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Bhaktivedanta Manor… ‘an alien presence’… ‘in the village of Letchmore Heath’

The beginnings Srila  Prabhupada – the founder of ISKCON – first arrived in London on September 11 1969 and ‘after a short press conference, he was driven to the Beatle John Lennon’s Tittenhurst Manor. John Lennon had personally sent his … Continue reading

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‘The Only Hindu Temple in Zone 1’…‘a spiritual oasis in the centre of London’: Radha Krisha Temple and Govinda’s Restaurant, Soho Square, London

Srila Prabhupada, the spiritual leader of ISKCON (International Society for Krishna Consciousness), brought the Hare Krishna movement from India to the West in the 1960s, establishing the first temple in England at 7 Bury Place in 1969, a ‘narrow skinny … Continue reading

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Shree Hindu Temple and Community Centre, Leicester

Shree Hindu Temple and Community Centre, Leicester  The Shree Hindu Temple and Community Centre is located at 34 St Barnabas Road in the North Evington area of Leicester in a building that used to house a British Telecom exchange workshop. … Continue reading

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ISKCON Leicester: ‘A spiritual centre at the heart of England’

ISKCON (International Society for Krishna Consciousness) established its first centre in the UK in London on Bury Place, Bloomsbury, in 1969 and then in 1973 another centre was set up in a manor house bought for that purpose by the Beatles band … Continue reading

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