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Gaura Purnima

March 7, 2023


Tuesday 7 March 2023

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.

No ticket required


24 hour kirtan

4am-4am –  Temple Room

Morning Program (Temple Room)

4am – Beginning of 24 hour kirtan
4:30am – Mangala Arati
5:15am – Recitation of Sri Chaitanya Siksastakam
7am – Guru Puja
7:30am – Deity Darshan
7:40am – Harinam to Sri Krishna Haveli with Srila Prabhupada & Gaura Nitai

Program in Sri Krishna Haveli

8am – Words of Welcome by Visakha Dasi
8:10am – Gauranga Bhajan
8:30am – Drama by the Gurukula
8:50am – Gaura Purnima Class by Kripamoya Das
11am – Harinam & Book Distribution (Meeting in Watford Town Centre at 11am)

Evening Program in Sri Krishna Haveli

3:45pm – Harinam to Sri Krishna Haveli with Srila Prabhupada & Gaura Nitai
4pm – Talk by Gurudas on ‘Lord Caitanya comes to the West’
4:45pm – Abhishek of Gaura Nitai
5:45pm – ‘Golden Avatar’ Drama by Bhaktivedanta Players
6:30pm – Feast (Prasadam)
7pm – Gaura Arati (Temple Room)

Note: There will be no Holika bonfire and rang mela (throwing of coloured powders)

Darshan: 10am-9:30pm

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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