Janmashtami and Vyasa-puja Festival Guide

Sri Krishna Janmashtami

Saturday, 5 September

Fast until midnight

Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Temple Schedule

4:30am Greeting the Deities in Thier 1st new Mangal Arati and kirtan

5:00am Tulasi Puja & Japa

7:00am Srila Prabhupada’s Guru Puja

7:10am Srimad Bhagavatam Class by His Grace Raghunath BhattaDas

8:00am Greeting Sri Sri Radha Radhanath in Their 2nd new outfit

9:00am Kirtan by Kirtanuity Youth Group

Public Offerings until 1:30pm

12.30pm  Raj Bhoga Arati

2:00pm Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Maha Kalash Abhishek

5:30pm Public offering

9:00pm Bhajans & Kirtan

12:00am  Greeting Sri Sri Radha Radhanath (in Their new outfit)

12:30am Ekadasi Feast


Cultural Entertainment

1pm until Midnight

3 Dramas

Kannan Veeramani – Tamil Bhajans

Veena Lutchman – Hindi Bhajans

Sitar Recital – by Dr Kanaada Narahari

Krishna Katha by His Grace VIbhu Caitanya Das

and much more

Krishna’s Birthday Party for Children

Marquee on the Lawn



Park and Ride

Shuttle service available from the City Treasures Office (Opp Chatsworth Centre)

available from 11am until late

Festival Service

Learners Arts & Culture Fest

Friday, 4 September, 8:00am – 11:30am

Help needed to chaperone learners

Seniors Arts & Culture Festival

Saturday, 5 September, 8:00am – 11:30am

Help needed to chaperone seniors

Prasad Prep

We will be serving over 12 000 plates of wood-fire biryani, dhal and halava.

Thursday & Friday (3 – 4 September)

Help clean and chop veggies

Festival Sponsorships


or contact Bhaktin Anuradha Singh 031 403 3328 or tck@iskcondurban.net

Sri Krishna Janmashtami Kalash Maha Abhishek

Your one-on-one time with Sri Sri Radha Radhanath

Saturday, 5 September.

The Kalash Maha Abhishek is a unique opportunity for you and your family to assist in bathing Their Lordships on Sri Krishna Janmashtami. This is a rendition of personal devotional service that closely connects your family to Lord Krishna and offers you exclusive time with Their Lordships. Apart from the immense divine blessings and maha prasada from Their Lordships, you will also be offered an opportunity to bathe Srila Prabhupada on Vyasa Puja day, which promises to be a spiritual experience that will forever remain in your heart.

To reserve your kalash contact Nikunja Seva Dasi 073 176 6552 or


Please note Kalash payment options are available.

Festivals held at the following venues:

Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Temple from 4:30am

New Jagannath Puri Temple (ISKCON Phoenix) from 11am

ISKCON Pietermaritzburg from 6:00pm

ISKCON Ladysmith from 6:00pm

ISKCON Newcastle from 10:30am

Food For Life Janmashtami Festival at Sri Krishna Goshala, Thornville at 8:00am

Mere bank Nama-hatta at Merebank Community Centre at 7:00pm

Sunday, 6 September

Srila Prabhupada’s Vyasa-puja Celebration

Fast until midday

NB. Food and Flower Offering to be in by 10:30am.

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, followed by Srila Prabhupada’s Guru Puja

9:30am Kirtan

10:00am His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada Abhishek

11:15pm Reading of offerings by Devotees

12:00pm Kirtanuity Youth Group Offering and Slideshow

12:20pm Vaishnavi Sanga Offering

12:40pm Appreciation of Devotees

1:00pm Puspa Puja and Guru Puja to HDG AC Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

1:30pm Feast


4:00pm Arati & Kirtan

4:15pm Our Ever Well-Wisher

with His Holiness Partha Sarathi Das Goswami and HG Ramanujacharya Prabhu

5:30pm Srila Prabhupada’s Guru Puja

6:00pm Light Prasad

Kirtanuity Youth Group Celebrate Srila Prabhupada

Everyone is invited to offer a rose for Srila Prabhupada for a minimum donation of R10. Roses will be available from 9.30am at the temple foyer. Our youth have embarked on a challenge to offer Srila Prabhupada 108 roses, 108 food offerings, and flower garlands.

The 6 Hour Kirtan featuring His Grace Agnidev Prabhu will be availble at a cost of R100. Proceeds to be used to bring back Agnidev Prabhu in October.

Join Kirtanuity Youth Group – Calling all youth to unite.

Call Sudhir 0791440003 or kirtanuity@gmail.com

Subsribe to Kirtanuity Whatsapp group: +27725979258