Sri Gaura Purnima

Dear Friends,   Hare Krishna.   Tomorrow we celebrate the appearance anniversary of the most munificent incarnation of the Lord, Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu.    “May the Supreme Lord who is known as the son of Srimati Sacidevi be transcendentally situated in the innermost core of your heart. Resplendent with the radiance of molten gold, He more »

Festival News and Views

Dearest Friends,   Hare Krishna. The Durban Festival of Chariots is 6 days away. In case you don’t know the dates: Friday, 29 March to Monday, 1 April. The festival times are 10am to 11pm.   We have received mixed reactions to the “new” Durban Festival of Chariots. Our hope is that the additions will more »

Counting Down

      Dear Friends,   Hare Krishna. We apologise for the late week ahead mail.   The Durban Festival of Chariots is just two week away. Look out for the following:   On the Main Stage…   It’s an unforgettable line up of free entertainment featuring Freshlyground (Monday, 1 April 6pm) and the KZN Philharmonic Orchestra (Sunday, 31 March, 7pm). more »

Dragons, Drums and Dance

Dear Friends, Hare Krishna. We are under four weeks away from the largest cultural festival in Durban.  In each of the coming weeks we will feature two Durban Festival of Chariots events. The chariots parade is on Friday, 29 March from 10.30am, on the lower Marine Parade, close to the shore. The route is not confirmed as yet, more »

Saints and Service

Dear Friends, Hare Krishna. The Durban Festival of Chariots is four weeks away. Many volunteers are required to ensure the success of the festival. You are welcome to volunteer even just an hour or two. Please contact us at Your week ahead: Wednesday, 27 February Special Evening Program at 7pm Hinduism: God and gods This more »

Look to the East

Dear Friends In the last days of March, look at the rising sun on the Eastern shore to see the lotus-eyed Jagannath. This form of the Lord is a manifestation of His joy upon seeing His devotees. We are five weeks away from the Durban Festival of Chariots. His Holiness Indradyumna Swami is here finalising arrangements. more »

How will you host our visitors?

Dear devotees, Please accept my best wishes. All glories to Srila Prabhupada! We are on the brink of a historic event within ISKCON in KZN and South Africa. This year not only do we are celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Durban Festival of Chariots but we attempt to do what no other religious organisation more »

Love and Devotion

Dear Friends Hare Krishna. We are six weeks away from the Durban Festival of Chariots. Bhava Bhakti Dasi is waiting to hear from you to volunteer your time during the festival. You can call her between 10am-1pm on 031 4033328 or You can expect the Jan/Feb Back to Godhead magazine and Hare Krishna News in your more »

Nectar from the Gods

We welcome His Holiness Devamrita Swami tomorrow, Wednesday, 13 February. Do not miss his lucid talk on love at Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Temple at 7pm. Devamrita Swami says, “Every living entity likes to be emotional because all are part of Krishna, Who is the Supreme Emotional Person. Consider this interesting angle: Krishna is God more »

Service, Study and Swamis

Dear Friends Hare Krishna. We are seven weeks away from the Durban Festival of Chariots. At the Ista Gosthi on Sunday, the following topics were discussed: 1. His Holiness Indradyumna Swami and Swarup Damodar Das will head up a special clean-up squad over the four-day Durban Festival of Chariots. You can contact Divesh Maharaj, on more »