INTRODUCTORY EVENTS

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IMPORTANT COVID-19 UPDATE
Due to the recent rise in cases we have reintroduced the mandatory wearing of masks at all times within the Temple premises. We kindly ask for your cooperation.
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We would like to introduce you to our Bhakti Yoga London events series which we warmly invite you to connect with. Our events offer holistic life coaching and personal care to help you imbibe wellness, love and positivity in your life so that you can become the best version of yourself!

Immerse yourself in our mind, body and spirit programmes to balance your mental, physical and spiritual health. And meet like-minded people along the way!

Kick start your spiritual journey by dropping in to one of our introductory events.

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Thursday, 01 October 2020 00:00

COVID-19 Updates

TEMPLE

Daily, 4.30am to 1.00pm & 4.00pm to 8.00pm

The Temple is open in accordance with Government guidelines. We advise checking here before visiting.

GOVINDA'S RESTAURANT

The restaurant is currently open as usual for indoor dining and takeaway. Opening Timings: Monday - Sunday, 12.00pm - 9.00pm.

 

RADHA'S BOUTIQUE

The shop is currently closed. However, you can take advantage of the recently launched online store at www.radhasboutique.london. We are working on making more items available in the coming weeks.

 

FOOD FOR LIFE LONDON

We will continue as normal and as have been throughout the pandemic serving fresh hot prasadam to the needy in Central London.

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To make a donation: www.iskcon.london/donate/ffl

 

BOOK DISTRIBUTION AND HARINAMA

Not operational until further notice.

 

How you can stay connected?

We will continue to offer opportunities to stay digitally connected during this period.

Live Daily Arati & Darshan: London Channel on www.mayapur.tv

Daily Darshan Gallery: www.iskcon.london/visit/see-our-shrine

Online Courses: www.iskcon.london/lcvs

Japa Sanga: Join the WhatsApp group: http://bit.ly/ssrli-japa-sanga

Their Lordships Sri Sri Radha-Londonisvara certainly have Their plan. We must take advantage of this opportunity to go deeper in our spiritual practice under Their shelter. Please stay safe and connected.

If you have any feedback or suggestions of anything we can do during this crisis to help support you better, please write to us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We would love to hear from you.

Wednesday, 30 October 2019 15:10

50th Anniversary Week

50 years ago, His Divine Grace A.C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada arrived in London with the promise to give everyone a chance to see God face-to-face. He fulfilled this promise by installing Their Most Beautiful Lordships Sri Sri Radha-Londonisvara in the heart of the most important city in the world.

Here we are, all these years later, growing the mission of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu from strength-to-strength. Our community is growing in numbers, diversity and quality. We are no longer just a monastic movement, we are now a community of many families, successful professionals, students, renunciants, as well as full-time temple residents.

Srila Prabhupada stated that festivals are "mothers of devotion" because they give rise to bhakti. We have planned an exciting week of celebrations to bring us all together in order to remember and appreciate our past, absorb ourselves in the rich spiritual association of the present, and to project our transcendental desires into the future, setting the pace for the next 50 years. All together as an international society, we have the power to make profound changes within our own hearts and in the world around us.

We warmly invite you to please join us for our Golden Anniversary celebrations and feel yourself enter the spiritual world and the family atmosphere that is ISKCON-London.

NINE-DAY FESTIVAL

Each day will have a specific theme, which will be reflected in that day’s activities. We warmly invite you to immerse yourself whole-heartedly in everything that will take place, using it as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn more about our history from those who were present at the time, gain greater appreciation for the gifts that Srila Prabhupada has given us, and deepen your spiritual practices in enlivening association.

 

SPONSORSHIP

This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to support the celebration of Their Lordships’ Golden Anniversary.

By becoming a Golden Anniversary Sponsor, your generosity supports the financing of the celebrations in such a monumental year. Your contribution reaches many areas including Deity worship, decorations, marketing, prasadam distrubution, the care of senior devotees and VIPs, venue hire and expenses (e.g. lighting and sound) etc.

