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.

Learn about how it all started in the UK. How three young couples and a baby came to London from America, determined to fulfil their spiritual master Srila Prabhupada’s desire. Hear about the challenges they faced, their adventures, the encouragement they received from Srila Prabhupada, the daily harinamas they organised, locating a property in Bury Place for ISKCON’s first temple in the UK, and more.


4.30am Mangal Arati
7.00am Guru Puja and Extended Kirtans
8.00am Deity Greetings
8.10am Sri Vraja Dhama Mahimamrta bhajan and Lotus Feet Blessings
8.30am Special class: ISKCON: Srila Prabhupada's Labour of Love by Radhanath Swami
9.30am Launch of "Poems and Prayers to Sri Sri Radha-Londonisvara"
9.45am Breakfast
11.00am Kirtans
12.30pm Raj Bhoga Arati
1.00pm Special class: When the Sun Shines: The Dawn of Hare Krishna in Great Britain by Ranchor dasa
1.45pm Feast
3.00pm Maha Harinama (special places of significance)
4.15pm Dhoopa Arati
4.30pm Kirtans
5.30pm Special class: A Labour of Love: How it all began in the UK by Gurudas dasa, Shyamasundar dasa, Malati devi dasi
7.00pm Sandhya Arati
7.30pm Sri Vraja Dhama Mahimamrta bhajan
7.45pm "Poems and Prayers to Sri Sri Radha-Londonisvara" Selected readings
8.00pm Arts and cultural offering by ISKCON-London community members
9.00pm Shayana Arati


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

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