We are exactly one month away from our temple’s 30th anniversary celebrations. Many of us come to the temple to join in the festivities, see the temple’s impressive profile while driving on Higginson Highway, or maybe proudly affiliate ourselves with the temple; take a moment to offer your prayers and gratitude to all those who gave us and continue to give us this holy sanctuary.
In recent years the Temple has enjoyed some recognition and in our 30th year we took on the task of restoring and renovating the temple. It has not been an easy road as we face numerous challenges. Vibhu Caitanya Prabhu, now overseeing the project, humbly remarked that he was profoundly struck by the realisation that this temple is a labour of love built by the early devotees themselves.
Current renovations include: spraying the temple room benches, replacing the large artworks, replacing the faded tiles around the moat and new signage.
Your Week Ahead
7:00pm Special Evening Class with His Holiness Bhakti Caitanya Swami on the Glories of Lord Vamanadeva
Thursday, 24 September
Ekadasi – Fast from all grains, beans and legumes
Fast until midday to honour Lord Vamanadeva
8:00am Maha Harinam & POST Heritage Day Walk
Green Hub Blue Lagoon
Contact Virabhadra 071 870 0588 for collection of your ticket.
Friday, 25 September
Appearance Anniversary of Lord Vamanadeva
Appearance Anniversary of Srila Jiva Gosvami
Break Fast 05:42 – 09:46
Saturday, 26 September
Appearance Anniversary of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur
Fast until midday
Programme will begin at 11:00am
Sunday, 27 September
Disappearance Anniversary of Srila Haridas Thakur
3:00pm Love Feast
Monday, 28 September
Acceptance of sannyasa (renounced order) by Srila Prabhupada
3rd Month of Chaturmasya
(Fast from milk)
Dates to Note
Saturday, 3 October
Vyasa-puja celebration of His Holiness Partha Sarathi Das Goswami at 6pm.
Commemorating Srila Prabhupada’s 40th Anniversary of his Visit to South Africa – Event Guide
Monday, 5 October
4:30pm Receive Deity of Prabhupada at old Durban airport (Prospecton) followed by motor parade from the old airport through the streets of Chatsworth to Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Temple.
6:30pm Programme at Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Temple
Tuesday, 6 October
9:00am Japa Walk and Maha Harinama at the Durban Beachfront, followed by picnic and Food For Life prasada distribution.
7:00pm Programme at New Jagannath Puri Temple
Thursday, 8 October
Programme at UKZN, Westville Campus. Details to follow.
Friday, 9 October
6:30pm Programme at Luxmi Narayan Hall in Mobeni Heights
Saturday, 10 October
6:00pm Programme at Seva Samaj Hall in Reservoir Hills
Sunday, 11 October
Maha Harinam Day and Pietermaritzburg Programme. Subject to confirmation.
For more information regarding Srila Prabhupada’s 40th Anniversary celebrations, kindly contact Champakalata Dasi:
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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
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