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 078 870 0861 or, to enrol for this service.

2. The temple is in the process of acquiring medical insurance (hospital plan) for resident devotees, who have committed a minimum of two years full time service. The average cost is R511/month per devotee. Lord Krishna appreciates service to His devotees more than to Himself. In this spirit we encourage you to contribute to this project. You may contact Swarup Damodar or Vibhu Caitanya at the temple.

3. The temple motto is “My Temple, Our Temple, Srila Prabhupada’s Family”. In line with this, Subananda Das presented a strategic and operational plan for the temple. Look out for updates and request for suggestions in the coming months.

4. Security. Please note that all vehicles will be searched upon entering and leaving the temple premises. If you are taking any temple property out then you will require a gate pass, which you can get from the General Manager, Dheeruj, 0788700861.

5. There was a discussion on the implementation of a coupon system at the Sunday Feast to improve the quality and mood. The management team and other devotees will take this idea forward. We will keep you updated about what this means and how it will affect you.

Your week ahead

Wednesday, 6 February
Seminar with Urmila Dasi at New Jagannath Puri Temple.

Thursday, 7 February
Seminar with Urmila Dasi at New Jagannath Puri Temple.

Friday, 8 February
Scottsburgh Banquet with Urmila Dasi

Saturday, 9 February
Eco Awareness for Children at Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Temple from 10am. Urmila Dasi will join this initiative. Please see attached poster for more details.
His Holiness Partha Sarathi Das Goswami recently returned from India due to ill health. We welcome his association at a special programme at 7pm in Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Temple.
Pietermaritzburg programme with Urmila Dasi at 7pm.

Sunday, 10 February
Ladysmith Temple Deity Installation Anniversary festival with His Holiness Krishna Das Swami.

New Jagannath Puri Sunday Love Feast with Urmila Dasi at 11am.
Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Sunday Love Feast with Urmila Dasi at 4pm.

Monday, 11 February
Srimad Bhagavatam Class with Urmila Dasi at 7.45am
BYS programme with Urmila Dasi at 12pm

Wednesday, 13 February

We welcome His Holiness Devamrta Swami, Co-GBC for South Africa back to Durban.
Evening Programme with Maharaja at 7pm.
His detailed schedule will be released early next week.

Bhaktivedanta College Classes in Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Temple

Living in Krishna Consciousness, Mondays, 6.30pm with Jaisacinandana Das 0837773328
Caitanya-caritamrta Overview, Tuesdays with Vibhu Caitanya Das 0837757515

Bhagavad-gita Overview, Wednesdays, 7pm with Lognath Maharaj 0844106769
Nectar of Instruction, Saturdays, 3pm with Ramanuacarya Das 0734660521
Madhava Class (7-8years), Sundays with Narmada Dasi 031 4001370
Damodar Class (9-10 years), Sundays with Triveni Dasi 031 4001370
Madan Mohan Class (11-12years), Sundays with Krsangi Radhe Dasi 031 9033642

Finally you can read the January/February Hare Krishna News by downloading or viewing it on our website It is on the homepage side bar. You can look forward to reading about the Durban Festival of Chariots highlights, a parenting guide series and fulfilling our need for fantasy, an exceptional story telling series from the Vedas.

If you are interested in taking care of Krishna on Lord Nityananda’s appearance anniversary please contact Bhakti Katha Dasi 031 4033328 between 8.30am-1pm, Monday to Friday.
Until next week. We trust this finds you in the best spirits.

Your Friends at Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Temple

Telephone: 031 4033328
Fax: 031 4034429