Week Ahead 24 – 30 August & Sri Radhashtami Festival Details

Dear  Friends
On Tuesday 29 August, we celebrate the “…the tender hearted feminine counterpart of the Supreme Whole.” Srimati Radharani is the supreme goddess of devotion and can award love for Krishna. We have planned an all-day festival in Her honour. A wonderful way to connect with Srimati Radharani is by giving her a birthday card or letter. Your cards and letters will be placed on the altar. You may also offer Srimati Radharani gifts or flowers. We especially welcome His Holiness Kadamba Kanana Swami, who will be joining us for the festival, as well as His Grace Madhava Prabhu. You are invited to sponsor the Deity Utsava Seva on Radhashtami. Kindly contact Bhakti Devi on 031 403 3328 or tck@iskcondurban.net.
You can relive the 2017 Sri Krishna Janmashtami Festival by viewing our short video: https://youtu.be/GJMODI_hpgI
Thursday, 24 August
Be A Sage Book Club
Join our book club and share thoughts & realisations with fellow readers. Discussion on Srimad Bhagavatam, Canto 1, Chapter 7 with His Grace Vibhu Caitanya Das.
This event begins at 6:30 pm sharp and ends at 7:30 pm with a feast.
Reservation is essential: temple@iskcondurban.net / 031 403 3328
Friday, 25 August
Madhava Prabhu @ New Jagannath Puri Temple @6:30 pm
Saturday, 26 August 
Monthly Sankirtan Festival & Maha Harinam with Madhava Prabhu
Kindly register via temple@iskcondurban.net or 031 403 3328
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)
10:00 am Harinam begins at North Beach (between Milky Lane and the Skate Park)
12:30 pm Pack up and return to Temple
1:30 pm Sharing of experiences followed by a feast
Note: The book distributors can join the Harinam Party.
Sri Vyasa-puja of His Holiness Giriraj Swami @4pm
Sunday, 27 August
Kirtanuity Youth Group’s 6 Hour Kirtan with Madhava 
The Festival begins at 10:00 am and ends at 4:00 pm with Srila Prabhupada’s Guru-puja followed by a feast.
Sri Radhashtami Festival Guide
Tuesday, 29 August
Fast until noon.

4:30 am Deity Darshan in Their 1st new outfit and Mangal Arati & Kirtan
5:00am Tulasi-puja & Japa
7:00 am Srila Prabhupada’s Guru-puja
7:10 am Class by His Holiness Kadamba Kanana Swami
8:15 am Greeting of Sri Sri Radha Radhanath in Their 2nd new outfit
10:30 am Kirtan by His Grace Madhava Prabhu

11:00 am Sri Sri Radha Radhanath’s Abhishek & Kirtan by Kadamba Kanana Swami
11:30 am Class by Kadamba Kanana Swami
12:30pm Arati & Kirtan
1:15pm Feast
4:00 pm Kirtan with Madhava
5:30 – 6:45 pm Feast (Prasad will not be served after the programme.)
7:00 pm Deity Darshan in Their 3rd new outfit and Arati & Kirtan
7:30 pm Class by Kadamba Kanana Swami
8:30 pm Bhakti Theatre present Golokera Prema Dhana

NOTE: The festival will be broadcast live on MayapurTV on the Durban channel. Programme is subject to change.

Sri Radhashtami Festival celebrations also held at the following venues:
New Jagannath Puri Temple (ISKCON Phoenix) from 6:00 pm
ISKCON Pietermaritzburg from 6:30 pm
ISKCON Estcourt from 6:30 pm
ISKCON Ladysmith from 6:30 pm
ISKCON Newcastle from 6:30 pm

We look forward to seeing you at the festival.

Your friends at Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Temple