Week Ahead 18-24 August 2023

Dear Friends

Janmashtami News

We officially kick off the Janmashtami festivities this Saturday with the Pinetown Janmashtami Festival, which promises a joyous celebration of Lord Sri Krishna.

Gita Week Katha – Torchlight of Knowledge
1, 4, 5 & 6 September • 6:30pm – 8pm
2 & 3 September • 2pm – 5pm
Facilitated by His Grace Nrsimhananda Das & Her Grace Madri Dasi
Unlock the profound wisdom of the Bhagavad Gita and embark on a transformative journey of self-discovery and personal growth. Explore the timeless principles that guide humanity toward success, fulfilment and a deeper understanding of the self. Free meals will be served before the katha. A certificate will be awarded for a minimum of 80% attendance. Register here. Queries: Balaram Das 0828770753

Help spread the word!
You can help spread the word by popping a festival flyer into mailboxes on your street/area and asking your local store to place a poster in their storefront window. Collect flyers and storefront posters from the festival organisers on Sunday in the prasad marquee after the Love Feast. Flyers will also be available at the book table during the week. To offer your assistance during the festival, WhatsApp 065 549 5690.

Sri Krishna Janmashtami Maha Abhishek
Your opportunity to assist the pujaris of Sri Sri Radha Radhanath to bathe the Deities on the holy occasion of Krishna Janmashtami. Book here or contact Bhakti Katha 061 464 5327 (WhatsApp only) or psdgbhakti@gmail.com for queries. Sponsorship is R1500.

Janmashtami Lotus Market – Call for Vendors
Sunday 3 September 10:00am – 4:00pm
Would you like to be a vendor at the Janmashtami Lotus Market?
Doyal Caitanya 083 557 1062
Namamrita 084 500 410
Nerson 084 401 0119
Paramatma 076 549 5474
Ts&Cs apply • lotusmarket108@gmail.com

July/August 2023 Hare Krishna News
Read/download the latest edition of Hare Krishna News, with the complete guide to the Sri Krishna Janmashtami Festival here.

Week Ahead

Friday 18 August
Hillary Nama-hatta @7pm

Venue: 38 4th Street, Hillary
Queries: Alanath Das 083 775 2760

Saturday 19 August
Transcendental Diaries Class @7:30am

By His Grace Virabhadra Das

Sankirtan Stories with His Holiness Bhakti Caitanya Swami @12am
Prasad Marquee

Bhakti Sastri Module 1 – Bhagavad Gita (Chapters 1-5)
1st of Five Modules.
Starts: Saturday • 17 August • 6:00pm-8:00pm
Venue: Sri Sri Radhanath Temple College Room.
The course fee is R100, payable at the first session. You require the book, Bhagavad Gita As It Is.
Course Facilitator: Lilavatar Gaura Das 084 410 6769

Sri Krishna Janmashtami Pinetown Festival @5pm
hosted by the Sarnia/Pinetown Nama-hatta
Venue: Pinetown Civic Hall, Kings Road
Guest Speaker: His Grace Smita Krishna Das
Queries: Prataparudra Das 076 762 9070

Sunday 20 August
Westville Nama-hatta Japa Beach Walk @7:00am

The walk begins at Suncoast and ends with breakfast at the Japanese Gardens.
RSVP: Gaura Premi Devi Dasi 084 623 9164

Krishna Book Class @7:30am
By Bhakti Caitanya Swami

Love Feast @11am
Fasting, Vows & Offering Prayers on Holy Days

Monday 21 August
Unit 6/7, Chatsworth Nama-hatta @7pm

Venue: Shantik Foundation, corner of roads 741 & 742
Queries: Alanath Das 083 775 2760

Friday 25 August
Kirtan Durban invites you to a
2-hr Kirtan Mela
Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Temple
Register here.

Krishna Janmashtami Kendra Festival @7pm
hosted by the Kendra Nama-hatta
Guest Speaker: Bhakti Caitanya Swami
Kendra Hall, 5 John Zikhali Rd, Greyville
Queries: Shravan Bhana 083 453 3026

Saturday 26 August
The Ministry of Devotee Care South Africa presents
End-of-Life Care Seminar
9am to 4pm
Course presenters are Sukanti Radha Dasi (UK), Dr Vaishnava Pran Das (SA) and Jayananda Das (SA).
The registration fee is R150 per person, which includes all course materials and lunch prasada. Register here.
Queries: Balaram Das 0828770753

Krishna Janmashtami Unit 9/11 Festival @3pm
Hosted by the Unti 9/11 Nama-hatta
Guest Speaker: Smita Krishna Das
Seetha Ram Mandhir
27 Coleus Road, Crossmoor
Queries: Priya Radhika Devi Dasi 084 264 0868

Krishna Janmashtami Westville Festival @4pm
hosted by the Westville Nama-hatta
Guest Speaker: His Grace Swarup Damodar Das
UKZN Hindu Centre
Westville Campus
Queries: Gaura Premi Devi Dasi 084 623 9164

Save the Date

ISKCON Disciples Course
with His Grace Swarup Damodar Das
Rose Heights Primary School
10, 16, 25, 30 Sep & 1 Oct
Inquiries Alanath Das 083 775 2760


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.

How to Connect to the Temple?
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