2023 Prabhupada Marathon Guide

Dear Friends

2023 Prabhupada Marathon
27 November 2023 – 7 January 2024

“…Please go on increasing more and more book distribution.
You are working in the right direction.” [Letter to Abhirama, 9 Jan 1976]

Here is how you can join the marathon!
1. Kids League
Join the 20-book challenge. #Youcandoit
2. Youth
Join a team or the weekly Harinam in and around Durban
3. Go Solo
Take a book pack and distribute it at your will and time or gift it to loved ones or maybe it is time to update your personal library.
4. Team Up
Friends/Nama-hattas are invited to register as a team. Distribute books door-to-door, on the street or at pre-arranged spots.
5. Support Spiritual Learning
If you don’t have the time, you can chip in towards our spiritual learning initiative by donating towards Book Distribution
7. Be A Hero
We arrange everything – the place, the books, the company. Or accompany a seasoned book distributor and assist them by carrying their book bag or driving them around.
8. Live to Give Campaign
Our goal is to distribute 1 808 Bhagavad Gitas for the Advent of Bhagavad Gita (Gita Jayanti)
9. Train
Assist in training devotees on how to distribute Srila Prabhupada’s books.

How to order books on WhatsApp?
1. Save the ISKCON Durban Sankirtan Office Whatsapp number: 079 378 9762
2. Click on the catalogue icon on the top right-hand corner
3. Select your book titles and quantity by using “+”
4. View your order (to check and adjust your order)
5. Send order request
6. Your order will be finalised with an official invoice from the admin team and the collection arrangements will be confirmed.

Save the Date
The Lotus Market • 16 December • 10am-4pm

You can look forward to great vibes, artisanal vegan and vegetarian food, local crafters, home businesses, and more. Take a leisurely browse through the market with family and friends, kids have a play zone, and there is plenty of safe parking. If you would like to book a stall, please contact
Doyal Caitanya 083 557 1062
Namamrita 084 500 4101
Nerson 084 401 0119
Paramatma 076 549 5474
Shanil 0683440313

4-page 2024 Wall Calendar
Available from Kartik Purnima Festival – Monday 27 November 2023
Price: R60 each

Week Ahead

Saturday 25 November
Transcendental Diaries Class @7:30am

By His Holiness Rama Govinda Swami

Westville Nama-hatta @3pm
Sridama Visits Sri Krishna in Dwaraka

with His Grace Anantadev Das
Venue: UKZN Westville Hindu Centre
Queries: Paramatma Das via WhatsApp 076 549 5474

Sunday 26 November
Krishna Book Class @7:30am

with Her Grace Ranga Devi Dasi

Love Feast @11am
Endeavour & Mercy

with His Holiness Rama Govinda Swami
Special Drama by the BCEC Kartik Kids “The Butter Thief”

Monday 27 November
Kartik Purnima – Last Night of Kartik

Kartik Ends.
5:30pm Kirtan
6:00pm Class – The Impossible Dream by His Grace Vibhu Caitanya Das (National Book Distribution Minister)
7:00pm Gaura Arati & Kirtan
7:20pm Singing of Damodarastaka followed by the last offering of lamps to
Lord Damodar & Mother Yashoda.
7:45pm Prasad
9:00pm Arati & offering of lamps


WhatsApp Migration
Messages will be sent via the broadcast as well as the ISKCON Durban channel during the migration period. You can now subscribe to our WhatsApp ISKCON Durban News channel for darshan, news and event updates. Please subscribe here. If you experience any issues, please check that our WhatsApp is updated.

Govinda’s Restaurant & Radhanath’s Gifts
Monday – Saturday 9:30am-4pm
Sundays & Public Holidays 9:30am-3pm

How to Connect to the Temple?
031 403 3328 • temple@iskcondurban.net • iskcondurban.net