Weekend of Conscious Devotion

Dear Friends Hare Krishna We welcome His Holiness Jayadvaita Swami on Sunday, 29 May. We have received an encouraging response for attandance to the Vows and Commitments workshop by His Grace Mahatma Das. If you are still doubtful of attending, Mahatma Prabhu shares: “This training offers those who have taken initiation an opportunity to re-commit more »

Lord Nrsimha Festival

Dear Friends Hare Krishna On Friday, 20 May, we celebrate the most auspicious Sri Nrsimha Caturdasi, the appearance of Lord Nrsimhadeva, the protector of the devotees. We can pray to Him to protect our devotional creeper and to keep us fixed on our goal of serving Sri Sri Radha and Krishna. Your Week Ahead Wednesday, 18 more »

Week Ahead 13 – 19 May

Dear Friends Hare Krishna Take advantage of the high quality association lined up: Your Week Ahead Friday, 13 May 7:00pm    Clare Estate Nama-hatta with His Holiness Partha Sarathi Das Goswami Saturday, 14 May Vows & Commitments – Why We Make Them & Why We Break Them A seminar by His Grace Mahatma Das New Jagannath Puri Temple more »

Weekend Ahead 6 – 9 May

Dear Friends Hare Krishna The Deity Services Department at Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Temple will be hosting a series of courses covering all aspects (standards, procedures, etc.) of service to our Deities. The introductory course this Sunday will be detailing the eligibility to be engaged in deity service at Radha Radhanath Temple. If you are currently more »

Theatre at Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Temple this Weekend

Dear Friends Hare Krishna Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Temple will host the local Bhakti Yoga Society (BYS) Student Retreat this weekend. Bhakti Yoga Society is our university programme. We will be welcoming students from Edgewood, Howard, Mangosuthu, Westville, Durban University of Technology, and the Bartel Arts Trust (BAT Centre). The retreat begins on Friday and the more »

Week Ahead 21 – 26 April

Dear Friends Hare Krishna His Grace Swarup Damodar Das explains: “The story of Hanuman is detailed in a book of the Ramayana called Sundara-khanda, or the ‘beautiful book.’ Each book of the Ramayana is titled such to describe the events in that book — Aranya-khanda describes the forest pastimes and Yuddha-khanda gives an account of more »

Sri Rama Naumi Festival begins this weekend…

Dear Friends Hare Krishna Celebrations to honour Lord Ramachandra begin this weekend at the Sri Krishna Goshala. On Rama Naumi (Friday, 15 April), we have planned an all-day festival with cultural entertainment, offerings, abhishek and free meals, with a special evening festival. His Grace Shubha Vilas Das, an expert on the Ramayana and author of the more »

His Grace Vibhu Caitanya Das’s Invitation

Dear Friends Hare Krishna It is described that Jagannath Ratha-yatra has been a huge festival since the Dwapara-yuga (the previous age) but at the beginning of this age, the Kali-yuga, Lord Caitanya transformed the festival by displaying unprecedented mercy and love. Lord Caitanya made the Ratha-yatra a time for Vaisnavas from all over to come more »


Dear Friends, Hare Krishna The Durban Festival of Chariots is just two weeks away. We trust you are enthusiastic to render some service at our largest ISKCON festival in South Africa. If you do not have any service as yet, please contact Balaram (082 881 4521) or Upendra (082 899 2923). On Wednesday, 23 March, we more »

Week Ahead 2 – 7 March

Lord Jagannatha’s Final Darshan Dear Friends Snana Yatra is the first official ceremony of the Ratha-yatra festival. It is the bathing ceremony of Their Lordships Jagannath, Baladev and Subhadra Devi. Shortly after, Lord Jagannath falls ill and does not give His darshan. During His recuperation, the Lord is offered only kitchari with enriching vegetables, warm more »