A good holiday read…

Dear Friends,

Please accept our best wishes.

The year is drawing to a close. Everywhere is filled with red and green decorations and specials to tantalise that ever elusive quest for contentment. Don’t we work all year to reap the reward of that much awaited year-end bonus and holiday?  Only for it to be gone instantaneously. Time is fleeting. Sri Krishna says in Bhagavad-gita 10.30, “…among subduers I am time.”

So, it is vital how we choose to spend our hard earned time. As you are aware, we are in the midst of the Srila Prabhupada Book Marathon and in the spirit of utilising time properly, we encourage that you please be a part of it, either b y distributing books or buying/sponsoring books. Choosing to be a part of the Srila Prabhupada Book Marathon is time well spent as it is an action of/for the soul. The benefit is not fleeting but will be carried through eternally. The devotees from the temple are extremely inspired and have already visited Pietermaritzburg and Port Shepstone, and tomorrow are going to Richards Bay and on Monday the mid-South Coast.

We welcome His Holiness Bhakti Caitanya Swami on Monday, 10 December 2012. Maharaj has long been the commander of the book distributors and he is a treasure trove of inspiration. If you would like to meet Maharaj or invite him to your home for more inspiration on sharing Srila Prabhupada’s books, you can contact Saci Kumar Das on 0826298167.

You can view book scores on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/DurbanKrishna and you are invited to share your stores too.

We offer you with pleasure the November/December Hare Krishna News. Simply go to “Downloads”.

You will notice that there are some changes, we are in the process of upgrading our site. You can look forward to more information and updates, including daily darshan, on the site.

Please note carefully the following attractions:

Sunday, 9 December


Sunday Love Feast with His Holiness Kadamba Kanana Swami at 4pm.


Wednesday, 12 December

Launch program for the 2013 Festival of Chariots with His Holiness Indradyumna Swami, His Holiness Bhakti Caitanya Swami and His Holiness Kadamba Kanana Swami. The 2013 Festival of Chariots is the 25th anniversary of the Ratha Yatra festival. Devotees are going all-out to make this a spectacular event. You will be briefed as to what is planned and how you can get involved. Do not miss this important and ecstatic festival update.

Saturday-Monday 15-17 December

The Phoenix Ratha Yatra will be hosted at the Rydalvale Grounds and attending will be HH Bhakti Caitanya Swami, HH Indradyumna Swami, HH BB Govinda Swami, HH Kadamba Kanana Swami, and HH BB Bhagavat Swami and many international kirtaneers. With so much association and excitement, it must be in your December holiday plans.

We trust that this finds you in the best Krishna conscious spirits.

Your friends at

Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Temple

Rydalvale Grounds, Phoenix

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