Week Ahead – 2019 Janmashtami Festival Guide

Dear Friends
This Week Ahead is jam-packed with ALL festival details starting from Sri Balaram Purnima. Please take the time to peruse through and mark your diary.
Deity Utsava Seva
You are invited to render personal service to the Deities over the upcoming festivals. Sponsorships begin at R658. Please call Bhakti Devi: 031 403 3328 or tck@iskcondurban.net.
Week Ahead 
Thursday 15 August 
Sri Balaram Purnima – Appearance Anniversary of Lord Balaram
Fast until midday
11:00am Kirtan by Ajamila Das
11:30am Class by His Grace Vibhu Caitanya Das
12:30pm Arati & kirtan
1:00pm Final Jhulana Yatra
1:30pm Simple Break Fast Prasad
5:30pm Feast (note: prasad will be served until 7pm)
7:00pm Arati, Kirtan & Class by Ajamila Das
Note: 2nd Month of Chaturmasya Begins – Fast from yogurt for one month.
Friday 16 August
Durban Janmashtami Hall Festival @7pm
Kendra Hall, Greyville
Kirtanuity at Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Temple @7pm with His Grace Ajamila Das
Saturday 17 August
Bangladesh Market Festival 
Kirtan & Prasad Distribution
9am – 1pm
Port Shepstone Janmashtami Hall Festival @3:30pm
Andra Sabha, Oceanview Road
Northdene Janmashtami Hall Festival @5:30pm
Santh Samaj, Santh Circle
Lotus Park Janmashtami Hall Festival@6:30pm
Community Hall, 4 Araucaria Place
Sunday 18 August
Begins at the Sri Vishnu Temple | 10:30am
Festival at Hare Krishna Temple | 12:30pm
Biryani will be served from 12:30pm
Gillitts Janmashtami Hall Festival @10am
Gillitts Temple Hall, 100 Stockville Road
Monday 19 August
Merebank Janmashtami Hall Festival @7pm
Community Hall, 2 Krishna Rabilal Road
Wednesday 21 August
Seniors Culture Fest
10:30am – 1:30pm
Thursday 22 August
Learner’s Vedic Culture Fest
9am – 12pm
Friday 23 August
Sri Krishna Janmashtami
4:30am – Midnight
Fast until midnight
Gifts & Offerings
9am – 9pm
You may offer gifts, jewelry, flowers, cooking ingredients, & birthday cards to Sri Sri Radha Radhanath.
Vedic Cultural Entertainment
6pm – 12:30am
Krishna’s Birthday Party for Children
6:30pm – 7:30pm
Marquee next to prasad serve-out
Bhakti Theatre – The Boy Who Lived
7:30pm | Amphitheatre
Bhakti Theatre – Campfire Kirtan & Drumming
9pm – 11pm
Temple Gardens
Mantra Park – Chant 108 Hare Krishna maha-mantras with Srila Prabhupada.
6pm – 11pm
Temple Gardens
Movies Under the Stars
8pm – 11pm
Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Temple Pop-Up Market
You will find Radha Radhanath memorabilia, maha-prasad, books, music, temple news and projects, snacks, drinks, ahimsa cow products and more at our night market.
Park & Ride Facility
Friday 23 August
6pm until 1pm
This facility is for anyone parking around Bhaktivedanta Swami Circle, Justice Street, and in front of Chatsworth Centre Shoprite Entrance.
Note: There will be a drop off zone in front of the festival main entrance.
Biryani will be served all day.
Saturday 24 August 
Sri Vyasa-puja of ISKCON Founder-Acharya His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
Festival will begin at 9:30am.
You are invited to bring flower garlands and food offerings by 11am.