Sri Radhashtami 2022 Festival Guide

Dear Friends

We are looking forward to celebrating Srimati Radharani, the divine goddess of bhakti, with you this weekend. Please take advantage of the various services available to you. Remember you can also bring birthday cards, gifts, and cooking ingredients for Sri Sri Radha Radhanath.

Cake Offerings
Would you like to bake a cake as a personal offering to Srimati Radharani? Booking essential. Contact Nitya Manjari 073 023 3761 via WhatsApp for the necessary guidelines. Note: No offerings will be accepted without a confirmed booking.

Flower Festival Service
Come and help prepare flower petals on Saturday 3 September from 10am for the spectacular flower abhishek.

Srimati Radharani’s Maha Abhisek
“Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī takes Her first bath in the shower of the nectar of compassion, and She takes Her second bath in the nectar of youth. After Her midday bath, Rādhārāṇī takes another bath in the nectar of bodily luster.” (Caitanya Caritamrta Madhya 8.167-168)
You are invited to assist with Srimati Radharani’s abhishek ceremony. Donation R1008.
Contact Bhakti Katha 061 464 5327 or

Radhanath’s Gifts Radhashtami Special
20% off ALL Gopi Outfits
*Valid until Sunday 4 September

Sri Radhashtami Festival Guide
Saturday 3 September

Festival Day 1
7:00am Darshan of the Deities
7:15am Srila Prabhupada’s Guru-puja
7:30am Class by His Holiness Bhakti Caitanya Swami
8:30am Breakfast Prasada

10:00am Festival for cutting flower petals
1:30pm Lunch Prasada
2:30pm Cutting flower petals continued

Pushpa Abhishek
4:00pm Kirtan
4:15pm Darshan of Deities in Their flower outfit and Arati & Kirtan
4:30pm Class by His Holiness Bhakti Caitanya Swami
5:00pm Pushpa Abhishek
6:00pm Prasada

Sunday 4 September
Sri Radhashtami

Fasting until midday
4:30am Mangal Arati and Darshan of Deities in Their 2nd new outfit
7:15am Srila Prabhupada’s Guru-puja
7:30am Greeting of the Deities in Their 3rd new outfit
7:45am Class & Initiation Ceremony by Bhakti Caitanya Swami

10:15am Special Cake Offering
10:30am Maha Abhishek
11:30am Class by His Grace Swarup Damodar Das
12:30pm Arati & Kirtan
1:15pm Prasada Feast

4:15pm Arati & Kirtan
4:30pm Kirtan
5:30pm Drama and Classes by His Holiness Bhakti Caitanya Swami & His Holiness Partha Sarathi Das Goswami
7:00pm Gaura Arati & Darshan of Deities in Their 4th new outfit
7:30pm Takeaway Prasada

Week Ahead

Thursday 1 September
Appearance of Sita Thakurani
(Consort of Advaita Acharya)

Tuesday 6 September
– Fast from all grains, beans & legumes
Fast until noon for Lord Vamanadeva

Wednesday 7 September
Ekadasi Break Fast 06:04-09:57
Lord Vamandadeva’s Appearance
Fast is done on Tue 6 September

Thursday 8 September
Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur’s Appearance

Fast until noon


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Sri Bhadra Purnima
Saturday 10 September

“If on the full moon day of the month of Bhadra one places Srimad-Bhagavatam on a golden throne and gives it as a gift, he will attain the supreme transcendental destination.” Srimad-Bhagavatam 12.13.13
WhatsApp Radha Raman 076 587 9558

ISKCON Disciples Course 2022
Facilitated by His Grace Medhavi Das (ACBSP)
via Zoom
1st and 2nd October
8th and 9th October
15th and 16th October
From 2pm to around 6:30pm over the six days.
Register here

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COVID Protocol at the Temple
1. If you are experiencing flu-like symptoms, kindly stay at home.
2. You are not required to wear a mask, however, you are welcome to exercise personal choice in this matter.

Govinda’s Restaurant & Radhanath’s Gifts
Monday – Saturday 9:30am-4pm
Sundays & Public Holidays 9:30am-3pm
CLOSED on Wednesdays.
Note: The Temple Receptionist can assist you at Radhanath’s Gifts on weekdays between 8am-4pm.

Govinda’s Dining
Monday – Saturday 10am – 3pm
Sundays & Public Holidays 10am – 2pm
CLOSED on Wednesdays.
Function Booking for the Dining Area
1. Maximum 30 people
2. Booking to be placed five days in advance
3. Please take note of our dining times.
4. To discuss details, please get in touch with the temple.

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