Sri Radhashtami 2018 Festival Guide

Dear Friends
We have a splendid weekend planned to honour and celebrate Srimati Radharani. His Holiness Kadamba Kanana Swami has especially come to celebrate with us. Clear your schedule and take this opportunity to fill your heart with Sri Radha’s divine love and mercy.
Saturday 15 September – Festival Day 1
Sacred Street Party @10am
with Kadamba Kanana Swami
Starts at Mini Town. Dress in your finest and most colourful. Do not forget your comfortable shoes, a sunhat, sunglasses, and sunblock.
Prayer Cards for Srimati Radharani @3pm
In the Amphitheatre.
Bhakti Theatre will facilitate anyone wishing to offer a prayer and personal devotion to Srimati Radharani. Come along and design your own card and personal prayer. We will provide all raw materials for a donation of R30. Proceeds go towards the theatre.
Flower Petals for Flower Festival @4pm
We can all directly participate in the Flower Festival (flower petal bathing ceremony) by helping to make petals for the festival. You are also invited to sponsor petals for the abhishek.
1kg marigold petals @R108
1kg rose petals @R258
Kindly contact Bhakti Devi: or 031 403 3328.
Sunday 16 September – Festival Day 2
Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Flower Festival @3pm
with Kadamba Kanana Swami
Monday 17 September – Festival Day 3
Sri Radhashtami
Fast until midday.
You are invited to bring offerings of gifts, flowers, jewellery, and birthday cards for Srimati Radharani.
4:30am Deity Darshan in Their 1st new outfit and Mangal Arati & Kirtan
5:00am Tulasi-puja & Japa
7:00am Srila Prabhupada’s Guru-puja
7:10am Class by Kadamba Kanana Swami
8:15am Greeting of Sri Sri Radha Radhanath in Their 2nd new outfit
10:00am Sri Sri Radha Radhanath’s Abhishek & Kirtan by Kadamba Kanana Swami
11:30am Class by Kadamba Kanana Swami
12:30pm Arati & Kirtan
1:15pm Feast
5:30 – 6:45pm Feast (Prasad will not be served after the programme.)
7:00pm Deity Darshan in Their 3rd new outfit and Arati & Kirtan
7:30pm Class by His Holiness Partha Sarathi Das Goswami and His Holiness Kadamba Kanana SwamiNOTE: The festival will be broadcast live on MayapurTV on the Durban channel. Program is subject to change.

Sri Radhashtami Festival celebrations also held at the following venues:
New Jagannath Puri Temple (ISKCON Phoenix) – All day.
ISKCON Pietermaritzburg from 6:30pm
ISKCON Estcourt from 6:30pm
ISKCON Ladysmith from 6:30pm
ISKCON Newcastle from 6:30pm

Sri Radhashtami Deity Utsava Seva
You are invited to render personal service to the Deities on this most auspicious day. Sponsorships begin at R108 (flower petals for Flower Festival). Please call Bhakti Devi: 031 403 3328 or to Note

Thursday 20 September
Ekadasi – Fast from all grains, beans & legumes.
Fast until midday for Lord Vamana.
Friday 21 September
Appearance Anniversary of Lord Vamana
(Fast will be done on Thursday 20 September)
Ekadasi Break Fast 05:47-09:48
Saturday 22 September
Appearance Anniversary of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur
Fast until midday.
Festival will begin at 11am
Bhadra Campaign
24 September 2018
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