Week Ahead 15 – 21 March

Dear Friends
The 2018 Durban Festival of Chariots is just 14 days away!
Lord Jagannath’s Chariots Complete Renovation
After 15 years of touch-ups, the devotees decided that in celebration of the festival’s 30th anniversary, we will completely renovate the Lords’ chariots. A team of devotees has been hard at work since December 2017 stripping down the chariot and in essence starting from scratch. All the wood has been replaced, new decorative pieces have been recast and painted, and there will be three beautiful new canopies. For parade details, please go to http://www.festivalofchariots.info/parade-routes/
What is the Nama-hatta Market Day?
The Nama-hatta Market Day is an awareness campaign. You are invited to assist the devotees in your area to spread the word about the festival. Our Nama-hattas are armed with flyers and DFOC info brochures to share with the public. We have combined the Monthly Sankirtan Festival and the Nama-Hatta Market Day. Devotees can flood Durban with invitations to the festival. Details in the Week Ahead.
Durban Festival of Chariots Awareness
Keep an eye out this weekend for festival banners at the following bridges: Berea Tollgate, Moses Mabida Stadium, and Suncoast. Our street pole posters will be flooding Durban and surrounding areas too.
Sri Rama Naumi Deity Utsava Seva
You are invited to render personal service to the Deities on this most auspicious day. Sponsorships begin at R558. Please call Bhakti Devi: 031 403 3328 or tck@iskcondurban.net.
Your Week Ahead
Friday 16 March
Kirtanuity Youth Night @7pm
With His Holiness Kadamba Kanana Swami
Please RSVP on this link so we can cater accordingly
Saturday 17 March
Nama-Hatta Market Day & Monthly Sankirtan Festival

Kindly register via temple@iskcondurban.net.
Festival Lineup:
10:00am Orientation
10:30am Book Distribution at pre-arranged spots (Devotees will be going out in groups)
12:30pm Pack up and return to Temple
1:00pm Sharing of experiences followed by a feast
ISKCON Newcastle Ratha Yatra
Newcastle Town Hall
enquires: 034 312 3369 
Sunday 18 March
Love Feast @3pm
With Kadamba Kanana Swami
Sunday 25 March
Sri Rama Naumi
Kirtan and public offerings from 9am until 3pm
Fast until sunset
4:30am Mangal Arati
7:00am Class by His Holiness Bhakti Caitanya Swami
8:00am Greeting of Sri Sri Radha Radhanath
3:00pm Guru-puja and CHAD
3:30pm Class by His Grace Shubha Vilas Das
4:30pm Arati & Kirtan
5:00pm Break Fast Prasad Feast
Save the Date
Sign-up for some fun at the Festival of Chariots

Sunday 1 April – Everybody Dance @4pm
Dandiya Dance-off

Our interactive dance session brings you…Dandiya! Dandiya is an ancient form of stick dance that can be performed in concentric groups. We aim for one massive group dance-off! Do you have two left feet? No problem! Register and qualify for your own pair of dandiya sticks and dance lesson. Once you’ve got your sticks and learned the moves, we get together and..Ready Steady Dance!
Drum Cafe
We bring you the globally acclaimed Drum Cafe. Interactive drumming is a sure and fun way to get your blood pumping, release tension, and feel alive with rhythm. Follow your heart-beat. Join in with your Dandiya sticks. Oh, and watch out for our mantra drum fusion.

You need to register to join in both of these events. Registration is essential: https://goo.gl/forms/dQf8T6lj93R76qVS2

Monday 2 April – Walk & Yoga @7am
For the early bird! Invigorate the body and mind on a walk with the world-renowned Walking Monk – Bhaktimarga Swami. Have a thoughtful conversation with a monk in a casual environment. The walk will begin at the Blue Waters Hotel go to the beach and end at the festival site where you will ease into a yoga session with Manikundala. This event is designed to get you moving, stretching, breathing and aligned with Divinity. Registration is essential: https://goo.gl/forms/dQf8T6lj93R76qVS2

For more updates please go to our social media pages and www.festivalofchariots.info

Your friends at
Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Temple