Week Ahead 21 – 27 October 2014

Dear Friends,
We celebrate three important festivals in the coming week: Diwali (Thursday, 23 October), commemorating Lord Rama’s return to Ayodhya; Govardhan-puja and Go-puja (Friday, 24 October), re-enacting the occasion when Lord Krishna engaged the inhabitants of Vrindavan in worshipping the sacred Govardhan Hill and the Lord’s beloved cows; and the most sacred and blessed occasion of our Founder Acharya, His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada’s disappearance anniversary, (Monday, 27 October).
On the occasions of Govardhan Puja and Srila Prabhupada’s disappearance anniversary, everyone chanting Hare Krishna maha-mantra and following the regulative principles may bring sweets and savouries before 11am to offer. If one is not able to prepare any items, offerings of ghee, butter, and fruits will be most pleasing to the deity.
Your Week Ahead
SSRRT Diwali Card-2014Thursday, 23 October
7:00pmSandhya Arati
7:30pmDamodarastaka and offering of lamps
8:00pmClass with His Holiness Bhakti Caitanya Swami
Govardhan 2014
Friday, 24 October
Govardhan-puja and Go-puja
7:00amSrila Prabhupada Guru-puja
7.15amSrimad Bhagavatam Class with Bhakti Caitanya Swami
8:00amGreeting Sri Sri Radha Radhanath in Their new outfit
10:30amSri Giriraj Govardhan Abhishek (bathing ceremony)
11:00amClass and dramatic presentations with Bhakti Caitanya Swami
12:30pmRaj Bhoga Arati and Govardhan Parikrama (circumambulation) 
7:00pmSandhya Arati followed by Damodarastaka and offering of lamps
8:00pmLight Prasad
(Note that Bhakti Caitanya Swami will participate in the Govardhan Puja celebrations at New Jagannath Puri Temple starting 6.30pm.)
Sunday, 26 October
3:00pmSunday Programme 
7:00pmSandhya Arati followed by Damodarastaka and offering of lamps
Monday, 27 October
Srila Prabhupada’s Disappearance Anniversary
Fast until midday
4.30amMangal Arati with His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
5:05amTulasi Puja and Japa
7.00amGreeting of the Deities
7:05amSrila Prabhupada’s Guru-puja
7.30amSrimad Bhagavatam Class by Srila Prabhupada
10.00am Kirtan
10.30am Srila Prabhupada Abhisek (Bathing Ceremony) 
11.00am Talks by Senior Devotees led by Bhakti Caitanya Swami
12.30pm Raj Bhoga Arati and kirtan
1.00pm Puspa-puja and Guru-puja to Srila Prabhupada
1.30pm Feast
6.00pm Damodarastaka and offering of lamps
7.00pm Sandhya Arati and Kirtan
7.15pm Guru-puja to Srila Prabhuapda
7.30pm Remembering Srila Prabhupada
8.30pm Light prasadam
Govinda’s Restaurant is offering a wide selection of traditional sweets made with the finest ingredients. Trading hours 7am-7pm. Please note that Govinda’s will close at 3pm on Thursday, Diwali.
As always, we look forward to seeing you and hope this finds you in the best spirits,
Your friends at Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Temple
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