This year, all Golden Anniversary sponsors of £51 and above will receive a beautiful gift as a small token of our gratitude. There are also opportunities to become a Golden Anniversary Friend, Half-Patron or Patron.

We are delighted to offer limited edition (only 108 sets available) maha padukas (shoes) of Sri Sri Radha-Londonisvara to sponsors £251 and over, with the addition of an exclusive large canvas print of Sri Sri Radha-Londonisvara to sponsors £501 and above.

Become a Golden Anniversary Sponsor and get the special mercy of Their Lordships.

MERCHANDISE

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Various 50th Anniversary branded-clothing and merchandise are available at Radha’s Boutique whilst stocks last. This includes hoodies, T-shirts, caps, woolie hats, badges, bead bags, and key rings.

Deity Maha

A special Deity maha stall will be available during the celebrations. Items include maha jewellery, maha outfits, maha shawls, items made from maha outfits such as bead bags, hand bags, cushions for home Deities, and more!

Special edition of Back to Godhead magazine

Pick up a copy to find out more about the UK story.

Sunday, 26 May 2019 23:19

Krishna's Cows

Krishna's Cows is our cow protection project in collaboration with Ahimsa Dairy Foundation in Rutland.

Many wonder why the Vedic and Vaishnava cultures especially stress protection of the cow. The philosophical reason is simple: The cow is considered one of our mothers, as she gives us her milk and thus nutures our health and well being. Just as no civilized person would injure or kill their mother, the Vedas teach that to take milk from the cow and then kill her is the same as killing one’s mother. Similarly, the bull is considered like the father because the bull traditionally helps in the tilling of the fields, and thus is to be respected.

In ISKCON farms no cow, bull or calf is slaughtered. We look at innovative ways to work with the bull and engage their God-given strength in the service of others, under humane and loving conditions. Regardless of milk production, cows and bulls also produce dung and urine which is valuable as fertilizer, compost, some medicines, cleaning products and biogas fuel. In ISKCON farms they are sheltered in barns (goshala), wherein they are fed with healthy staple and are taken care of.

We believe protecting cows is a most important component of protecting the earth. According to the ancient Vedic texts the cow is the representative of Mother Earth. And, when the cow and the bull are mistreated, Mother Earth withdraws her bounty.

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ABOUT AHIMSA DAIRY FOUNDATION

The Ahimsa Dairy Foundation is a not-for-profit company that was set up to provide entirely slaughter-free milk. Until recently, we piloted our model and worked in partnership with an organic dairy and environmental charity in Kent called Commonwork, and with OMSco – the Organic Milk Suppliers Co-operative. We are now completely independent and have our own organic land in Rutland.

The inspiration behind the Ahimsa Dairy Foundation comes from the farm at Bhaktivedanta Manor, which is run by the Hare Krishna community and remains a unique experiment into what happens when dairy cows and their offspring are allowed to live productive lives instead of being exploited and sacrificed in the name of cheap milk.

No parent would like to see their children suffer. So why should we let cows and their calves suffer to feed our children industrialised milk, when there is a much better, healthier and more compassionate alternative?

At present our girls, who all have names, produce 23,000 of litres of milk a year. We distribute to the door in North West London and parts of Hertfordshire.

Cows are retired to join their friends in the non-milking herd when they are past milking age where they spend their days eating grass and chewing the cud.

We are looking at a variety of ways of working with bulls. These range from ploughing the land to producing electricity and milling flour.

Our mission is to make slaughter-free milk a reality and establish sustainable dairy farms across Britain, which give people a real ethical choice.

AHIMSA DAIRY EXPANSION CAMPAIGN

An opportunity has arisen to purchase 120 acres of land to expand the Ahimsa Dairy, so that they can get more cows and produce more slaughter-free milk. The land will be purchased by ISKCON-London and rented to Ahimsa Dairy Foundation to be able to provide milk for the worship of our Deities.

