Sri Krishna Janmashtami

Friday 19 & Sunday 21 August 2022

Without a ticket we will be unable to permit entry

Sri Krishna Janmashtami is the appearance day of Lord Sri Krishna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead. The birth of Lord Krishna is one of the biggest celebrations of the year, celebrated all over the world.

Krishna means “the all-attractive one”. He is the cause of all causes, the Supreme personality of the entire creation, both material and spiritual, He is the God of all gods, and the Lord within everything and separate from everything at the same time. This is the day devotees celebrate His beautiful pastimes, His presence in their lives, taking time to remember their eternal loving relationship with Him and His presence within all of our hearts.


To mark this auspicious occasion of Sri Krishna Janmashtami, many wonderful arrangements are being made to celebrate at Bhaktivedanta Manor.

Many thousands of pilgrims will be coming to celebrate this special occasion over the two days. Please support this year’s Janmashtami festival with your heartfelt contribution.

What to expect?

The celebration of Sri Krishna Janmashtami is the largest festival held at Bhaktivedanta Manor with as many as 50,000 people attending over the course of the two days.

Every visitor can expect a festival in the truest sense with something for everyone – a large stage program filled with entertainment, dramas, kirtan, and music, an opportunity to explore the bazaar’s wide-range of devotional items, a popular food tent to purchase your snacks, a children’s area for fun activities, as well as free meals served throughout the day.

And of course, most importantly, is the chance to take darshan of their Lordships Sri Sri Radha Gokulananda on the appearance day of Sri Krishna. Absorb yourself in chanting, meditate on Krishna, and come together with your friends and family to mark this most auspicious of occasions.


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).

Final batch of tickets will be releasing on Wednesday 17th August.

A ticket is required to enter Bhaktivedanta Manor from 10am onwards.

Please note: No entry between 8am-10am as final preparations will be made before opening to the public. This is due the safety of people onsite. During this time only volunteers and staff will be given entry.

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 8am. But if you arrive during the event time (8am – midnight), 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 8am, you will be allowed to stay for the rest of the day without a ticket.

Please note: No entry between 8am-10am as final preparations will be made before opening to the public. This is due the safety of people onsite. During this time only volunteers and staff will be given entry.


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 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.

Please click the button below for further information and how to book.

Please be aware that there is a tube strike on Friday 19th August

Parking & Directions

Frequently asked questions

Yes, there will be free parking available in the fields.

When arriving, please make the requirement for wheelchair accessibility known to the car park volunteers so they can direct you to the correct area which will be closer to the festival site and with a smoother surface to navigate. If there are no spaces left in this area, then a buggy will be able to help facilitate your travel to the festival site from the car park – please refer to ‘parking if you are a disabled badge holder, eldery or pregnant’ question for more details on the buggy system.

We are unable to facilitate a special parking area, given the amount of guests and cars we are catering for, however we operate a buggy system on the fields – This will help assist visitors who may struggle to walk the long distances or the uneven surface of the field. When arriving, please let the car park volunteers know that you will require a buggy to collect you from your car and take you to the festival. A buggy will also be able to take you back to your car when you wish to leave by waiting at the buggy area on the festival site (this will be where you were dropped off).

Please visit our Directions page here

Main Tent Schedule

Friday 19 August 2022

12:15pm Opening & Welcome

12:30pm Bhakti Vriksha – Sanga Group

1:30pm Bhajans – Paavani & Enakshi Sharma

1:45pm Krishna Land – Children’s Presentation

2:45pm Bharatanatyam – Leena Bhatia

3:15pm Kirtan – Ladies Ashram

4pm Bhajans – Haribhakti Dey

4:30pm Bhakti Vriksha – Sanga Group

5pm Dance – Arushi Sharma & Roshni Kumar

5:10pm Drama by Junior Players (Advent of Lord Krishna)

6pm A Tribute to George by The Inner Light Band

6:45pm Kirtan – The Hare Krishna Festival Team

7:35pm Gujarati Bhajans – Nikesh Parmar

8:30pm Drama by Bhaktivedanta Players (The Lila of Shiva & Daksha)

9:45pm Talk – Vrindavan Lila w/ SB Keshava Swami

10:30pm Message from Visakha Dasi (Temple President)

10:45pm Abhishek of Sri Sri Radha Gokulananda + Kirtan

12am Midnight Arati

12:30am End of Festival

Main Tent Schedule

Sunday 21 August 2022

10am Opening & Welcome

10:15am Kirtan

12:05pm Dance of Krishna & Yashoda

12:10pm Dance – Nital Gandhi

12:15pm Bhajans – Paavani & Enakshi Sharma

12:15pm Classical Dance – Vaishnavi Patel

12:30pm Bhagavad-gita Recitation – Shiv Patel

12:40pm Kirtan – Gurukula Children

1pm Krishna Land – Children’s Presentation

2pm Dance – Arushi Sharma & Roshni Kumar

2:10pm Kathak – Benita Ranpuria

2:20pm Drama by Junior Players (Advent of Lord Krishna)

2:50pm Bhakti Vriksha – Sanga Group

3:25pm School of Bhakti – Drama & Debates

4:15pm Kirtan – Ladies Ashram

4:50pm Gaudiya Bhajans – Himangshu Goswami

5:40pm Gujarati Bhajans – Nikesh Parmar

6:30pm Drama by Bhaktivedanta Players

(The Lila of Shiva & Daksha)

7:40pm Love Comes From Love – Music by Jake Emelyn & Sam La Vie

8:10pm Volunteers Thank you

8:30pm A Tribute to George by The Inner Light Band

9:15pm Final Kirtan – Hare Krishna Festival Team

10pm End of Festival