Natasha Menon

Natasha Menon


The finale of Golden Anniversary Week! Join us on the most special of days – the day where 50 years ago (on Odana Sashti, as per the Gaudiya Vaishnava calendar), Srila Prabhupada installed Their Most Beautiful Lordships Sri Sri Radha-Londonisvara. There will be three special darshans (with three new outfits offered to Their Lordships), the biggest of harinamas across Central London, drama, mantra choir, a glorious pushpa abhishek, lila kirtan, and more. One not-to-be-missed, well we can say that for all of the days…it’ll be a week to remember!


A special morning on memories of the early days of spreading the Hare Krishna Maha Mantra – interaction with George Harrison and the Beatles, recording with Apple Records, performing in places such as Top of the Pops and at a concert in Hammersmith Town Hall, and all the media attention received. Following this, fully absorb yourself in the holy names with a magical 12 Hour Kirtan, which includes special renditions of tracks recorded in 1969 and 1970.

Tuesday, 01 January 2019 00:00

Day 7: The Glorious Sankirtan Mission


The Srila Prabhupada Book Marathon 2019 takes place from Saturday 30th November to Tuesday 24th December. After attending an uplifting sankirtan-themed morning programme, make it a mission to go out on books, whether you have distributed books before or not. You can distribute books outside the temple or go to one of the specified locations. There are awards up for grabs also (have a look in the Temple Room)! A special treat awaits afterwards...bus harinama around the sights of London.

Friday, 29 November 2019 00:00

Day 6: London is Vrindavana


In a popular British TV talk show that Srila Prabhupada was invited to, when asked by the interviewer, "Do you have a concept of hell in your religion?", Srila Prabhupada replied "London is hell." His response became a newspaper headline the next day. But by Srila Prabhupada’s mercy, he then turned London into a spiritual abode by installing Their Most Beautiful Lordships, Sri Sri Radha-Londonisvara, who he said are Radha and Krishna Themselves who have appeared in London.


14th December 1969 was a date set by Srila Prabhupada for the temple opening and the installation of Radha-Krishna Deities, a date that was set without yet having any Radha-Krishna Deities.

Wednesday, 27 November 2019 00:00

Day 4: Srila Prabhupada's Arrival in London


The devotees had sent Srila Prabhupada regular updates on activities in London and he became keen to visit them. He arrived in London on 11th September 1969. Apple Records and Lufthansa Airlines helped the devotees arrange a reception for him at Heathrow Airport. As soon as Srila Prabhupada arrived at the VIP lounge that had been set up for his reception, the many devotees who had by now joined the original six pioneers ran out of the terminal, offered obeisances, and joyfully surrounded Srila Prabhupada.


Did you know Lord Jagannatha, Lord Baladeva and Subhadra Devi appeared before Sri Sri Radha-Londonisvara, and therefore were the first ISKCON Deities in the UK?

Monday, 25 November 2019 00:00

Day 2: A Labour of Love: How it all began


A dedication to the labour of love by Srila Prabhupada and his ardent desire to establish Krishna consciousness in London and open a temple in order to fulfil the desire of the previous acharyas, the pioneers who made it happen, and the devotees who have grown the Krishna consciousness movement in the UK over the last 50 years.

Sunday, 24 November 2019 00:00

Day 1: Krishna Spectacular at the Apollo


A signature event in celebration of 50 years of Hare Krishna culture in the UK. This is a grand international production about Bhaktivedanta Swami’s journey, the Hare Krishna’s London Story and the Bhagavad Gita’s glory!

Friday, 18 October 2019 10:42

Spiritual Retreats

For thousands of years people have traveled to India in search of answers to life’s deepest mysteries. Whether you’re coming to experience the colourful culture or are on a spiritual quest, India has a way of reawakening your senses so that you can dive deeper into the meaning of life. We are excited to organise these trip and the opportunity to serve and share India with you through our eyes and the eyes of our teachers – and of course, through the lens of what we love: Bhakti, Yoga, and ADVENTURE!

It promises to be an educational and immersive experience like no other. Spaces are limited and generally get booked up last. For an unforgettable and blissful experience, we encourage you to book soon.

Details of our next trip will be avaiable in early 2020.

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