DONATION OPPORTUNITIES

We are aiming to raise £1,000,000 to buy the 120 acres of land by July 1st 2020. We are relying on people like you who are inspired by this project, so please do support us.

VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES

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PROJECT GROW

We are beginning a new project called Project Grow, an initiative to engage our community members in growing vegetables for Sri Sri Radha-Londonisvara. This can be done either in your gardens or local allotments.

Gardening is good fun, a learning experience and a good way to become more Krishna conscious. We have a team of devotees who can offer guidance if needed.

We would like to encourage devotees to grow food and donate 30-50% to the temple. There is a membership system and all donations will be recorded.

If you would like to take part in the project please contact Tarun Krishna dasa on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Please join us in this endeavour – grow food for yourselves and for Sri Sri Radha Londonisvara, and in this way help to fulfil Srila Prabhupada’s desire.

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If you are a member of the press or media looking for assistance, we want to help you get the information you need. You can reach Tarun Krishna dasa, Project Manager at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Friday, 24 May 2019 14:18

Food For Life London

Hare Krishna Food for Life is the world's largest vegetarian food distribution program serving millions of meals daily, with projects in over 60 countries. With roots in the Vaishnava culture of charity and the distribution of pure food to all, the project is a modern day revival of the ancient culture of hospitality and a belief in the equality of all beings. Food For Life has been lauded by The New York Times and government relief agencies worldwide for its efforts worldwide.

Food for Life in London is an initiative from London's Radha-Krishna Temple, that has been feeding hot vegetarian meals to the homeless in Central London since 1994. We are an affiliate of the Food for Life Global charity.

Srila Prabhupada, ISKCON's Founder-Acarya, is the inspiration behind the project. He stated that “No one within ten miles of a Hare Krishna Temple should go hungry.”

We provide 1,200 freshly cooked, hot vegetarian meals a day, six days a week. Often this is the only meal a person in need will eat all day. It is run solely by volunteers who donate their time after work.

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Your donation will help more people become free of hunger. We rely on people like you to help us continue our vital project, so please do support us.

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Thursday, 11 April 2019 12:10

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Sunday, 09 October 2022 00:00

Sharad Purnima - Kartik Full Moon Festival

Sharad Purnima refers to the full moon of the autumn season. On this day, devotees celebrate Lord Krishna performing a beautiful dance called "rasa lila" with His dear-most devotees, the gopis - the cowherd damsels of Vrindavan. Devotees come to the Temple to take a breathtaking night darshan of the Deities who adorn beautiful outfits, glittering ornaments and fresh flower garlands. An ambience of the starlit, full moon night of Vrindavana, filled with fragrant flower bushes and tender green creepers is created. The enchanting atmosphere surcharged with melodious kirtans is a beautiful experience!

Saturday, 26 November 2022 00:00

Govardhana Puja - Lifting of the Hill

This festival celebrates the pastime of Lord Krishna lifting Govardhana Hill on His little finger for seven days to protect the residents of Vrindavana from torrential rains sent by the demigod, Indra. To celebrate this festival, devotees build a replica of Govardhana Hill made with various opulent foods, worship Lord Krishna as the lifter of Govardhana Hill, worship the hill as His incarnation, and worship the cows and bulls who are dear to Him. After the worship of the hill, the food items that make up the hill is distributed to everyone to relish.

Sunday, 09 October 2022 00:00

Month of Kartik - The Holiest Month

SUNDAY, 9 OCTOBER - TUESDAY, 8 NOVEMBER 2022

Kartik, also known as the month of Damodara, is a month for deepening one's love for Krishna. It is considered by devotees of Krishna to be the holiest month of the year. During this month, devotees make extra vows, perform extra spiritual activities, and generally worship Krishna in His form as a young boy, Damodara, who was once bound at the waist by His mother, Yashoda, as a punishment for His mischievous childhood pastimes.

Every morning (at 7.00am) and evening (at 7.00pm) at the Temple, everyone has an opportunity to show their heartfelt love and devotion to the Lord by offering ghee lamps and singing before Him.

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