Week Ahead 19-25 August 2021

Message from our co-Temple Presidents: His Grace Ramvijay Das and His Grace Swarup Damodar Das

Dear Friends

Please accept our respectful greetings. All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

We were requested to serve as co-Temple Presidents at our Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Temple. For about a decade, His Grace Vibhu Caitanya Prabhu inspiringly guided and developed the activities in ISKCON Durban. Recently Vibhu Caitanya Prabhu decided to focus more on other aspects of his responsibilities and while this has meant him stepping back from his leadership service here, it has facilitated a welcome addition of his leadership to the Gauteng yatra, more specifically, ISKCON Sandton. We are confident that he will add quality and enthuse the community there.

Your dedication to Sri Sri Radha Radhanath has proved to be amazingly surrendered and generous for many decades. We look forward to continuing to enhance the Temple’s initiatives that you all have contributed to. We are also inspired to refresh the management structures here and encourage the participation of younger devotees, facilitate diversity, and include various sections of our temple community. Eventually, we hope to establish a leadership that will carry through Srila Prabhupada’s vision for South Africa for many decades. We look forward to engaging with you to realize these important goals.

We are thankful for this opportunity to serve all of you. Together and with the grace of Srila Prabhupada, we can relish serving Sri Sri Radha Radhanath, take care of each other, and introduce many new people to Their loving service.

Over a month ago, in response to the precarious situation in Durban, we felt it necessary to relocate our large Deities to a more secure location. After much advice and consideration, we are gratified and relieved to welcome our beloved Deities back to Their sacred altar. On Saturday evening, 21 August 2021, the eve of the appearance of Lord Balaram, starting at 6:45 PM we will host a special welcoming program. This program will be broadcast live on Facebook @DurbanKrishna and on His Holiness Bhakti Caitanya Maharaj’s platforms. Let us as a community lovingly receive the Deities back into Their home.

Thank you. Hare Krishna.

Your servants,
Ramvijay Das
Swarup Damodar Das

Week Ahead
Note: All events are broadcast live on Facebook @DurbanKrishna here

Friday 20 August
4:15pm Jhulana Yatra

Saturday 21 August
4:15pm Jhulana Yatra
6:45pm Welcome Ceremony for Sri Sri Radha Radhanath

Sunday 22 August
Sri Balaram Purnima: Appearance Anniversary of Lord Balaram
Fast until midday
Second month of Chaturmasya begins – fast from yoghurt for one month.

Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Temple Darshan
Darshan times: Sunday 9am-1pm
Note: There is a limit of 20 visitors in the temple at a time. Since this is a walk-through darshan only, you are welcome to rejoin the darshan queue as many times as you like. Strict COVID-19 safety protocols will be maintained. The public toilets are CLOSED.

Watch the morning program on Bhakti Caitanya Swami’s social media here.
11:30am Class by Bhakti Caitanya Swami
On Maharaja’s platforms or ZOOM
Meeting ID: 377 799 6957 • Passcode: 242315
6:00pm Class by Bhakti Caitanya Swami

Monday 23 August
Anniversary of Srila Prabhupada’s departure for the US.
Gita Week Begins – The Pastimes of Sri Krishna
Class every evening at 6pm with Bhakti Caitanya Swami followed by Gaura Arati at 7pm.


Sri Krishna Janmashtami Maha Abhishek
You are invited to render personal service to Sri Sri Radha Radhanath by sponsoring the Maha Abhishek. Sponsorships can be booked online here or contact Bhakti Katha 061 464 5327 (WhatsApp only) • psdgbhakti@gmail.com

Govinda’s Takeaway
Monday – Saturday 9:30am-4:00pm
Sundays & Public Holidays 9:30am-1:00pm
CLOSED on Wednesdays, except when Ekadasis and public holidays.
Takeaway only. The sit-down restaurant remains closed for now.
WhatsApp 078 849 4291

Radhanath’s Gifts
Trading times:
Fridays & Saturdays 9:30am-4pm
Sundays 9:30am-1pm

How to Connect to the Temple?
031 403 3328 or WhatsApp 062 526 3606
Or email temple@iskcondurban.net
Kindly note: The WhatsApp Hotline is temporarily down due to technical issues. Kindly call the reception for any queries.