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ISKCON UK – November newsletter

Tuesday, 03 November 2015 / Published in Newsletters / 1,162 views

Planning permission granted for Haveli


Planning permission to build a new Haveli has been granted to Bhaktivedanta Manor, after a planning meeting took place at Herstmere Borough Council.
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ISKCON Newcastle lead harinam at the Great North Run

HG Prema Sankirtan Prabhu and devotees from ISKCON Newcastle led a fantastic harinama with the runners of the Great North Run marathon. Around 57,000 people took part in the run. Read more…

ISKCON 50 at the ELS in Italy 



ISKCON 50’s UK national coordinator, HG Devaki Devi Dasi, attended the European Leaders Seminar at Villa Vrindavan in Italy last month. Read more…

Preparing for ISKCON 50 at Bhaktivendanta Manor

Hundreds of devotees gathered at Bhaktivedanta Manor to hear an insightful presentation by HH Radhanath Maharaj about preparing for ISKCON’s 50 anniversary. Read more…

Halloween Harinaam in central London

Friday 6th November 
Mantra Lounge with Ravi & Madhvi
TIME: 7pm
PRICE: £7 (includes vegan cake!)
LOCATION: Meeting Rooms, Neal’s Yard, London. WC2H 9DP

Diwali at Bhaktivedanta Manor
Sunday 8th November 

Diwali will be celebrated at celebrated at Bhaktivedanta Manor with elaborate firework displays, candles and lamps. Join in for a colourful stage show with drama and traditional dance and of course, a spectacular fireworks display at 6.30pm.

Go Puja and Gorvadhan Puja
Thursday 12th November

Govardhan Puja is a festival celebrating the pastime of Lord Krishna lifting Govardhan hill on His little finger for seven days to protect the residents of Vrindavan from torrential rains sent by Indra. 

To celebrate this festival where we worship Lord Krishna as the lifter of Govardhana Hill, a small replica of Govardhana Hill will be made from various edibles, which is then offered to the Lord and subsequently distributed to everyone. 

In addition, a Go-Puja festival will also take place across the country, see details for celebrations at ISKCON Leicester and Bhaktivedanta Manor.

Meeting of two brothers
6.30pm Friday 13th November

A special evening experience where you can accompany Lord Rama, Sita, Laxman and Hanuman on their journey home/ Join the candlelit procession in Leicester to witness Lord Rama’s reunion with his brother Bharat.

Starts at Curve Theatre and ends at ISKCON Leicester.

Srila Prabhupada’s Disappearance Day
Sunday 15th November

Srila Prabhupada departed from this world on November 14, 1977 in Vrindavan, India. One would not usually celebrate the disappearance day of a person, especially one so loved and revered as Srila Prabhupada. However, the departure of a pure Vaishnava gives cause for jubilation because he returns to his eternal service at Krishna’s lotus feet in Goloka Vrindavan, the spiritual world.

Programmes at ISKCON-London and other centres across the UK.

TOVP Fundraiser
Sunday 22nd November

Lord Nityananda foresaw the manifestation of a glorious temple in Mayapur, and now He is touring the world in order to invite others to make that manifestation a reality. Join Jananivasa Prabhu (Head Priest Mayapur), Ambarisa Prabhu (TOVP Chairman) and other senior devotees who are touring the world sharing the opportunity to financially contribute towards this signature building of ISKCON. You will be able to receive the benedictions of Lord Nityananda in the customary form of his Padukas (shoes) along with Lord Nrsimhadeva’s protection in the form of his Satari (helmet). 

Click here for more details

Lessons from the Mahabharata
Sunday 22nd November
Join ISKCON Birmingham’s Pandava Sena for an inspiring discussion about the lessons from the great epic, the Mahabaharata.

Please note: timings for this event are to be confirmed. Please like the Facebook page for updates or contact Anky (Events Coordinator) on 07938906067. 

National Communications Day
Saturday 28th November

Devotees from all over the UK will come together for the second National Communications Day for an informative and inspiring day of learning, sanga and collaboration.

Sri Sri Radha-Londonisvara’s 46th Anniversary Event
2.30pm, Sunday 29th 
November

Join ISKCON-London for their biggest ISKCON50 event of 2015 – there will be drama, kirtan, special talks, prasadam feast and more. Special guest speakers confirmed so far include HH Radhanath Swami and HG Shyamasundara Dasa.

Lord Nityananda’s Padukas and the Temple of the Vedic Planetarium (TOVP) team will also present as part of their UK tour to fundraise for the new Temple in Sridhama Mayapur, the worldwide headquarters of ISKCON. To book your place and for more information click here.

Venue: Logan Hall, 20 Bedford Way, London, WC1H 0AL

Sunday 6th December – Utpanna Ekadasi (break ekadasi after 11.27am)

Monday 21st December  – Moksada Ekadasi (break ekadasi between 8.04am – 10.40am)

Monday 21st December – Appearance day of Srimad Bhagavad Gita (Gita Jayanti) 

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