A lot of the produce for our meals came from our own farm.The estate is a very beautiful place and includes extensive woods and a lake, and there was a primary school on-site.Jahnavi Harrison, 27, grew up in a Hare Krishna community in Hertfordshire where her father is the priest.
We were raised communally with the philosophy of simple living and high thinking.
Growing up, we didn’t watch TV or listen to pop music and were aware that popular culture was something that didn’t sit well with our value system.
The Hare Krishna movement, based on a strand of Hinduism, was founded in 1965 by AC Bhaktivedanta.
The ultimate goal of Hare Krishna devotion is to attain Krishna Consciousness through ethical living and spiritual devotion.
My parents and younger brother and sister all live in a house nearby, and growing up we spent all day, every day at the temple. We’d start every morning with worship and would dance and pray several times a day.
Most meals were eaten communally with the 300 residents of the community.