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January/February 2014

WELCOME  In 1973, Piggots Manor near London became Bhaktivedanta Manor after George Harrison bought it for Srila Prabhupada and the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON). That same year, during the celebration of Lord Krishna’s appearance in this world fifty centuries ago, Srila Prabhupada conducted the installation of Sri Sri Radha-Gokulananda at the Manor. After offering the first arati to the deities, Prabhupada danced around Them in spiritual ecstasy, transporting his disciples to new levels of spiritual joy as the kirtana (chanting) of the Lord’s holy names filled their hearts.

Now situated on eighty acres (originally seventeen), Bhaktivedanta Manor is a major pilgrimage destination in the UK. Seventy thousand people attended the 2013 two-day Janmashtami festival to the honor the appearance of Lord Krishna as well as Srila Prabhupada, whose birthday falls the day after Janmashtami.

Festival organizers recruited a group of photographers from the congregation to document the event. We especially thank photographer David Crick, who coordinated the photography and then sifted through thousands of photos to help BTG narrow down the final selection. We also thank Tattvavit Dasa, who wrote the captions and assisted greatly in other ways to put together the photo overview for this issue.

Hare Krishna.—Nagaraja Dasa, Editor

Articles this month:

Adhokshaja Krishna: Beyond the Limits of the Alphabet

From a talk on Srimad-Bhagavatam (1.8.19) by Srila Prabhupada, adapted by Tattvavit Dasa Krishna is adhokshaja, which means that even ...

Fill Your Ears with the Transcendental Message

By His Divine Grace A.C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada Founder-Acarya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness Lecture given in Los ...

Krishna, the Chief Enjoyment Officer

By Krsnanandini Devi Dasi Though our desire to find happiness is natural, our attempt to find it in this world is ...

Writing for Krishna: The Price and the Prize

By Chaitanya Charana Dasa Advice and encouragement for anyone who wants to write articles for Srila Prabhupada's magazine. I received ...

The Vaishnava Path in George Harrison’s Songs

By Gauri Dasa Forty years ago, George Harrison was already giving the world the gift of spiritual inspiration through his ...

Bhaktivedanta Manor: Celebrating 40 Years!

Captions by Tattvavit Dasa A photographic overview of the 2013 Janmashtami festival, marking the fortieth anniversary of Srila Prabhupada's installation ...