Hare Krishna. We can meet and greet Lord Jagannath, Lord Baladev and Subhadra Devi tomorrow, 29 March, at the beach opposite Mini Town. The procession will begin at 11am sharp. Everyone is invited to come at 10.30 to welcome Lord Jagannath and His brother and sister like never before: there will be bag pipers, drum majorettes, traditional Zulu dancers, gumboot dancers, a brass band, Chinese dragons and the chanting of the holy name. The procession will proceed on the promenade from Mini Town down to South Beach and return to the site. Please note there is only one Chariot Parade.
There will be major media coverage at that festival and we request that any official queries be directed to Anuradha BCS and Sri Hari who can be found behind the cultural entertainment marquee. Please view the map attached.
On Sunday, 31 March, we are holding an initiation ceremony at Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Temple at 7am. His Holiness Bhakti Caitanya Swami, His Holiness Bhakti Charu Swami and His Holiness Bhaktimarg Swami will be awarding initiation.
It is Bhaktimarg Swami’s 14th year staging his extraordinary dramas. This year he presents a revamped, Dhruva, The Prince of Anger and Peace. You can be entertained by Maya Man tempting young Dhruva, Lord Vishnu protecting him from wild dogs and his family celebrate bangra style. Gita Concise is just that-a 25 minute drama bringing Krishna’s words to life and prepare to be marvelled by the Universal Form. You can view the attached programme for the show times.
Remember there is ample parking at the old Durban Drive In and Hoy Park with a park and ride facility.
SAA is an official sponsor of the Durban Festival of Chariots and are currently running a special which is being extended to all members of ISKCON. Devotees travelling between 15 March-16 April 2013 can receive a discount ranging from 5- 18% per point of sale off its lowest published airfares (subject to the relevant class availability for international and regional market related airfares by utilizing the promotional code. To take full advantage of this offer or for more information, kindly e-mail Melissa Govender:firstname.lastname@example.org
Finally, you can view the Durban Festival of Chariots Souvenir Book on our website later today.
We look forward to seeing you this weekend.
We hope this finds you in the best spirits,
Your friends at Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Temple