Welcome to ISKCON Manchester
International Society for
Krishna Consciousness (known as ISKCON) Manchester's mission is to promote the well-being of society by teaching
the science of Krishna consciousness according to Bhagavad-gita and other ancient
20 Mayfield Road
M16 8FT (How to get
Ph: +44 (0)161 226 4416
Appearance of Lord Narsimhadev - 24 May 2013
ISKCON Manchester invites devotees, well-wishers,
guests and all those who want to witness the grand Narsimha Chaturdashi Celebrations. We will be
celebrating Narsimha Chaturdashi on actual festival day 24th May (Friday) and weekend grand celebration
on 26th May (Sunday) from 4:30am at Manchester Hare Krishna temple (ISKCON Temple).
Narsimha Chaturdashi is celebrated across the world as the appearance day of Lord Narasimha Dev,
the half man half lion incarnation of Lord Krishna. The Lord appeared in this wonderful form in order to protect
his five-year old devotee Prahalada, from the atrocities of his demonic father Hiranyakashipu.
London Rathayatra Festival - 09 June 2013
ISKCON Manchester making travel arrangements for the
devotees, well-wishers, guests and all those who want to witness the grand London Ratha-yatra.
Ratha-yatra, or the Festival of Chariots, is a joyous event celebrated for thousands of years in
the Indian holy city of Jagannatha Puri, and more recently by Hare Krishna devotees in cities around the world.
Another name for Krishna, Jagannatha refers to the ecstatic form of the Lord with large eyes and rugged features
who is carried on a gigantic chariot during this festival.
The Ratha-yatra festivals are held at several different places across the country, the biggest
in London. The procession starts from Hyde Park’s Speaker’s Corner near Marble Arch, goes through Park Lane,
Piccadilly and Haymarket and finally arrives at Trafalgar Square, where festivities continue till night. Drama,
dance, philosophy and a feast are the highlights
Sunday Feast Programme
Sunday Feast is a weekly gathering at the ISKCON temple to hear and discuss Vedic
philosophy, engage in kirtans and bhajans followed by sumptuous Krishna prasadam. The program was initiated by
ISKCON's founder in early 1960's in New York and continues at all ISKCON temples across the world.
Sunday feast programme @ ISKCON Manchester now starts from 12:30pm every Sunday. Everyone
welcome to join for discources on self-realisation and Bhakti yoga classes followed by delightful
Festivals & Events