Celebrating the Best Devotees

Dear Friends
We celebrate Srila Prabhupada’s disappearance festival this week. It seems contradictory that the passing of a Vaisanava is a festival. But in Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura’s words, “He reasons ill who tells that Vaisnavas die. When thou are living still in sound! The Vaisnavas die to live, and living try to spread the holy name around!”

Srila Prabhupada is never lost to the faithful follower and on Saturday, 17 November 2012, we have the opportunity to worship him, remember him and give thanks to him. His books-his sound-is our guiding light and will continue to guide us for many years.

Our week ahead is filled with the much loved Govardhan Festival and we also get to worship one of our mothers, the cow.
Wednesday, 14 November
Govardhan Puja and Go Puja

4.30am: Mangal Arati and kirtan
5.00am:  Tulasi Puja, Japa, and Srila Prabhupada’s Guru Puja
7.10am:  Srimad Bhagavatam Class
8.00am:  Greeting Their Lordships Sri Sri Radha Radhanath (in Their new outfit)
10.00am:  Kirtan
10.30am:  Go-Puja
11.00pm: Abhisek (bathing ceremony) for Sri Giriraj
11.30pm: Class
12.30pm: Raj Bhoga Arati and Govardhan Parikram 
1.30pm:  Prasadam Feast
7.00pm:  Arati and Kirtan
7.30pm:  Offering of lamps and Damodarastakam bhajan
8.00pm:  Milk drink prasadam

NOTE: Govardhan Puja Festival at New Jagannatha Puri, Phoenix, starts at 6.30pm with Giriraj personally present.
Govardhan Puja Festival and Go-puja at 27 Evans Road, off Tensing Road, Umkomaas at 6.30pm. Call Haridev Das on 039 978 3000 for more details. 

Saturday, 17 November 2012
Srila Prabhupada’s Disappearance Day

4.30am:  Mangal Arati and kirtan
5.00am:  Tulasi Puja and Japa
7.00am:  Greeting of the Deities, followed by Srila Prabhupada’s Guru Puja
7.10am: Class
7.30am:  Srimad Bhagavatam Class by HDG AC Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
10.30am:  Kirtan
11.00pm: Abhisek (bathing ceremony) for HDG AC Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
11.30pm: Talks by Senior Devotees
12.30pm: Raj Bhoga Arati and kirtan
1.00pm:  Puspa Puja and Guru Puja to HDG AC Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
1.30pm:  Prasadam Feast
5.30pm:  Offering of lamps and Damodarastakam bhajan
7.00pm:  Arati and Kirtan
7.15pm:  Guru Puja to HDG AC Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhuapda
7.30pm:  Remembering Srila Prabhupada
9.00pm:  Light prasadam

Sunday, 18 November Love Feast with class by Prabhanu Das at 4pm
Monday, 19 November Morning class by His Divine Grave A. C. Bhaktivendanta Swami at 7.45am
You are invited to bring bhoga offerings on both Govardhan Puja and Srila Prabhupada’s disappearance day and you can make a garland for Srila Prabhupada on Saturday.

Your friends at 
Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Temple
50 Bhaktivendanta Swami Circle
Unit 5, Chatsworth
Temple Website: www.iskcondurban.net

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