Week Ahead 11-17 April 2019

Sri Rama Naumi Festival Schedule
Dear Friends
We celebrate the appearance anniversary of Lord Ramachandra on Saturday 13 April. On hearing of His appearance, the great personalities of the universe danced:

“Hearing of the appearance of Lord Rama, all the sages danced with staffs and waterpots in their hands. The gods danced in heaven and the mortals danced on earth. Dasharath, too, danced in ecstasy. Brahma along with his wife danced in ecstasy. Indra danced with his wife Sachi. Amazingly enough, all the moving and non-moving objects on earth started dancing. In fact, mother earth herself danced in great joy.” —From Krittivas Ramayana, Adi-kanda
Sri Rama Naumi Deity Utsava Seva
You are invited to render personal service to the Deities on this most auspicious day. Sponsorships begin at R658. Please call Bhakti Devi: 031 403 3328 or tck@iskcondurban.net.
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Week Ahead
Saturday 13 March
Sri Rama Naumi
Fast until midday.
Kirtan and public offerings from 9am
4:30am Mangal Arati
7:00am Srila Prabhupada’s Guru-puja
7:15am Class
8:00am Greetings of Sri Sri Radha Radhanath
11:00am Guru-puja & Kirtan
11:30am Class by His Grace Smita Krishna Das
12:30pm Arati & Kirtan
Prasad will be served from 11am
Sunday 14 April 
Jagannath Snana Yatra @9am
New Jagannath Puri Temple 
Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Temple Love Feast @11am
“Why I Love the Love Feast”
A short talk by His Holiness Bhaktimarg Swami
Monday 15 April
Ekadasi – Fast from grains, beans & legumes
Tuesday 16 April 
Ekadasi Break Fast 06:15-10:02
Wednesday 17 April
Special Evening with His Holiness Bhakti Caitanya Swami
UKZN Westville Campus
Hindu Centre Auditorium @6pm
Thursday 18 April 

The Durban Festival of Chariots Gift Store preview opening @4pm
Great pride was taken in sourcing new items and this year is no exception. Women are spoilt for choice with cotton Gharara-style pants outfits, Abhaya-style punjabis, a wide range of cotton saris, cotton kurtis, palazzo pants (including ones in lace), a budget range of gopi outfits, the new Kalamkari gopi outfits, and a new range of traditional costume jewelry. Men can look forward to a new style of 100% cotton Bhagal Bhandi kurtas and T-shirts. For worship we have a new range of the finest quality incense, blowing conch shells, peacock fans, and limited sets of 10cm Jagannath deities. There are loads for the young ones, such as digital print soft dolls: Radha-Krishna, Asta (Eight) Gopis, Prahlad Nrisimha, Cows, Sita-Ram Lakshman & Hanuman; cotton skirts; T-shirts; board games; and story & activity books.
Local is lekker!
Afro-Vaishnava Fashion – Be pleasantly surprised by a local fashion-forward design duo who will present a range of impeccably tailored kurta tops to custom made anarkali dresses using African print in bold and neutral colour palettes, as well as beautiful beadwork in never seen before designs. Their latest range of powerful and thought-provoking statement T-shirts is a must have for the higher thinker. Finally, keep an eye out for an elegant range of locally handcrafted neckbeads.
Durban Festival of Chariots
19-22 April
Old Durban Drive-In