Week Ahead 20 – 26 July

Dear  Friends

It is not too late to sign up to be a volunteer for our Sri Krishna Janmashtami Festival. Everyone is invited to render service to Sri Sri Radha Radhanath. Please send a WhatsApp to our hotline 062 526 3606 and we will call you back. We are offering training and accreditation. And you can volunteer as per your availability.
Deity Restoration & Altar Renovation
Kindly note that the Altar will be closed from Thursday, 20 July, 7:10am until Friday, 21 July, 7:00am. Arati and darshan of the small Deities will be during arati times only (12:30pm; 4:15pm; 7:00pm & 9:00pm) in Srila Prabhupada’s Room. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Festival season kicks off with Sri Balaram Purnima on Monday, 7 August. If you would like to sponsor towards the festival Deity worship, kindly contact Bhakti Devi on 031 4033328 or at Radhanath’s Gifts.
Your Week Ahead
Friday, 21 July
1st Anniversary of the Kirtanuity Youth Night 
Registration is essential at the following link:
Sunday, 23 July
Love Feast @3pm
with His Holiness Bhaktijivana Vrajananda Swami
Bhakti Theatre’s Desert Dwellers @4:20pm
Followed by prasad.
Saturday, 29 July
Monthly Sankirtan Festival
You can expect first class arrangements. Programme includes breakfast, training, distribution of book spots, transport, and a lunch feast. Registration is essential. The dress code is comfortable. If you feel confident, you may wear devotional attire. Kindly register via temple@iskcondurban.net. We encourage you to come for the morning program to get the full benefit of the festival.
Monthly Sankirtan Festival Lineup:
4:30 am Morning Programme Begins
8:30 am Breakfast
9:00 am Orientation
9:30 am Book Distribution at pre-arranged spots (Devotees will be going out in groups)
12:00 pm Pack up and return to Temple
1:00 pm Sharing of experiences followed by a feast
Arena Park Nama-hatta’s Sri Krishna Janmashtami Festival
with His Holiness Partha Sarathi Das Goswami
Sri Vishnu Temple Society (cnr of Roads 601/701) @4:30pm
Sunday, 30 July
Love Feast @3pm
with Partha Sarathi Das Goswami
Tuesday, 1 August
Reservoir Hills Nama-hatta’s Sri Krishna Janmashtami Festival
with Partha Sarathi Das Goswami
Seva Samaj Hall @6:30pm
Thursday, 3 August
Jhulana Yatra Begins
Ekadasi – Fast from all grains, beans & legumes
Friday, 4 August
Ekadasi Break Fast 06:38 – 10:14
Kendra Hall Nama-hatta’s Sri Krishna Janmashtami Festival @7pm
Saturday, 5 August
Sarnia & Pinetown Nama-hatta’s Sri Krishna Janmashtami Festival
with Partha Sarathi Das Goswami
Pinetown Civic Centre @5pm
Tongaat Nama-hatta’s Sri Krishna Janmashtami Festival
Vishwaroop Temple @6:30pm
Sunday, 6 August 
Preparations for Sri Krishna Janmastami – Maha Clean-Up
12pm – 5pm
The maha clean-up will be part of the Love Feast.
Monday, 7 August
Sri Balaram Purnima 
Fast until midday
Festival @7pm with His Holiness Partha Sarathi Das Goswami
Visit Radhanath’s Gifts – for a range of beautiful apparel
Operation times:
Sunday to Monday 10:30am – 6:30pm
Janmastami Kalash Maha Abhishek
On Sri Krishna Janmastami, Tuesday 15 August, a spectacular abhishek will be offered to Lord Krishna. This ceremony is in keeping with the bhakti tradition as described and taught by ISKCON Founder Acharya His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. We invite you to join us in the celebration. The Janmastami Kalash Maha Abhishek affords everyone who sponsors a kalash to personally assist in worshiping the Deities on the holy day of Janmastami. You and your family can assist in the maha abhishek using your very own kalash. Contact Nikunja Seva Dasi on