Sri Radhashtami Festival Guide

Dear Friends
Hare Krishna.
On Friday, 9 September, we celebrate the “tender hearted feminine counterpart of the Supreme Whole.” Srimati Radharani is the supreme goddess of devotion and can award love for Krishna. We have planned an all-day festival in Her honour and encourage you to bring offerings of birthday cards, letters, gifts or flowers for Srimati Radharani. Your offerings will be placed on the altar. Red roses will be available for a donation of R10 to offer the Deities after 7pm arati. We welcome His Holiness Kadamba Kanana Swami, who will be joining us for the festival.
Kindly Note: The Temple telephone lines woes continue. The Telkom fault is still not resolved. We have contacted Telkom repeatedly. We apologise for the inconvenience.
Sri Radhashtami Festival Guide (Subject to Change)
Friday, 9 September
Fast until noon.
4:30am   Deity Darshan in Their 1st new outfit and Mangal Arati & Kirtan
5:00am   Tulasi-puja & Japa
7:00am   Srila Prabhupada’s Guru-puja
7:10am   Class by His Holiness Bhakti Narasimha Swami
8:00am   Greeting of Sri Sri Radha Radhanath in Their 2nd new outfit
10:00am Kirtan
10:30am Abhishek (bathing ceremony) of Sri Sri Radha Radhanath
11:30am Class by His Holiness Kadamba Kanana Swami
12:30pm Cake Darshan and Arati & Kirtan
1:15pm   Feast. Kindly note: You are encouraged to bring your own plates and cups.
5:30 – 6:45pm Feast (Prasad will not be served after the programme.) Kindly note: You are encouraged to bring your own plates and cups.
Bhakti Theatre in the Amphitheatre
NOTE: We humbly request a donation on entry for the show. Your donation helps maintain this initiative. You may bring your prasad into the theatre.
5:30pm  Kirtan
5:50pm  Mridanga Drum Session
6:00pm  Dance Drama – Transcendence
6:15pm  Drama – Radha Dasya
7:00pm Deity Darshan in Their 3rd new outfit and Arati & Kirtan
7:30pm Class by Kadamba Kanana Swami
NOTE: The festival will be broadcast live on MayapurTV on the Durban channel.
Sri Radhashtami Festival celebrations also held at the following venues:
New Jagannath Puri Temple (ISKCON Phoenix) from 6:00pm
ISKCON Pietermaritzburg from 6:30pm with His Holiness Bhakti Narasimha Swami
ISKCON Estcourt from 6:30pm
ISKCON Ladysmith from 6:30pm
ISKCON Newcastle from 6:30pm
 We look forward to seeing you over the festival.
Your friends at Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Temple
Dates to Note
Tuesday, 13 September
Lord Vamanadeva’s Appearance
Fast until noon.
Ekadasi – Fast from all grains, beans & legumes.
Be A Sage Book Club at 6.30pm with His Holiness Kadamba Kanana Swami (Please Register)

Wednesday, 14 September
Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur Appearance
Midday festival

His Grace Agnidev Das
20 – 21 September