Week Ahead 12 – 17 August

Week Ahead
Dear Friends,
Here is our exciting line up to celebrate Krishna’s appearance anniversary at the Radha Radhanath Temple. Be sure to invite as many friends and family as you can. Please note events will be posted daily on our social media, so please like and share. 
Janmashtami Hall Festivals
12 August  |  7.00pmLotus Park Community Hall 
14 August  |  7.00pmShree Ram Mandhir, Windy Heights, Stanger
15 August  |  6:30pmScottsburgh Town Hall
15 August  |  7:00pmHillgrove Hall, Newlands
15 August  |  6:30pmDay Care Centre, Verulam
16 August  |  7:00pmSanathan Mandhir Hall, Stanger
17 August  | 12:30pmNorthdene Primary School
Gita Week 
11 – 16 August  | 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Join Subha Vilas Prabhu on a journey to self discovery. Subha Vilas is the author of “The Rise of the Sun Prince” and is a reputable spiritual motivational speaker. 
Deity Offerings
Offer incense, ghee lamps, fruit, flowers & abhishek (bathing)
11 – 15 August  | 6:00pm – 8:30pm
16 – 17 August  | 9:30am – 8:30pm
Saturday, 16 August
Feed the Cows at Thornville Goshala 
With Subha Vilas Prabhu
Janmashtami Talent Contest
2:30pm  |  Main Stage
If you have a talent that you would like to offer to the Supreme Lord on His birthday, then this is for you. There are group and solo categories in music, dance, skits, songs, and poetry recitals. Please note that there is NO entry form on our website but you can call 083 254 8339 to enter. Entries close on Thursday, 14 August. 
Children’s Activities
Krishna’s Birthday Party for Children
5pm | Tent on the Lawn
Janmashtami Journey
6pm  | Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Amphitheatre 
Sunday, 17 August
Sri Krishna Janmastami
4.30amMangal Arati followed by japa meditation
7:30amSrila Prabhupada’s Guru-puja
8:00amDarshan of Sri Sri Radha Radhanath in Their new outfit.
8:15amClass with His Holiness Bhakti Caitanya Swami
Enthralling Cultural Entertainment
11:00am – 12:30am  | Main Stage
Under the Stars
Bring a cushion or blanket for spiritual movies & talks
7pm  | Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Amphitheatre
Midnight Arati & Darshan
Temple Room & projected on screen in the main marquee
Janmashtami Seva
Would you like to render service to Krishna on His birthday? You can help in cash or kind. Please call Balaram 082 881 4521 or Jaisacinandan 083 777 3328.
We will send a second message on Friday with details of Srila Prabhupada’s Vyasa-puja (Monday, 18 August) celebration. One of the most exciting parts of the celebration is the bhoga (food) offering. Every year we try to offer more and more preparations. This year our leaders have set the goal of 4000 food offerings. And everyone can be a part of it. You can prepare sweets, biscuits, snacks, exotic rice dishes, subjis, savouries, cuisine from Italy, Mexico, the Mediterranean, Oriental, Continental, Mauritian, authentic Bengali and South Indian dishes, fresh fruit arrangements, ice cream, fresh fruit, vegetable juices, smoothies and milkshakes — all for the pleasure of Srila Prabhupada. For ideas and submission of your offerings please contact Sukumari Dasi 031 403 3328
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
T: 031 4033328  |  F: 031 4034429  |  www.iskcondurban.net  |  temple@iskcondurban.net