Janmashtami – All You Need to Know

Dear Friends,
Hare Krishna. We wish you a joyous Janmashtami Festival.
Wednesday, 24 August
Interfaith Arts & Culture Youth Fest
Main Stage, 9am – 12pm
Adivas Ceremony
Temple Room
6:00pm Ceremony to invoke auspiciousness
6:30pm 100 Ways to Counteract the Ill Effects of the Age of Kali
7:00pm Arati & Kirtan
7:30pm Prasad
Thursday, 25 August
Sri Krishna Janmashtami
Fast until midnight
Temple Schedule
4:30am Deity Greeting in Their 1st new outfit
             Mangal Arati & Kirtan
5:00am Tulasi-puja & Japa
7:00am Srila Prabhupada’s Guru-puja
7:10am Class by His Grace Sri Hari Das
8:00am Deity Greeting in Their 2nd new outfit
9:00am – 9:00pm Public Offerings, Kirtan & every hour the devotees will recitel of a Chapter of Bhagavad Gita
9:00pm Altar Closes
9:00pm – 12:00am Kirtan
Midnight Deity Greeting in Their 3rd new outfit
               Arati & Kirtan
NOTE: Darshan will be until 1:00am.
Puppet Theatre @ The Amphitheatre
Krishna Book @ The Campfire
(near the Tulasi Garden)
8:00pm – 11:00pm
Senior Citizens Arts & Culture Fest
Main Stage @ 10:30am
Cultural Entertainment Stage
5:30pm   Music by The Morning Walk Band
6:45pm   Kirtan and Talk by His Grace Swarup Damodar Das
7:30pm  Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Maha Abhishek 
8:30pm   Variety Music by Kannan Veeramani (India)
9:30pm   Drama: “Divine Words”
10:00pm Kathak Dance by Harishika Maharaj
10:15am Bhajans by Veena and Rajesh Lutchman
11:00pm Krishna Katha by Her Grace Rukmini Devi Dasi
11:45pm Final Kirtan
*Program Subject to Change
Govinda’s Restaurant & Radhanath’s Gifts
Festival Trading Times: 10:30am – 11:00pm
Radhanath’s Gifts has just unpacked a new range of Gopi Outfits and other stock.
Parking & Security
Note: there will be street closures. Parking will be available around the Temple vicinity and at the City Treasurer’s Office (opposite Chatsworth Centre). The Park & Ride Shuttle Service will be available from 7pm until 2am. There will be visible security and metro police patrol at all parking facilities.
Drop & Go at the Main Entrance to the Festival
Take advantage of this facility if you have seniors or children. Then park and make use of the shuttle service.
Janmashtami Festivals also held at the following venues:
New Jagannath Puri Temple (ISKCON Phoenix) from 4:00pm
ISKCON Pietermaritzburg from 6:00pm
ISKCON Ladysmith from 6:00pm
ISKCON Newcastle from 6:00pm
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Srila Prabhupada’s Vyasa-puja

Fast until midday
Note: Everyone is invited to bring fruit and flower offerings for His Divine Grace. Offerings must be in by 10:00am. Offerings can be dropped off at the amphitheatre.4:30am    Mangal Arati and Kirtan by His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
5:00am    Tulasi Puja & Japa
7:30am    Greeting Sri Sri Radha Radhanath in Their new outfit
7:35am    Srila Prabhupada’s Guru-puja
9:30am    Kirtan
10:00am  Offering of Vyasa-puja Book & reading the meaning of Vyasa-puja
10:30am  Srila Prabhupada’s Abhishek Ceremony
11:15am   Reading of Vyasa-puja Offerings
11:45am   Offering of book distribution scores
11:50am   Bhakti Theatre Drama: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D
12:30pm  Reading of Vyasa-puja Offerings
1:00pm    Srila Prabhupada’s Puspa-puja and Guru-puja
1:30pm     FeastNOTE: The festival will be broadcast live on MayapurTV on the Durban channel.

Srila Prabhupada’s Vyasa-puja celebrations also held at the following venues:
New Jagannath Puri Temple (ISKCON Phoenix) from 9:30am
ISKCON Pietermaritzburg from 6:00pm
ISKCON Ladysmith from 6:00pm
ISKCON Newcastle from 6:00pm
Get your copy of the POST today for your 12 page ISKCON50 sovernier supplement. Also see page 17 of the main body of the newspaper’s main Opinion Piece dedicated to Srila Prabhupada.
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We look forward to seeing you at the Festival.
Your friends at Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Temple