Final Week Ahead for 2023

Dear Friends

As we begin our holidays, we invite you to close the year with Sri Sri Radha Radhanath. The Temple will be open and offer various events, celebrations, morning programs, service opportunities, Vaishnava association, and a holiday workshop. It is a great time to invest in your spiritual practice and realign for 2024.

Govinda’s & Radhanath’s Gifts
Public Holiday Trading Times
Saturday 16 Dec, 2023 (Day of Reconciliation) – open until 3 PM
Monday 25 Dec, 2023 (Christmas Day) – CLOSED
Tuesday 26 Dec, 2023 (Day of Goodwill) – open until 3 PM
Monday 1 Jan 2024 (New Year’s Day) – open until 3 PM

Prabhupada Marathon 2023
until 8 January 2024
Books are the gifts that keep on giving. We have a wide selection of books including various NEW titles. Check out the WhatsApp Book Store here.

Bhakti Theatre’s Performance Arts Workshop
27-30 December • 9:30am-1:30pm

For ages 12 to adult
Learn theatre fundamentals: acting, vocals, dance, and costume & makeup. This workshop promises to bring out the very best in you. You will find more shelter in Krishna, shift out of the bodily concept, and experience the pure joy of offering your very self to Krishna. Note: A theatre company performance will be on Saturday 30 December at 3pm.
Cost: R100 per person.
Booking closes on Friday 22 December.
WhatsApp Rukmini at 084 579 1080 or email
Note: Bhakti Theatre is not hosting a New Year’s Eve show this year.

The Lotus Market
Sunday 17 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.

2024 Calendars
Four-page Wall Calendar R60 each. Now available.
One-page Wall Calendar R30 each. Now available.
Desktop Calendar R60 each. Available from Thursday 21 December.

November/December 2023 Hare Krishna News
DurbanKrishna News covers some of our achievements in 2023.
Holiday activity for the whole family.
And a festive meal to celebrate the holidays!
View/download here

Temple Events

Friday 15 December
Westville Nama-hatta Japa Walk @6am

Suncoast Beach Entrance
Followed by class with His Grace Raghunath Bhatta Das and breakfast prasad in Japanese Gardens.
Carry sun hats, water, and cushions or folding chairs.
RSVP via WhatsApp: Gaura Premi Devi Dasi 084 623 9164

An Evening with His Holiness Partha Sarathi Das Goswami @5:30pm
Light prasad will be served.

Saturday 16 December
Transcendental Diaries Class @7:30am

By His Grace Kshudi Das (ACBSP)

Sunday 17 December
Krishna Book Class @7:30am

with Her Grace Vaishnavi Priya Dasi

Lotus Market @10am

Love Feast @11am
Srila Prabhupada’s Book Marathon

with His Grace Kshudi Das (ACBSP)

Friday 22 December
Advent of Bhagavad-gita

(Gita Jayanti)

Saturday 23 December

Fast from all grains, beans & legumes.

Transcendental Diaries Class @7:30am

Sunday 24 December
Krishna Book Class @7:30am
Love Feast @11am

Sunday 31 December
Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakur’s Disappearance Day

Fast until noon.
Festival begins @11am

Monday 1 January 2024
New Year’s Day Festival 8:30am – 1:00pm

Fruit & Flower Offerings
Lamp Offerings
Class by His Grace Jaisacinandana Das

Sunday 7 January 2024

Fast from all grains, beans & legumes.

Monday 8 January
Ekadasi Break Fast 05:03 – 09:42


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

How to Connect to the Temple?
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