Rama Navami (Sunday Festival)
April 2 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pmFree
Sunday 2 April 2023
Due to the bad weather our fields can not be used for parking, so we have limited parking and tickets. Please use our bus to visit.
Lord Rama is a powerful incarnation of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, manifesting as an ideal king. He appeared in the Treta-yuga, more than two million years ago.
During His activities while on Earth, Lord Rama demonstrated high moral values and acted as the perfect son, student, brother, husband and King. His extraordinary adventure is marvellously depicted in the famous epic The Ramayana.
The Rama Navami celebration observes the birth of Lord Rama, and is one of the most auspicious days in the Vaisnava calendar.
Tickets will be required for entry between 10am-7pm
Please note: Due to bad weather, some of the festivities may change on the day
Boat Festival: 2pm & 5pm
11am – Kirtan
1:30pm – Drama ‘The Appearance of Lord Ramachandra’ by Junior Bhaktivedanta Players
2pm – Boat Festival (Outdoors)
3pm – School of Bhakti – Debate and Q&A
4pm – Messages of Support
4:10pm – Drama ‘The Ramayana’ by The Bhaktivedanta Players
5pm – Boat Festival (Outdoors)
6pm – Katha by Atul Krishna Das
7pm – Kirtan
9pm – Finish
Prasadam: Served all day
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
– 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 email@example.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.
£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.
The bus Service will start at 11am from Stanmore. Last pick up from Stanmore will be 2pm.
The bus will return from the temple to Stanmore at 4pm Last Shuttle will return at 6:30pm
You do not need to book a separate festival ticket if coming by bus.
– If you miss the return bus you will have to make your own way back to Stanmore
Parking & Directions
Frequently asked questions
Yes, there will be free parking.
Please visit our Directions page here