Week Ahead 15-20 October 2021

Dear Friends
The holy month of Kartik is upon us! In preparation, we have reactivated the Sunday Love Feast. We have heard your responses to the survey and will be offering a refreshed program. On the evening of Wednesday, 20 October we will be ushered into a period during which Sri Sri Radha Radhanath will exponentially shower Their mercy in reciprocation for any devotional service. Something effortless as offering a lamp yields tremendous grace from the Deities. So, please make an effort to receive the Lord’s grace during this sacred time. Following are details to guide you in the events and opportunities at the temple.
Kartik Lamp Offering Schedule
1st Night of Kartik
Wednesday 20 October
Lamp offerings from 7pm until 8:30pm
Note: The program no longer begins at 6pm but at 7pm on the first night. No lamp offerings during this day.
Singing of Damodarastakam prayers and Sandhya Arati and offering of lamps from 7pm-8:30pm
Daily Lamp Offerings
21 October – 19 November
Singing of Damodarastakam prayers every evening from 6pm. The altar closes at 7:30pm. Sweet prasad will be served every evening.
Mangal Arati
You are warmly invited to attend to mangal arati every morning during the month of Kartik, starting on Thursday 21 October. No booking required. Attendees must wear a mask, maintain social distance, and sanitize. No walking around the altar.
Kartik Sponsorships
Kartik Ghee Lamps
Devotee Prasad
Deity Utsava-puja (First Night of Kartik, Diwali, Govardhan-puja, Srila Prabhupada’s Disappearance Day, Last Night of Kartik)
Contact Bhakti Devi 082 494 7722 (WhatsApp only) or tck@iskcondurban.net.
Kindly note: Bhakti Devi may not respond immediately.
Govardhan-puja Abhishek
Contact Bhakti Katha 061 464 5327 (WhatsApp only) or psdgbhakti@gmail.com.
Kindly note: Bhakti Katha may not respond immediately.
Offer Service
Kartik Festival Travelling Temple
Volunteer your time on the travelling temple.
Contact Govindaji das: 082 320 9705
Support for Initiation Candidates
Service includes maintaining records, draft reports, set-up appointments, liaison. Must be computer literate and have good communication skills.
Contact Balaram (PSDG) 082 877 0753
Donor Liaison
Service includes managing bookings, queries, information, and reciprocation with donors.
Must be able to come in 4-5 times a week. Strong communication skills, good administrative skills, creativity, and a practicing devotee.
Contact Ramvijay 084 550 4101
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Week Ahead
Saturday 16 October
Ekadasi – Fast from all grains, beans & legumes
Sunday 17 October
Ekadasi Break Fast 05:15 – 09:32
Sri Sri Radha Radhanath’s Morning Program @4:30am
Spend Sunday morning immersed in prayer and meditation with mangal aarti, tulasi-puja, japa, a short class by His Grace Smita Krishna Das, Srila Prabhupada’s guru-puja, and greeting the Deities.
Book here
Sri Sri Radha Radhanath’s Love Feast @11am
Only Love Can Bind Krishna
with His Grace Swarup Damodar Das, Her Grace Gaura Bhumi Devi Dasi & His Grace Kripa Moya Das
Book here
Wednesday 20 October 
Kartik Begins – from 4:56pm
4th Month of Chaturmasya – Fast from urad dal from one month.
Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Temple Darshan
Darshan times: Daily 9am-7:30pm
Note: There is a limit of 20 visitors in the temple at a time. Strict COVID-19 safety protocols will be maintained.
Govinda’s Takeaway
Monday – Saturday 9:30am-4pm
Sundays & Public Holidays 9:30am-1pm
CLOSED on Wednesdays, except when Ekadasis and public holidays.
Takeaway only. The sit-down restaurant remains closed for now.
WhatsApp 078 849 4291Radhanath’s Gifts
Diwali Special – 30% off ALL Gopi Outfits
15 October – 5 November
Trading times:
Fridays & Saturdays 9:30am-4pm
Sundays 9:30am-1pm
How to Connect to the Temple?
031 403 3328