To imbibe Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu’s mood and to spread the glories of the holy name far and wide, we will host 13 Maha Harinams across Durban. We will also hand out maha biscuits to everyone during the Harinam. This year is the 531st Anniversary of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu’s appearance, and to honour this we will make 5310 biscuits. You are invited to help us accomplish this task. Baking begins on Saturday, 4 March at 9am and continues on Sunday, 5 March at 9am.
Your Week Ahead
Sunday, 5 March
Astounding Bhagavad-gita presented by His Grace Madhusevita Das
Madhusevita Das, a BBT trustee, GBC and initiating guru in Italy, has embarked on printing a 2,8m by 2m Bhagavad-gita, which will make it the largest printed sacred text in the world. This Bhagavad-gita will be a landmark in the history of Vaisnavism in general, and of ISKCON in particular. It will be an unprecedented offering to Srila Prabhupada and the previous Acaryas comparable only to the Temple of Vedic Planetarium.
Wednesday, 8 March
Ekadasi – Fast from all grains, beans & legumes
Thursday, 9 March
Break Fast 05:52 –10:01
Sri Gaura Purnima 3 Day Festival Guide
Saturday, 11 March
13 Harinams across Durban and distribution of 5310 biscuits.
Details to follow.
Sunday, 12 March
Sri Gaura Purnima Festival
Fast until moonrise.
4:30am Mangal Arati
7:00am Class by His Holiness Bhakti Caitanya Swami
9:00am 6 Hour Kirtan in the temple room, including an hour reading of Sri Caitanya Caritamrta
2:00pm Mini Festival for the Children
3:00pm Srila Prabhupada’s Guru Puja and reading of CHAD
3:30pm Abhishek to Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu
(The names of all the devotees who participated in the Saturday Harinama will be read out during the abhishek.)
4:00pm Class by His Grace Swarup Damodar Das
5:00pm Ekadasi Prasada Feast
6:30pm Bhakti Theatre’s Caitanya Yuga
Monday, 13 March
Festival of Jagannath Misra
7:40am Class by His Holiness Bhakti Caitanya Swami
8:30am Traditional Vedic feast served on banana-leaf plates
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BBT Africa invites you to submit an offering to His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada.
Submission deadline is Sunday, 14 May 2017. For guidelines and to submit your offering please click on the link below.