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BBC Explores History of Bhaktivedanta Manor, the Beatles, and George Harrison on 50th Anniversary
By ISKCON News Staff   |  Jul 24, 2023

Bhaktivedanta Manor is a 78-acre spiritual oasis north of London in the Hertfordshire countryside. This year it is celebrating an exciting array of significant events that occurred there 50 years ago. Between August 19th -21st, the community commemorates the 1973 installation of Sri Sri Radha Gokulananda by Srila Prabhupada on the festival of Janmashtami.

Today, the Manor is one of the most significant religious and cultural centers for the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) in the UK, and recently the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) profiled Bhaktivedanta Manor’s unique history and challenges. The article, written by Louise Parry & Deepak Patel, highlights the Hare Krishna devotees’ close relationship with the Beatles and George Harrison, who gifted the Manor to ISKCON in 1973. The piece includes interviews with both pioneering and present devotees.

You can read the full BBC article here, and a BBC Sounds clip of an interview with Shyamasundar Das. BBC audio clips may be restricted depending on your device and country of origin.