Week Ahead 12 – 18 October

Dear Friends
Visit us at the Durban Diwali Festival at the Old Durban Drive-In this weekend. Gillitts Nama-hatta will be facilitating the offering of lamps to Mother Yasoda and Lord Damodar. Join the Durban Diwali Maha-harinam on Saturday morning @9am. Dress in your finest, wear dancing shoes, and sunblock and share the holy name.
We welcome His Holiness Jayadvaita Swami on Friday, followed by His Holiness Bhakti Caitanya Swami. Immerse yourself in the Kartik festivals as we celebrated with these senior devotees.
Your Week Ahead
Thursday 12 October
Appearance of Sri Radha-kunda 
Festival @7pm
hosted by the Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Temple Women’s Forum
Join us for a meditative evening by remembering Srimati Radharani’s lake. Devotees will receive “Sri Radha” stamps made from Radha Kunda clay and light prasad will be served at the end of the programme.
Sunday 15 October
Ekadasi – Fast from all grains, beans, and legumes.
Love Feast @3pm
with His Holiness Jayadvaita Swami
Monday 16 October
Ekadasi Break Fast 05:16 – 09:33
Wednesday 18 October
Be A Sage Book Club 

This event begins at 6:30pm sharp and ends at 7:30pm.
Reservation is essential: temple@iskcondurban.net / 031 403 3328
Dates to Note
Thursday 19 October
6:00pm Class by His Holiness Bhakti Caitanya Swami
7:00pm Gaura Arati & Kirtan
7:30pm Damodarastakam & Offering of Lamps
8:00pm Sweet Rice prasada
Friday 20 October
Govardhan Puja & Go Puja
4:30am Mangal Arati
5.00am Tulasi Puja & Japa
7:00am Srila Prabhupada’s Guru-puja
7:10am Srimad Bhagavatam Class
8:00am Greeting Sri Sri Radha Radhanath in Their new outfit.
9:30am Kirtan
10:00am Sri Giriraj Govardhan Bathing Ceremony
10:30am Govardhan Parikrama with His Holiness Bhakti Caitanya Swami
12:30pm Raj-bhoga Arati & Govardhan Parikram
1:30pm Feast
7:00pm Arati & Kirtan
7:30pm Damodarastakam & Offering of Lamps
Sri Giriraj Govardhan will go to New Jagannath Puri Temple for the evening Govardhan Puja celebration @6pm.
ISKCON Pietermaritzburg celebration begins @6pm
Saturday 21 October
Initiation Ceremony by His Holiness Partha Sarathi Das Goswami
(begins @8pm after Gaura Arati and Damodarastakam)
Sunday 22 October
Love Feast @3pm
Monday 23 October
Srila Prabhupada’s Disappearance Anniversary
Fast until midday.
All bhoga offerings to be handed in at the book table by 10:00am. You may also bring flower offerings.
10:00am Kirtan & Abhishek
11:00am Talks Senior Devotees
11:45am Puspanjali & Guru-puja
12:30pm Arati & Kirtan
1:00pm Feast
6:00pm Bhajans in honour of the Spiritual Master
6:30pm Video footage of Srila Prabhupada
7:00pm Arati & Kirtan
7:15pm Srila Prabhupada’s Guru-puja
7:40pm Damodarastakam & Offering of Lamps
Wednesday 25 October
Be A Sage Book Club 

This event begins at 6:30pm sharp and ends at 7:30pm.
Reservation is essential: temple@iskcondurban.net / 031 403 3328
Saturday 28 October
Monthly Sankirtan Festival
You can expect first class arrangements. Programme includes breakfast, training, distribution of book spots, transport, and a lunch feast. Registration is essential. The dress code is comfortable. If you feel confident, you may wear devotional attire. Kindly register via temple@iskcondurban.net. We encourage you to come for the morning program to get the full benefit of the festival.
Festival Lineup:
4:30 am Morning Programme Begins
8:30 am Breakfast
9:00 am Orientation
9:30 am Book Distribution at pre-arranged spots (Devotees will be going out in groups)
12:00 pm Pack up and return to Temple
1:00 pm Sharing of experiences followed by a feast
We look forward to seeing you at the temple.
Your friends at Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Temple