You are warmly invited to the celebration of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu this weekend 14-17 March. Please share the attached posters containing all details of the festivities with friends and family. We are blessed to have His Holiness Devamrita Swami and His Grace Medhavi Prabhu here in KZN to celebrate Gaura Purnima with us.
Meditations on Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu:
“In the age of Kali, intelligent persons perform congregational chanting to worship the incarnation of Godhead who constantly sings the name of Krishna. Although His complexion is not blackish, He is Krishna Himself. He is accompanied by His associates, servants, weapons, and confidential companions.” Srimad Bhagavatam 11.5.32
“May the Supreme Lord who is known as the son of Sriamti Saci-devi be transcendentally situated in the innermost chambers of your heart. Resplendent with the radiance of molten gold, He has appeared in the Age of Kali by His causeless mercy to bestow what no incarnation has ever offered before: the most sublime and radiant mellow of devotional service…” Chaitanya-charitamrita Adi, 1.4
Wednesday, 12 March
Fast from all beans, grains and legumes
Thursday, 13 March
Break Fast 05:54 – 10:01
7.35am Vyasa-puja celebration of His Holiness Tamal Krishna Goswami
Friday, 14 March
7.35am Morning Class with Devamrita Swami
6.15pm Pre Gaura Purnima Kirtan Youth Festival with Devamrita Swami
Saturday, 15 March
Estcourt Festival of Chariot – 10am Estcourt City Centre
10.00am Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Temple car park
10.00am Umlazi Center L800 Mandlemdlve Road
3.00pm Northdene Primary School
4.00pm Lord Chaitanya bhoga offering. Remember Lord Chaitanya’s favourite food is anything from the spinach family. Everyone is invited to bring as many offerings as possible.
5.30pm Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Boat Festival with Devamrita Swami
Sunday, 16 March
Sri Gaura Purnima
Fast until moonrise
You are all especially invited for mangal-arati and japa from 4.30am.
7.10am Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Temple morning class with Medhavi Prabhu
7.45am New Jagannath Puri Temple morning class with Devamrita Swami
11.00am Special Midday Programme
3.00pm Pietermaritzburg Temple class with Medhavi Prabhu
4.00pm Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Temple class with Devamrita Swami
Monday, 17 March
Please note that the Festival of Jagannath Misra, i.e the feast will be at 1pm not 9am.
For more details see attached poster.
As always, we look forward to seeing you and hope this finds you in the best spirits,