Week Ahead 16 – 24 September

Dear Friends,


2015 RadhashtamiWe celebrate the Supreme Goddess, Srimati Radharani this weekend. The celebration begins at Bhakti Theatre staging the drama “Radharani & Her Girlfriends.” On Sunday, Sri Sri Radha Radhanath will be offered Their first new outfit, children will be treated to a birthday party, we will take Sri Sri Radha Radhanath for a boat ride and thereafter honour Srimati Radharani by lighting the evening sky with lanterns. Sri Radhashtami on Monday, 21 September is an all day festival. Sri Sri Radha Radhanath will be offered four new outfits throughout the day with a special surprise in each darshan. His Holiness Bhakti Caitanya Swami will walk us through the groves of Vrindavan with his captivating narrations of the pastimes of the cowherd damsels of Vraja and His Holiness Partha Sarathi Das Goswami will reveal the depth of Srimati Radharani’s position.


Your Week Ahead


Wednesday, 16 September

Who is that Girl Next to Krishna?

7:00pm Kadamba Kanana Swami takes us closer to Srimati Radharani

Prasada will be served.

BCS Vyasa puja 2015 Invitation 2-page-001Thursday, 17 September

Srila Prabhupada Memorial Day and Vyasa-puja Celebration of His Holiness Bhakti Charu Swami

New Jagannath Puri Temple at 5pm

On this day, 50 years ago, Srila Prabhupada arrived in Boston Harbour. To commemorate this occasion everyone is requested to do a Google search, by typing in “Srila Prabhupada”.  We would like to make Srila Prabhupada “the most searched man in history.”


Saturday, 19 September

Screen Shot 2015-09-16 at 4.40.28 PMBhakti Theatre in Honour of Srimati Radharani @ 4pm

Do not miss the drama Radharani & Her Girlfriends.

Line-up includes musical storytelling, Radharani bhajans, and a second drama ISKCON Newsroom. Cover charge R10

Rain is predicted so we have set up a cosy theatre in the marquee. BYS Cafe will take care of your food and drink requirements.




Sri Radhashtami – 2-Day Festival  

Sunday, 20 September

Untitled-1Srimati Radharani’s Birthday Party for Children @ 1pm

In the marquee.

Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Boat Festival @ 3pm 

The Deities will receive Their first new outfit.

You can offer a “Happy Face” to Sri Sri Radha Radhanath during the boat festival. Cost per flower is R5.

Sky Lantern Festival in honour of Srimati Radharani.

This will take place after the boat festival on Sri Sri Radha Radhanath’s return to the temple. Devotees can gather in the car park and ready their lanterns and Sri Sri Radha Radhanath will witness the sky lantern festival from the bridge.

Lantern cost R10.


Soweto RYSoweto Spiritual Heritage Festival

Meadowlands Zone 2 Park

12pm – 5pm

Parade from 9:30am – 12:30pm





Monday, 21 September

Sri Radhashtami 

Fast until midday

4:30am Greeting the Deities in Their 1st new outfit & Mangal Arati

5:00am Tulsi Puja & Japa

7:00am Srila Prabhupada’s Guru-puja

7:20am Class on Srimati Radharani by His Holiness Bhakti Caitanya Swami

8:30am Greeting the Deities in Their 2nd new outfit

10:00am Kirtan

10:20am Abhishek

11:00am Class on the pastimes of Srimati Radharani by His Holiness Bhakti Caitanya Swami

12:30pm Arati & kirtan

1:00pm Prasada feast

4:15pm Greeting the Deities in Their 3rd new outfit

7:00pm Arati & kirtan

7:30pm Class on Srimati Radharani by His Holiness Partha Sarathi Das Goswami

9:00pm Final darshan of Sri Sri Radha Radhanath. This is the special fan darshan.

Everyone is invited to purchase a fan for R5 to fan the Lord.

As usual you may make/write birthday cards. Keep your eye out on Facebook for the “Letters to Radharani” submission post.

Sri Radhashtami Sponsorships

You are invited to assist with the festival by sponsoring a puja or decor. Sponsorships begin from as little as R508. Please contact Anuradha Singh 031 403 3328 or tck@iskcondurban.net




Gauteng Ratha Yatra CarnivalThursday, 24 September

ISKCON Pretoria Ratha-yatra Carnival at Gauteng Social Cohesion Carnival.

Ekadasi -Fast from all grains, beans and legumes

Fast until midday for Lord Vamana





Friday, 25 September

Lord Vamana’s Appearance

Break fast 05:42 – 09:46


2016 Sravanam Kirtanam Retreat 

with His Holiness Kadamba Kanana Swami

Booking Now Open

Ranchor 084 544 9164 or ranchor@cellc.blackberry.com


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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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