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Gaura Purnima

March 24 @ 9:00 am - 9:00 pm


Sunday 24 March 2024

Holika Dahan Cancelled (No Bonfire)

Free ticket required for entry

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



Ticket required between 9am-7pm

Darshan | Temple Room

Sri Krishna Haveli
8am: Class by Kripamoya Das
9am: Abhishek
10am: Drama by Junior Bhaktivedanta Players
10:30am: Kirtan
3:45pm: Dance by Keli-Chanchala Devi Dasi & Youth
4pm: Class by Jaya Krishna Das
4:30pm: Kirtan
6pm: Drama
7pm: Gaura Arati

Morning Program
4:30am-7:30am | Temple Room

Holika Dahan
CANCELLED – Due to the recent heavy rains, all of our fields are still unusable, affecting our parking and outdoor festival areas, meaning that unfortunately Holika Dahan (Bonfire) is cancelled.

Served throughout the day from 10am onwards | Seva Hall, Sri Krishna Haveli

Café / Gift Shop / New Gokul Farm

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.

Frequently asked questions

If on the day (Sunday 24 March) we see that there is space and cancellations, some tickets may be available. Please keep an eye on the ticket page.

Click HERE for the ticket page.

– 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 9am-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 9am and after 7pm. But if you arrive during the event time (9am–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 9am, 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.

If you are having trouble cancelling the tickets, please email us at ticket@krishnatemple.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.

Shuttle Service

£1 per person for a ticket – taking you from Stanmore Station to Bhaktivedanta Manor and back. The reason for the cost is to ensure your space is guaranteed and that an accurate use of bus spaces can be planned ahead of time.

Your bus ticket will work as an entry ticket for the festival if using the service. Please do not book a separate entry ticket for the festival. We encourage you to use this service as parking at Bhaktivedanta Manor is limited, and this will allow more visitors to partake in the celebration.

Bus Times (pick up from Stanmore)

Every 30 mins from 10am-4pm

Returns from Bhaktivedanta Manor to Stanmore – every 30 mins. Last return (from Bhaktivedanta Manor to Stanmore) at 6pm

Frequently asked questions

Please wait just outside Stanmore Station. Our ground volunteers will be there to guide passengers.

On public festival days, your shuttle ticket will act as your entry ticket, so no need to book separately.

If there are spaces on the coach then yes, however priority will be given to ticket holders who booked on the coach at that time

All passengers require a seat including babies. If they chose to sit on a lap then their seat does not become vacant for anyone else. All coaches will have seats with 3 point seatbelts. No standing is allowed on the coach.

Yes the shuttle will only be available from Stanmore station .

We don’t have wheelchair accessible vehicles, if passengers with disabilities are able to board and unboard without the wheelchair we can stow their folding wheel chair for them in the lockers under the vehicle. We cannot accommodate electric wheelchairs.

Tickets can only be bought Online

For any shuttle bus queries please contact us via WhatsApp – click here

Parking & Directions

Frequently asked questions

Yes, there will be free parking.

Please visit our Directions page here

About Gaura Purnima

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.


March 24
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Bhaktivedanta Manor
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