Week Ahead 28 September – 4 October

Dear Friends

The celebrated month of Kartik begins on Thursday 5 October and ends on Saturday 4 November. You are invited to come to the Temple every evening at 7pm to sing the Damodarastakam and offer a lamp to Lord Damodar and Mother Yashoda. A milk drink will be served thereafter. Kartik packs are available at the temple for a minimum donation of R15. Details of the Kartik Purnima festival is in the Week Ahead.

Deity Utsava Seva
You are invited to render personal service to Sri Sri Radha Radhanath by sponsoring towards the Deity worship on Kartik Purnima. Kindly contact Bhakti Devi at Radhanath’s Gifts or tck@iskcondurban.net.

Kartik Milk Drink Sponsorship
R591 per night
Booking may be done via the Book Table.

Your Week Ahead

Thursday 28 September
ISKCON Pietermaritzburg Temple Opening Festival Day 1
Purification and Auspiciousness Festival @6:30pm
Vasudeva Punyaha
Vastu Santi Yajna & Vaisnava Yajna

Friday 29 September
Kirtanuity Youth Night with His Holiness Kadamba Kanana Swami
Register via https://goo.gl/forms/tbsD2gXtNKjEr5GC2 or
WhatsApp: Sudhir 079 144 0003 or Rishan 073 401 6547

ISKCON Pietermaritzburg Temple Opening Festival Day 2
Preliminary Installation of Deities of Gaura Nitai @6:30pm
Netronmilana – Opening the Eyes of the Deities
Vanda Paana – Presenting auspicious articles to the Deities
Sayanotsavam – Deities to rest

Saturday 30 September
Monthly Sankirtan Festival in Pietermaritzburg
9:00am Bus leaves for Pietermaritzburg
10:00am Book Distribution throughout Pietermaritzburg
1:00pm Realizations & Lunch
2:00pm Temple Opening Festival begins
7:00pm Bus to Sri Sri Radha Radhananth Temple
Kindly note: to book your seat on the bus, registration is essential: temple@iskcondurban.net or 031 403 3328

ISKCON Pietermaritzburg Temple Opening Festival Day 3
Installation of Deities @ 2:00pm
Kalash Maha Abhishek
Fire yagna
First Darshan of Gaura Nitai in Their new outfit
Festival of Lord Rama’s victory and burning of Ravana effigy
Prasada will be served from 2:00pm onwards. Feast at 8:00pm

Note: Govinda’s Pizzeria will be closed.

Sunday 1 October
Ekadasi – Fast from grains, beans & legumes.
Govinda’s Pizzeria will be serving a full Ekadasi menu.
NOTE: There will be NO Love Feast at Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Temple

ISKCON Pietermaritzburg Temple Opening Festival Day 4
Official inauguration of the Temple @2:00pm
Cultural Festival @12:00pm
You may bring offerings of fruit, flowers, and other gifts to the Deities of Gaura Nitai from 9:00am onwards. The public can also offer an arati to the Deities.
Ekadasi prasad will be served from 12:00pm. Feast at 5:30pm.

Note: A bus service will be available from Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Temple. Seats are limited therefore bookings are essential. You may book your seat at the Book Table.

Heather Secondary School – A free shuttle service will be available.

Festival Queries
Nalika Rajaram 084 891 7070 | nalika.rajaram26@gmail.com

If you would like to assist this wonderful project in Srila Prabhupada’s movement by way of sponsoring towards the deities and building, please contact Nalika Rajaram.

Monday 2 October
Ekadasi Break Fast 05:33 – 09:41

Thursday 5 October
Kartik Purnima
4th Month of Chaturmasya – Fast from urad dhal.
7:00pm Darshan of Sri Sri Radha Radhanath in Their new outfit
Gaura-arati & Kirtan
7:30pm Class by His Holiness Partha Sarathi Das Goswami
8:30pm Offering of lamps to Lord Damodara
Light Prasad will be served thereafter.

Friday 6 October
Bhakti Theatre @8pm
8:00pm Ragas with Nanda Kishore
8:20pm Bhaktimarga Swami’s The Gita
8:40pm MC Pralamz
The show begins at 8pm sharp, so come in early, grab a seat, order your meal and get comfortable for a fun evening of spiritual entertainment.
You may want to bring blankets and cushions. BYS (Bhakti Yoga Society) Cafe will be providing our light meals, snacks, and drinks. Note: Govinda’s Pizzeria will be open. Entry is by donation. All proceeds go to the theatre and the university cultivation programme.

Saturday 7 October
Sri Vyasa-puja of His Holiness Partha Sarathi Das Goswami @5pm

We look forward to seeing you at the temple.

Your friends at Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Temple