.

Will I receive assistance? – Yes. Help will be given if required.

Will there be vegan preps? – Yes. There will be a few vegan pots prepared. If you wish to make a vegan pot, please specify on arrival.

What is altar clean? – Have a shower, wear fresh/clean/washed clothes. After your shower no eating, drinking or using the toilet.

Frequently asked questions

Yes. Free parking will be available all day.

Address Bhaktivedanta Manor Hilfield Lane Watford 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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Bhaktivedanta Manor
01923 851 000
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Bhaktivedanta Manor
Hilfield Lane
Watford, WD258EZ United Kingdom
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