Week Ahead 16-22 August

Dear Friends
Have you joined yet? It’s easy! Simply email temple@iskcondurban.net with #TeamLove in the subject line and we will contact you. Or you can WhatsApp #TeamLove to 062 526 3606. #TeamLove kicks off with the temple maha clean-up on Sunday 19 August.
Bhakti Yoga Society (BYS) Needs A Cover!
BYS (the university student cultivation program) will be hosting two Bhakti Cloud events on UKZN and Howard campuses. Bhakti Cloud is a spiritual music festival. Lend BYS a hand by loaning your gazebo over the festival. Contact Rukmini: 084 579 1080
Deity Utsava Seva
Festival season is just around the corner. Sri Sri Radha Radhanath, Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, and Giriraj Govardhan will be receiving special worship over the festival days. You can also be a part of personal service to the Deity. Simply sponsor a puja, items for worship, etc. Contact Bhakti Devi: 031 403 3328 or tck@iskcondurban.net

His Holiness Bhaktijivana Vrajananda Swami’s visit to Durban has been delayed.

Your Week Ahead
Saturday 18 August
Malvern Janmashtami Festival @4pm
Malvern Orphanage, 10 Coniston Lane, Queensburgh
Pinetown Janmashtami Hall Festival @5pm
Pinetown Civic Hall, Kings Road
with His Holiness Partha Sarathi Das Goswami
One Year Memorial of His Grace Madhukanta Das @4pm
ISKCON Pietermaritzburg Sri Sri Dayal Nitai-Gaurahari Temple
Cnr of Bombay Road and Olympia Way
Guest Speaker: His Grace Jaisacinandana Das
Sunday 19 August
SSRRT Maha Clean-up
Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu set the example on how to welcome the Lord by personally cleansing the Gundica Temple. In preparation of Sri Krishna Janmashtami and following in the Lord’s footsteps we will be doing a thorough cleansing of Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Temple, the temple gardens, and including the surrounding area. You are invited to join in and help make the temple more beautiful for the Lord’s divine appearance.
11:45am Srila Prabhupada’s Guru-puja followed by a reading by His Grace Vibhu Caitanya Das
12:15pm Break into Cleaning Teams
12:30pm Maha Cleaning begins
4:15pm Sri Sri Radha Radhanath’s Inspection Parikrama
5:00pm Feast
Monday 20 August
Hare Krishna! – The Movie Screening in Merebank
Merebank Community Hall @7pm
For tickets call 084 441 5647
Tuesday 21 August
Jhulana Yatra Begins
Chota Sri Sri Radha Radhanath swing festival will begin after Gaura-arati.
Wednesday 22 August
Ekadasi – Fast from all grains beans and legumes
Jhulana Yatra – Chota Sri Sri Radha Radhanath swing festival will begin after Gaura-arati
Thursday 23 August
Ekadasi Break Fast 06:21 – 06:47
Jhulana Yatra – Chota Sri Sri Radha Radhanath swing festival will begin after Gaura-arati
Dates to Note
Friday 24 August
Jhulana Yatra – Chota Sri Sri Radha Radhanath swing festival will begin after Gaura-arati
Saturday 25 August
Kirtanuity Youth Night @6pm
Jhulana Yatra – Chota Sri Sri Radha Radhanath swing festival will begin after Gaura-arati
Screen Shot 2018-08-07 at 12.24.34Sunday 26 August
Sri Balarama Purnima
Fast until midday
Jhulana Yatra Ends
4:30am Mangal Arati
5:00am Tulasi-puja
5:15am Japa
7:00am Srila Prabhupada Guru-puja
7:15am Morning Class
8:00am Deity Greetings
11:00am Special Balarama Purnima Class
12:30pm Arati & kirtan
1:00pm Jhulana-yatra
1:30pm Feast
(no afternoon program)
Janmashtami Hall Festivals
Saturday 25 August
Stanger Janmashtami Hall Festival @4:30pm
Sanathan Mundal Hall, 21 Greyridge Drive
Special Guest: Partha Sarathi Das Goswami
Mid South Coast Janmashtami Hall Festival @4pm
Craigieburn Temple Hall, Temple Road
Port Shepstone Janmashtami Hall Festival @3:30pm
Ram Narayana Temple, Dairy Road, Marburg
Tongaat Namahatta Janmashtami Hall Festival @6:30pm
Vishwaroop Temple, 10 Plein Street
Monday 27 August
Merebank Janmashtami Hall Festival @7pm
Merebank community hall
Thursday 30 August
Sea Cow Lake Janmashtami Hall Festival @6:30pm
Sri Vishnu Temple
Friday 31 August
Kendra Janmashtami Hall Festival @7pm
Kendra Hall, 5 John Zikhali Rd, Greyville
Special Guest: Partha Sarathi Das Goswami
Saturday 1 September
Richards Bay
ISKCON Temple Site @ 2:30pm
Estcourt Janmashtami Hall Festival @3pm
Swami Sahajananda, Community Centre, Canna Avenue
Northdene Janmashtami Hall Festival @5pm
Santh Samaj, Santh Circle
Clare Estate Janmashtami Hall Festival @6:30pm
Salligram Hall, Clare Road
Lotus Park Janmashtami Hall Festival @6:30pm
Lotus Park Community Hall, 4 Araucaria Place
Special Guest: Partha Sarathi Das Goswami