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Natasha Menon

Natasha Menon

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.

Thursday, 26 April 2018 10:00

London's 10 Best Vegan Restaurants

Govinda's – One of the OG vegan restaurants alongside Mildred's, Govinda's is run by the Hare Krishnas and serves an amazing array or curries, dahls, papads et al. And there's a good chance that you'll catch a joyful live performance to boot.

The first ever ISKCON-London India Retreat was organised by Champakalata Priya devi dasi and Bhaktin Aartee who led around 12 devotees on this beautiful journey in March 2019.

As ISKCON UK anniversaries come thick and fast, Govinda's Pure Vegetarian Restaurant in London is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, snapping up a steady flow of awards and celebrity endorsements and changing more than a few lives along the way.

9-10 Soho Street
London W1D 3DL, UK

Srila Prabhupada
Founder-Acharya His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

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