Week Ahead 17-23 November 2023

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Week Ahead

Friday 17 November
Disappearance Anniversary of His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

Fast until midday
You are invited to bring flower garlands, bouquets, and food offerings for Srila Prabhupada. Food offerings must be handed in at the Amphitheatre by 11am.

Midday Festival
10:30am Damodarastaka followed by offering of lamps
11:15am Srila Prabhupada Maha Abhishek
11:45am Class by His Holiness Rama Govinda Swami
12:30pm Rajbhoga Arati & Kirtan
1:00pm Puspanjali & Guru-puja to Srila Prabhupada
1:30pm: Prasad Feast

Evening Festival
6:00pm Damodarastaka followed by offering of lamps
6:30pm Kirtan
7:00pm Gaura Arati & Kirtan
7:15pm Devotees assemble at Srila Prabhupada’s Vyasasana
7:20pm Arati to Srila Prabhupada
7:35pm Bhajan: Swa Parsada Bhagavad Viraha Janita Vilapa
7:45pm Homages from His Holiness Partha Sarathi Das Goswami and His Grace Ramanujacarya Das
8:30pm Light Prasad

Saturday 18 November
Transcendental Diaries Class @7:30am

By His Grace Balaram Das (PSDG)

Westville Nama-hatta @3pm
The Glories of Kartik

with His Holiness Rama Govinda Swami
Venue: UKZN Westville Hindu Centre
Queries: Paramatma Das via WhatsApp 076 549 5474

Kirtan Durban @5pm
Kirtan Immersion – A Guided Sacred Sound Meditation

Eagles View Yoga Studio
4 Galloway Lane, Winston Park, Gilletts
Spaces are limited and booking is essential. Book here.

Sunday 19 November
Krishna Book Class @7:30am

with His Holiness Rama Govinda Swami

Love Feast @11am
The Art of Mind Control

with His Grace Jagadananda Pandit Das

Kartik Kids • 11am-1pm
Art & Craft Day

Monday 20 November

Krishna and Balaram started herding the cows on this day. Prior to this, They tended to the calves only.

Bhishma Panchaka
23-27 November

Thursday 23 November
Ekadasi – Fast from grains, beans & legumes.
Srila Gaura Kisor Das Babaji’s Disappearance Anniversary

Fast until midday.
The festival will begin at 11:30am

Friday 24 November
Ekadasi Break Fast 04:48 – 09:24


Govinda’s Restaurant & Radhanath’s Gifts
Monday – Saturday 9:30am-4pm
Sundays & Public Holidays 9:30am-3pm

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