Week Ahead 1 – 8 October 2014

Dear Friends,

Renovation News
If you visited the temple over the last week you would have noticed the scaffolding construction going up around the two smaller towers. Once the scaffolding is up, the painting will begin. We do have one tower painting sponsored only. We invite you to sponsor a litre of paint. Here is the breakdown:

R40 per litre of primer, total required: 160 litres
R40 per litre of waterproofing seal, total required 240 litres
R60 per litre of exterior paint, total required 280 litres
R200 per litre of automotive fibre glass paint (gold), total required 25 litres.
Please contact Kamala Sundari at 031 403 3328 from 9.30am-1pm (tuesday – Friday) or kamala-sundari@iskcondurban.net to make your pledge and ask your friends and family to help as well. Vibhu Caitanya Prabhu is determined to see all the renovations completed in time to celebrate Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Temple’s 30th anniversary in 2015. You can read his heartfelt message on page 3 of the Sep/Oct Hare Krishna News.

Kartik News
Kartik begins next Wednesday, 8 October.
“O Narada, no sin exists anywhere in the three worlds that will not be purified by offering a lamp to Lord Kesava during Kartik.”
Offer a Lamp
You are invited to come every evening at 7pm to offer a lamp to Lord Damodar on the altar. A full Kartik schedule will be sent out in the next Week Ahead.
Kartik Packs
Kartik packs (Kartik altar, booklet, a lamp, CD and sticker) are available at the temple book table. They are not for sale but we welcome a donation to cover the costs. The book table will issue one pack per family. This is for families who do not have an altar set up in their homes. We invite you to distribute Kartik packs to family and friends and you can contact Vrajanath Prabhu 082 578 9943 or at the temple on Wednesdays and Sundays for this.
Festival of Lamps in Your Home.
During the month of Kartik, you are invited to book an evening of kirtan in your home which will culminate in offering a lamp to Lord Damodar accompanied by the singing of the Damodarstakam prayers (prayers to Lord Damodar). And abundance of blessings and mercy will be permeate the home that conducts a lamp offering programme. This is a new initiative by the Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Temple and we look forward to you passing the word to family and friends to attend your programme, or to have their own programme. For bookings contact Krsangi Radhe Dasi on 083 254 8339.

2015 Calendars
The 2015 Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Temple calendars will be launched on Saturday, 4 October. On the overwhelming request of many customers, we have included various Hindu calendar dates too. We have two types of calendars available for now:
One page (495mm by 700mm) calendar: R12 each
Six page (A2) calendar: R25

Your Week Ahead

Saturday, 4 October
Sri Vyasa-puja of His Holiness Partha Sarathi Das Goswami
You are warmly invited to Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Temple to honour and celebrate the life of the great stalwart devotee, His Holiness Partha Sarathi Das Goswami. Maharaja is famous for pioneering Krishna consciousness in South Africa from 1974. He has rendered forty consecutive years of service in South Africa. The celebration will also be broadcast live on www.mayapur.tv.on the Durban channel from 5:45pm. 

Sunday, 5 October
3:00pm Love Feast with His Grace Rathim Krishna Prabhu (ISKCON Vrindavan, Sri Sri Krishna-Balaram pujari).

Monday, 6 October
Break fast 05.28 – 09.39

Wednesday, 8 October
Kartik Begins
“A person who offers a lamp to Lord Krsna during Karttika attains the eternal spiritual world where there is no suffering.”
7:00pm Festival with His Holiness Partha Sarathi Das Goswami

Finally, parents keep your eye out for activities at Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Temple for your children next week.

As always, we look forward to seeing you and hope this finds you in the best spirits,

Your friends at Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Temple

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