2017 Janmashtami

What’s Happening 

Monday, 14 August

Adivas Ceremony

Temple Room

7:00pm Arati & Kirtan

7:30pm Ceremony to invoke auspiciousness

8:00pm Talk by His Holiness Bhakti Caitanya Swami

8:30pm Light prasad

 

Screen Shot 2017-08-14 at 2.00.37 PMTuesday, 15 August

Sri Krishna Janmashtami

Fast until midnight

 

Temple Schedule

4:30am Deity Greeting in Their 1st new outfit

Mangal Arati & Kirtan by His Holiness

Bhakti Caitanya Swami

5:00am Tulasi-puja & Japa

7:00am Srila Prabhupada’s Guru-puja

7:10am Class by His Holiness Bhakti Brhat Bhagavata Swami

8:30am Deity Greeting in Their 2nd new outfit

9:00am – 9:00pm Public Offerings & Kirtan

Kindly note: You may offer gifts, jewellery, flowers, cooking ingredients, & birthday cards to Sri Sri Radha Radhanath.

9:00pm Altar Closes

9:00pm Kirtan

Midnight Deity Greeting in Their 3rd new outfit

Arati & Kirtan

NOTE: Darshan will be until 1:00am.

Cultural Entertainment Stage

5:00pm Bhajans by ISKCON Youth

6:15pm Talk by His Holiness Bhakti Narasimha Swami

7:00pm Drama–Transcendental Links

7:30pm Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Maha Abhishek 

8:45pm Sanskrit Verse Recital by ISKCON Children

9:00pm Variety Music by Kannan Veeramani (India)

& Bharata Natyam Dances

10:10pm Bhajans by Meena Mothilall

10:30pm Music by Jamuna Jivana Das

11:00pm Kirtan & Talk by Bhakti Caitanya Swami

11:45pm Final Kirtan by Nanda Kishore (India)

*Program Subject to Change

 

Krishna Book @ The Campfire 

Temple Gardens 

6:00pm Delivering the Wives of the Brahmanas

– Krishna Book, Chapter 23

7:00pm Beautiful Krishna

– Select Verses from Bhagavad-gita

8:00pm The Gopis Attracted by the Flute

– Krishna Book, Chapter 21

9:00pm The Killing of Dhenukasura

– Krishna Book, Chapter 15

10:00pm Krishna Kidnaps Rukmini

– Krishna Book, Chapters 52, 53 & 54

Readings will be accompanied by music & drama

Gopi Dots & Henna

6pm – 10pm

Near Cultural Entertainment Marquee

 

Mantra Park

yajñānāṁ japa-yajño ’smi

Sri Krishna says, “Of sacrifices I am the chanting of the holy names [japa].” (Bg10.25)

6pm – 11pm

Temple Gardens

Chant 108 Hare Krishna maha-mantras with Srila Prabhupada.

 

Movies Under the Stars

6pm – 11pm

Temple Amphitheater

 

Srila Prabhupada Exhibit

Near Cultural Entertainment Marquee

All Day

Govinda’s Restaurant & Radhanath’s Gifts

Festival Trading Times: 10:30am – 11:00pm 

Radhanath’s Gifts has just unpacked a new range of Gopi Outfits and other stock.

Govinda’s Pizzeria: 5:00pm – 10:00pm

Parking & Security

We are happy to report that no vehicles were stolen, no vehicle break-ins, and no visitors were harmed at the 2016 Sri Krishna Janmashtami Festival.  Note: there will be street closures. Parking will be available around the Temple vicinity and at the City Treasurer’s Office (opposite Chatsworth Centre).

The Park & Ride Shuttle Service will be available from 7pm until 2am. There will be visible security, volunteer security, and metro police patrol at all parking facilities.

Drop & Go at the Main Entrance to the Festival

Take advantage of this facility if you have seniors, small children, or disabled persons. Then park and make use of the shuttle service.

Janmashtami Festivals also held at the following venues:

New Jagannath Puri Temple (ISKCON Phoenix) from 4pm with His Holiness Partha Sarathi Das Goswami and Bhakti Brhat Bhagavata Swami

ISKCON Pietermaritzburg from 6:00pm with Bhakti Narasimha Swami

ISKCON Ladysmith from 6:00pm

ISKCON Newcastle from 6:00pm

Note: Due to the cold weather, the cows have returned to their home.

Wednesday, 16 August

Sri Vyasa-puja of His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

Fast until midday

Kindly note: Food offerings for Srila Prabhupada must be handed in at the Temple Amphitheatre no later than 10:30am.

 

Screen Shot 2017-08-01 at 6.11.50 PMTemple Schedule

4:30am Mangal Arati & Kirtan by His Divine Grace

A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

5:00am Tulasi-puja & Japa

7:00am Srila Prabhupada’s Guru-puja

7:10am Class by His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta

Swami Prabhupada

8:00am Deity Greeting in Their new outfit

9:30am Kirtan

10:00am Offering of Vyasa-puja Book

10:15am Meaning of Vyasa-puja by His Grace Ramanujacharya Das and His Holiness Bhakti Narasimha Swami

10:30am Srila Prabhupada Abhishek

11:15am Reading of Offerings

12:00pm Class by His Holiness Bhakti Caitanya Swami

12:30pm Raj Bhoga Arati & Kirtan

1:00pm Srila Prabhupada’s Pushpa-puja and Guru-puja

1:30pm Feast

Srila Prabhupada Vyasa-puja Festivals also held at the following venues:

New Jagannath Puri Temple (ISKCON Phoenix) from 10am with His Holiness Bhakti Brhat Bhagavata Swami

ISKCON Pietermaritzburg – Installation of the deity of Srila Prabhupada @4:00pm

with His Holiness Partha Sarathi Das Goswami and His Holiness Bhakti Caitanya Swami