With festivals, everyone gets stuck in to put on a show that will leave you feeling blissful from the great kirtan (spiritual music), intrigued by the interactive discussions, overweight from the culinary delights and altogether mesmerised!

The festivals are generally coordinated by the temples at which IPS has bases: Bhaktivedanta Manor (Watford), Birmingham, Leicester, or Soho (London). The Manor's celebration of Sri Krishna Janmashtami is acclaimed as the largest gathering of Hindus in the world for this occasion outside of India. It attracts 80,000 visitors each year. IPS plays an increasing role in many aspects of the temple's activities. For this festival, IPS has its own marquee in which a thought-provoking film, drama, or presentation is shown. IPS answers visitors' questions and discusses the subject of the show with visitors. We also construct a forest walkway every year, full of animals and scenes from Lord Krishna's childhood activities. Many IPS members are involved in the other areas of the festival as well.

The other major festivals we're involved in are:

Holi, Diwali, Dusshera, Gaura Purnima and the Major event of the Year - Janamashtmi.
With festivals taking place throughout the year, there are always opportunities to get involved and engage your skills and talent. For more information, contact: Palika Raniga - 07985363742 / palikaraniga@hotmail.com

Below is a video explaining why to get involved.

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