Week Ahead 22 – 28 March

Dear Friends
The 2018 Durban Festival of Chariots is just 7 days away!
Lord Ramachandra Prayer
“O Kesava! O Lord of the universe! O Lord Hari, whose haze assumed the form of Ramacandra! All glories to You! In the battle of Lanka, You destroyed the ten-headed demon Ravana and distributed his heads as a delightful offering to the presiding deities of the ten directions, headed by Indira. This action was long desired by all of them, who were much harassed by this monster.” Sri Dasavatara Stotram by Jayadeva Goswami.
Sri Rama Naumi Deity Utsava Seva
You are invited to render personal service to the Deities on this most auspicious day. Sponsorships begin at R558. Please call Bhakti Devi: 031 403 3328 or tck@iskcondurban.net.
Your Week Ahead
Thursday 22 March
Lotus Park Nama-hatta @6:45pm
with His Holiness Bhakti Caitanya Swami
243 Lotus Drive, Lotus Park
Friday 23 March
Srimad Bhagavatam Class @7:45am
by His Grace Shubha Vilas Das
The Glories of Sri Rama
Kendra Nama-hatta @7pm
with Bhakti Caitanya Swami
Too Busy to be Happy
Kirtanuity Youth Night @7pm
With His Grace Shubha Vilas Das
Please RSVP on this link so we can cater accordingly
Saturday 24 March
Srimad Bhagavatam Class @7:45am
by Bhakti Caitanya Swami
Sunday 25 March
Sri Rama Naumi
Kirtan and public offerings from 9am until 3pm
Fast until midday. Prasad will be served from 1pm – 5pm.
4:30am Mangal Arati
7:00am Class by His Holiness Bhakti Caitanya Swami
8:00am Greeting of Sri Sri Radha Radhanath
3:00pm Guru-puja and CHAD
3:30pm Class by His Grace Shubha Vilas Das
4:30pm Arati & Kirtan

Durban Festival of Chariots News

Speical Guests at the festival this year:
Bhakti Caitanya Swami – Kirtan & Discussion
Partha Sarathi Das Goswami – Kirtan & Discussion
Bhaktimarga Swami – Drama, Dance Master & Morning Walk
Medhavi Das – Kirtan & Discussion
Kadamba Kanana Swami – Kirtan & Discussion
Mahatma Das – Discussion & Sri Brahma Samhita Chant with Quartet
Rama Govinda Swami – Kirtan & Discussion
Janardhana Swami – Kirtan & Discussion
Shubha Vilas Das – Illuminations on Mahabharata
Sri Radha Govinda Dasi & Manohar Das – Astrology, Ayurveda & Vaastu
Mahaprabhu Das – Kirtan & Discussion
Manikundala Dasi – Yoga & Discussion
Narottama Das – Kirtan & Discussion
Ojvasi Das – Kirtan
Rathim Krishna Das – Kirtan & Discussion
Vraja Krishna Das – Kirtan & Discussion
Authentic India Shopping @ the 2018 Durban Festival of Chariots!
Feel like you are in the markets of India with our huge selection of authentic Indian handicraft. You can expect brand new ranges in jewelry and handbags. An exclusive selection of jackets from Jaipur and Bhagal Bhandi anarkalis. This year you will find exquisite home decor and handicrafts, including colorful cloth umbrellas from Jagannath Puri. There are beautiful soft Krishna dolls and hand-loom tops for children. Check out the new style of gopi outfits with scalloped edges. Cool and comfortable block print 100% cotton kurtis and palazzo pants. Ready-made blouses with lace and embellished sleeves. For worship we have fine quality incense, blowing conch shells, peacock fans, Nrsimha oils and limited sets of 8-metal Gaura-Nitai deities. Don’t miss the preview opening on Thursday, 29 March @5pm.
Sign-up for Dandiya, Drumming and Morning Walk & Yoga at:
For more updates please go to our social media pages and www.festivalofchariots.info
Kindly note: Govinda’s and Radhanath Gifts trading times over the festival:
30 & 31 March until 10am – 5pm
1 & 2 April until 10am – 3pm
Your friends at
Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Temple