Week Ahead 17-23 February 2023

Dear Friends

This weekend we celebrate the “best of all devotees” – Lord Shiva. Srila Prabhupada writes, “It is said, vaiṣṇavānāṁ yathā śambhuḥ: Lord Śiva is the best of all devotees. Therefore all devotees of Lord Kṛṣṇa are also devotees of Lord Śiva. A devotee of Lord Kṛṣṇa does not disrespect Lord Śiva but worships Lord Śiva as the most exalted devotee. Consequently, whenever a devotee worships Lord Śiva, he prays to Lord Śiva to achieve the favor of Kṛṣṇa.” (Srimad Bhagavatam 4.24.30, purport)

ISKCON Maha Shivaratri Festivals

Friday 17 February
Kendra Nama Hatta @7pm

Jai Shiva Shankara – Glories from the Srimad Bhagavatam
By His Grace Jagadananda Pandit Das
Venue: Kendra Hall
RSVP via WhatsApp on 083 453 3026 (Bhakta Shravan)

Saturday 18 February (Actual Day)
Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Temple @7:30am

Glories of Lord Shiva
By His Grace Radhika Jivana Das

New Jagannath Puri Temple – ISKCON Phoenix @6pm
Glories of Lord Shiva – An Audiovisual Presentation
By His Grace Anandamaya Krishna Das

Sunday 19 February
Sri Sri Dayal Nitai Gaurahari Temple – ISKCON PMB @11am

Glories of Lord Shiva – An Audiovisual Presentation
By His Grace Anandamaya Krishna Das

Govinda’s offers the FINEST quality traditional Indian sweets perfect for your offering to Lord Shiva. To place an order or for more information WhatsApp 078 849 4291

Sri Gaura Purnima News

Lessons from Lord Caitanya’s Pastimes Seminar
By His Holiness Bhakti Caitanya Swami
via Facebook or Youtube
Feb 23rd, 24th, 27th, 28th, March 1st, 2nd.
This course is designed for all devotees who want a better understanding of the lessons that Lord Caitanya exhibited. It’s the perfect opportunity to absorb oneself in Lord Caitanya’s nectarean pastimes in the lead-up to Gaura Purnima. Registration is required for those who would like accreditation for the course from BCAIS Education. Please register here. Recommended donation is R125. There are no pre-requisites for this course. For any inquiries, please email education.bcais@gmail.com

Sri Gaura Purnima Deity Festival Sponsorship
You may select your sponsorship here or alternatively in person, with Ishara at the book counter on Sundays from 11:00am-1:00pm. You can also WhatsApp 063 297 4398. Note: All 2023 deity festival sponsorships are open and available via the link.

Week Ahead

Friday 17 February
Sri Isvara Puri’s Disappearance Anniversary

Sri Isvara Puri is Lord Caitanya’s spiritual master.

Saturday 18 February
Maha Shivaratri

Sunday 19 February
Chandan Yatra

7:00am Guru-puja to Srila Prabhupada
7:15am Nectar of Devotion Class, Chapter 3
by Her Grace Gangamata Goswamini Dasi
8:00am Chandan Yatra Darshan of Sri Sri Radha Radhanath

Love Feast @11am
Sunday Love Feast Inspiration

by His Grace Swarup Damodar Das

Tuesday 21 February
Srila Jagannath Das Babaji’s Disappearance Anniversary


Govinda’s Restaurant & Radhanath’s Gifts
Monday – Saturday 9:30am-4pm
Sundays & Public Holidays 9:30am-3pm
Note: Govinda’s is now open on Wednesdays. The Temple Receptionist will assist you at Radhanath’s Gifts on Wednesdays.

How to Connect to the Temple?
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