Sri Gaura Purnima Festival Guide 2022

Dear Friends
Sri Gaura Purnima Festival Guide
Friday 18 March
Sri Gaura Purnima

Fast until moonrise – 6:34pm
4:30am Mangal Arati & Darshan of the Deities in Their 1st new outfit
7:15am Srila Prabhupada’s Guru-puja
7:30am Greeting of the Deities in Their 2nd new outfit
7:45am Class by His Holiness Bhakti Caitanya Swami

12:30pm Rajbhoga Arati & Kirtan
1:00pm Initiation Ceremony with Bhakti Caitanya Swami

5:45pm Maha Abhishek for Lord Caitanya & Kirtan
6:30pm Prasada Feast
7:00pm Gaura Arati & Kirtan
7:45pm Class by Bhakti Caitanya Swami
8:45pm Arati & Final Kirtan

Please note that while there is no booking required for attendance, once the temple room has reached the allowed limit of 250 people according to the size of the temple room, all other attendees will be accommodated in the amphitheatre, where a live stream of the temple room activities will be broadcast.
Saturday 19 March
Festival of Jagannath Misra
(The day Lord Caitanya’s father celebrated his son’s birth)
4:30am Mangal Arati
7:00am Greeting of the Deities
7:15am Srila Prabhupada’s Guru-puja
7:45am Class on The Juhu Story – Laying Foundations by His Grace Mukunda Datta Das

11:30am Class on Jagannath Misra Utsava by Bhakti Caitanya Swami
12:30pm Rajbhoga Arati & Kirtan
1:00pm Prasada Feast

Sunday 20 March
Gaura Immersion – The Heart of Lord Caitanya Seminar

4:30am Mangal Arati
7:00am Greeting of the Deities
7:15am Srila Prabhupada’s Guru-puja
7:30am The Rising Moon: Lord Caitanya’s Mood & Mission
with His Grace Nadiya Godrume Dasa
We explore the internal and external reasons for Lord Caitanya’s Appearance
8:30am Breakfast Prasada

9:30am Lord Caitanya’s Culture of the Six Loving Exchanges
with His Holiness Bhakti Caitanya Swami
We explore interpersonal Vaisnavas dealings as perfectly epitomized and taught by Lord Caitanya.

11:00am Gaura’s Heart – A place for Everyone
with Her Gace Gaura Bhumi Devi Dasi
In honour of Human Rights Day, we explore how Lord Caitanya gave everyone His mercy without discrimination.
12:30pm Rajbhoga Arati & Kirtan
1:00pm Prasada Feast

7:00pm Gaura Arati & Kirtan
7:30pm Lord Caitanya’s Inner Mood
with His Holiness Partha Sarathi Das Goswami
8:30pm Packed Sweet Prasada on exit.

Monday 21 March (Public Holiday)
Kirtan Festival
2:30pm Kirtan with His Holiness Kadamba Kanana Swami followed by a feast.

Help the Festival
The 4-day Sri Gaura Purnima Festival this weekend is the first of its kind since March 2020. We are anticipating a vibrant atmosphere of hearing, chanting, and dancing together in the glorification of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu. It has certainly been a while since we have hosted a festival of this magnitude. Many devotees are intensely serving and we encourage each of you to help by making a contribution to the festival. All contributions will be deeply appreciated and will be used towards the many feasts, the amphitheatre stage set-up, and various other logistics. You may make your direct contribution to our FESTIVAL ACCOUNT:
Account Name: ISKCON KZN
Account Number: 102 837 6057
Branch: Chatsworth
Branch Code: 198765
For queries contact Rupa Vilas 072 613 2197

Sri Gaura Purnima Maha-Abhishek
Contact Bhakti Katha 061 464 5327 (WhatsApp only) or or book online. Bookings close on Thursday 17 March at 6pm. Book Now

Sri Gaura Purnima Book Specials
Sri Caitanya-caritamrta

(9 Volume set) for R1300
(original price R1500)

Gaura Book Gift Set
(5 books in the set for R400)
Lord Caitanya: His Life and Teachings
Teachings of Lord Caitanya
Lord Caitanya’s Pilgrimage
Sri Chaitanya Charitamrita in Story Form
Sri Siksastakam

Prices valid between 18-21 March 2022 | Limited Stock
Pre-order through the Book Office:
or contact Radha Raman 076 587 9558 or Priya Kishori 082 806 1646

Save the Date

Saturday 26 March
10:30am Maha Harinam on the Beach with Kadamba Kanana Swami
3:00pm Festival with Kadamba Kanana Swami at River Range Ranch (Verulam)

Sunday 27 March
11:00am Love Feast Program & Initiation with Kadamba Kanana Swami


Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Temple Nominated for Durban Tourism Award
Category: Visitor Experience (under Tour Operations)
Our Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Temple is nominated in the “Visitor Experience” category. These awards ensure that Durban remains the destination of choice for new and repeat visitors, domestically and internationally, keeping Durban a top attraction for all visitors.
Benefits of the Award:
Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Temple will receive national and international recognition thus bringing more and more people to the temple for us to share the spiritual gifts Srila Prabhupada and Lord Caitanya have blessed the world with.
How can you help us win?
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Click on the link at the end of this mail.
Fill in the required basic personal info.
Select category E – VISITOR EXPERIENCE
We encourage you to help us by voting for the Temple to win. If you like, you may share the voting opportunity to your family, friends, and colleagues. Public voting ends Friday 18 March at 11pm.

Govinda’s Restaurant & Radhanath’s Gifts
Monday – Saturday 9:30am-4pm
Sundays 9:30am-3pm
CLOSED on Wednesdays.

Govinda’s Dining
Monday – Saturday 10am – 3pm
Sundays & Public Holidays 10am – 2pm
CLOSED on Wednesdays.
Function Booking for the Dining Area
1. Maximum 30 people
2. Booking to be placed five days in advance
3. Please take note of our dining times.
4. To discuss details, please contact the temple.

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