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Gaura Purnima & Holika (Sunday Festival)

March 24 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm


Sunday 24 March 2024

Free tickets will be required for entry.

Gaura Purnima is the anniversary of the appearance of Lord Caitanya, who is Krishna himself in the role of His own devotee. He appeared in 1486 in Mayapur, West Bengal.

Gaura Purnima provides a golden opportunity to reflect on Lord Caitanya’s mission of spreading Nama Sankirtana to every town and village, and chant the holy names of the Lord.

The Holika Dahan bonfire is a ceremonial tradition performed based on the past-times of Prahlad Maharaja. The fire is meant to symbolise protection, and the importance of faith in Lord Sri Krishna.


4am-10am: Morning Program (Temple Room / Sri Krishna Haveli)

10am-9:30pm: Darshan

10am-8pm: Kirtan & Abhishek (Sri Krishna Haveli)

10am-3pm: Holika Dahan

Prasadam will be served throughout the day

Note: There will be no rang mela (throwing of coloured powders) at this festival



To help ensure that every pilgrim, visitor & well-wisher is able to have a pleasant experience, we require you to book a ticket. Without a ticket, we will be unable to permit entry, so please ensure that you do book.

Booking information to follow.

Frequently asked questions

– By booking your time slot, this helps us create a better and smoother experience for you, with shorter queues and more space to participate in the festival.

– 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-7pm.

Tickets are not required for children under 5.

In order to enter Bhaktivedanta Manor on this day, 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 be returned from the car parks.

Yes. you are welcome to come to Bhaktivedanta Manor before 10am. But if you arrive during the event time (10am–7pm), 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.


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.

As you can imagine there is a great demand for tickets and so we humbly request you to please release any extra tickets you may have booked, so that as many visitors as possible can take part in the festivities.


If you are having trouble cancelling the tickets using the above link, please email us at ticket@krishnatemple.com or send us a message on WhatsApp 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.

Shuttle Service

Shuttle Bus information to follow.

Parking & Directions

Frequently asked questions

Yes, there will be free parking.

Please visit our Directions page here


March 24
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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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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