Saturday, 17 August, is jammed packed with events at the temple throughout the day. Please see the Week Ahead for details.
On Saturday an Adivas ceremony of auspiciousness will be conducted. This is to usher in the festive season. We will be offering Sri Sri Radha Radhanath twenty-five auspicious items. One may ask why we specifically offer these twenty-five items – the answer is simple, Krishna likes these items and they are pleasing to Him. The twenty-five items include: earth, stone, paddy, durva, flowers, fruit, yoghurt, ghee, svastika, sindhura, conch, kajal, gorocana, white mustard seeds, gold, silver, copper, lamp, mirror, fragrant oil, turmeric, cloth, thread, camara, and candana. You can be part of this festival by sponsoring an item. Item sponsorship starts from R108. During the ceremony you will be invited to hand over your item to the pujari, who will then offer it to Sri Sri Radha Radhanath. If you would like to sponsor an item, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Janmashtami Hall Programmes continue in various areas, for details please check the week ahead or go to http://iskcondurban.net/?page_id=2030. Please note that programmes are subject to change, so please call the temples for updates.
Nikunja-seva Dasi will be taking out a ladies party on book distribution to Howick. The team will leave the temple at 10am every Saturday. You can call her on 0731766552.
Gita Week begins on Thursday, 22 August at Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Temple. For details please see the attached flyer.
The attractive Sri Sri Radha Radhanath 2014 Calendars will be on sale from Sri Balaram Purnima, 21 August. This year we offer the community three options:
4 page wall calendar: R20
12 page desk top: R25
12 wall calendar: R35
You can buy the set of 3 for R65
We celebrate Srila Prabhupada’s Vyasa-puja on Thursday, 29 August from 9am. This year we would like to offer 2000 food items to Srila Prabhupada. Please contact Sukumari Dasi for details and categories of offerings on 031 403 3328 between 9.30am-4pm.
YOUR WEEK AHEAD
Thursday, 15 August
Morning class on Srimad Bhagavatam 1.3.22 with Jaisacinandana Das at 7.45am
Friday, 16 August
Morning class on Srimad Bhagavatam 1.3.23 with Savyasaci Das at 7.45am
Tongaat Janmashtami Hall Programme at 6pm
Talk by His Holiness Partha Sarathi Das Goswami
Saturday, 17 August
His Holiness Bhakti Caitanya Swami’s Vyasa-puja celebration in ISKCON Lenasia.
Janmashtami Kids’ Eco Morning & Environmental Clean-up at Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Temple at 10am. See poster for details.
Welbedacht East Janmashtami Programme at 9.30am
Jhulana Yatra Begins
Morning class on Srila Prabhupada Lilamrita with Rukmini Dasi at 7.45am
Adivas Ceremony and Jhulana Yatra
4.50pm Welcome of Chota Sri Sri Radha Radhanath on Their swing
5pm Julan Yatra and kirtan
5.40pm Class with Raghava Pandit Das
6pm Light prasada
Sunday, 18 August
Break Fast 06:26-10:08
Srila Rupa Goswami’s Disappearance Anniversary
Morning class on Caitanya Caritamrita, Madhya-lila 1.35 with Atri Rishi Das at 7.45am
Port Shepstone Janmashtami Hall Programme at 2pm
Andhra Hall, Marburg
Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Temple Love Feast at 3pm
His Holiness Partha Sarathi Das Goswami will speak from Srimad Bhagavatam, Canto 10, Chapter 21-The Gopis Glorify the Song of Krishna’s Flute.
Malvern Janmashtami Hall Programme at 4pm
Church Hall (opposite the bowling club), 152 Stella Road, Hillary
Talk by Swarup Damodar Das
Monday, 19 August
Morning class by His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada at 7.45am
Tuesday, 20 August
Morning class on Srimad Bhagavatam 1.3.24 at 7.45am
Unit 9/11, Chatsworth Janmashtami Hall Programme at 7pm
Arena Park Community Hall, Talk by His Holiness Bhakti Brhat Bhagavat Swami
Reservoir Hills Janmashtami Hall Programme at 6pm
Seva Samaj Hall, Talk by His Holiness Partha Sarathi Das Goswami
Wednesday, 21 August
Sri Balaram Purnima
7.15am Class by Bhakti Brhat Bhagavat Swami
8am Greeting Sri Sri Radha Radhanath
11am Class with Bhakti Brhat Bhagavat Swami
12.30pm Arati with kirtan
1pm Light prasad
4pm Jhulan Yatra
7pm Arati followed by class by Vibhu Caitanya Das and feast
Finally, Bhakti Katha Dasi invites you to book a day to take care of Krishna. Contact her on 031 4033328 between 10am-1pm or email@example.com.
As always, we look forward to seeing you and hope this finds you in the best spirits,
Your friends at Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Temple