FESTIVAL FAQ

Do I have to pay for the festival?
Yes, there are ticketed events. Check the Sacred Summer Festival Page to book your ticket.
I can no longer attend, what do I do?
Please email info@bhaktimarga.co.uk if you are no longer able to attend the event.
Money

There is no cash machine available on site or within a 1 mile radius. Card machines will available on site for any purchases and donations. It is recommended to bring cash.

Can I get a refund if I change my mind?
No refunds will be given for ticket cancellations. Refunds will only be provide if the organiser cancels the event.
I have special access requirements, what do I do?
Please email info@bhaktimarga.co.uk to discuss any special arrangements you may require at one of our events

DARSHAN FAQ

What is the purpose of darshan?
Paramahamsa Vishwananda often says that He is cleaning off the dust and dirt from the mirror of your soul so that you can reflect the light of God more and more.
What do I get from darshan?
Each person receives something different, perfectly designed for them. For some, it’s a blessing. For some, it’s a transformation. For some, it’s a healing. But, above all, it is a sharing of Love.
Who can attend darshan?

Darshan is open to everyone. There are no restrictions. All are invited regardless of faith or tradition. There is no charge to receive the blessing, however, donations are always welcomed.

What time should I come?
Darshan is given on a first come first serve basis. To experience the fullness of this special occasion, we encourage you to arrive on time and stay till the end of the program.
What time will Darshan end?
We anticipate Darshan to end between 7:30pm to 9:30pm however this is all dependent upon the number of registrations received and on the day factors which may impact the timing.
What do I do during darshan?
Really, there is nothing for you to do during your darshan except to enjoy the moment. It is a time to immerse yourself in the experience.
What does it feel like?

Each darshan is a new experience. Every person’s experience will be unique to them in that moment. Whether you feel something profound, or nothing at all, something deep inside of you is being touched, whether you realise it or not.

What should I bring during the darshan?
You are not required to bring anything, however, some people choose to bring items to be blessed, such as holy scriptures, deities, or pictures of their loved ones. We will have a Bhakti Shop onsite to purchase any of the items noted above.
What should I wear?
While there is no strict dress code, we do ask you to come dressed modestly. It is important to remember that you are coming to meet the Divine, so please dress in nice clothes and modestly (covering low-cut tops and bare shoulders).
Cancellations
Please email info@bhaktimarga.co.uk if you are no longer able to attend the event.

SRINIVASA TRAVEL INFORMATION

What is the nearest train station?
Braintree Rail Station (15–20-minute drive to the temple)
Is there an opportunity to travel share?

We encourage as many people to use public transport or carpool due to limited parking available in and around the Temple.

Please join the Śrīnivāsa Travelshare Telegram Chat Group to share your details with others for carpool options due to limited parking.

Where can I park?
  • Parking is available 0.3miles (1 min drive/ 5 min walk) from the Temple. When walking to the temple, please walk in groups as there is no footpath available on the countryside road.
  • There is NO parking available on site on the Temple grounds.
Local Taxi and Car Hire
1)    Taxi Man 24/7, Tel: 01376 317 317, (4, 6 or 8 seater), https://taximanbraintree.co.uk/

2)    Call Taxi Braintree, Tel: 01376 310 610, https://calltaxibraintree.co.uk/

3)    Castle Cars, Tel: 07956456033, http://www.castlecars.co.uk/

4)    Rash Taxis & Private Hire, Tel: 07790867952, https://rash-taxis.business.site/

STANSTED AIRPORT TRANSFERS & CAR HIRE

1)    L&M Transfer, Tel: 07861 768 252 or 07865 564 066

2)    Sixt Car Hire, Tel: 02070188246  https://www.sixt.co.uk

3)    Europcar Car Hire    https://www.europcar.co.uk

Accommodation
HOTELS

Premier Inn Braintree (A120) hotel
Galleys Corner, Cressing Rd, Braintree CM77 8GG – 0333 777 3941

Holiday Inn Express Braintree, an IHG Hotel
Notley Cross, Panners Roundabout, Braintree CM77 7AB – 0333 320 9359

OTHER ACCOMMODATION

https://www.bedandbreakfasts.co.uk/essex/sible-hedingham/

Use Castle Hedingham or Sible Hedingham, Essex as a reference for location.

Money

There is no cash machine available on site or within a 1 mile radius. Card machines will available on site for any purchases and donations. It is recommended to bring cash.

SRINIVASA PARKING DIRECTIONS

To maintain the flow of traffic and for easy access to Parking, please follow the directions below:

  • Continue on A1017 (Do not turn right on Alderford St)
  • Turn right onto Station Rd
  • Continue onto Queen St
  • Turn right onto Sheepcot Rd
  • Turn right to Parking