Week Ahead 24-30 October 2013

Week Ahead
Dear Friends,
The Temple is a hive of activity with many people coming in throughout the day to offer lamps to Lord Damodar. To those of you in anxiety writing or preparing for exams, remember that chanting the holy name steadies the mind and heart and prepares you for the ultimate test in life. The temple serves to offer everyone sanctuary.  
Support the Russian Vaishnavas 
ISKCON Moscow needs our help. The devotees are struggling to build a temple. While the government has allocated land to the devotees, they keep withdrawing their agreement and in the past, bulldozed the temple. You can help by simply giving a missed call on: +80-30-636-341. More details on www.savetemple.com . Please spread the message.
ISKCON joins the FNB Diwali Celebration
At the old Durban Drive-in 
This weekend: Friday, 25 October – Sunday 27 October
We will also be part of the Float Parade on Saturday, 9.45am. Details in Week Ahead.
You are invited to visit our on-site Temple where you can offer a lamp to Lord Damodar. Visit our store for all your devotional apparel, paraphernalia and books. We look forward to seeing you there.

Thursday, 24 October
Srila Narottama Das Thakur’s Disappearance Anniversary
Srila Prabhupada on Srila Narottama Das Thakur poetry:
“The prayers of Narottama dasa Thakura,” he said. “This sound is above the material platform. It is directly from the spiritual platform. And there is no need of understanding the language. It is just like a thunderburst. Everyone can hear the sound of thunder-there is no misunderstanding. Similarly, these songs are above the material platform, and they crack like thunder within your heart.”
Saturday, 26 October
Sri Sri Gaura Nitai will join the FNB Diwali Float Parade
Accompany the Lord dressed in your best devotional attire and singing the holy name. 
The Parade will start on the corner of Prince Edward Street and Grey Street at 9.45am and proceed to the festival site (the old Durban Drive-in).
Sunday, 27 October
Sri Radha Kund Appearance
Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Temple Sunday Love Feast with His Holiness Partha Sarathi Das Goswami at 3pm.
New Jagannath Puri Temple, Phoenix, will host a Radha Kund Appearance celebration and a special presentation on the 2014 Easter beachfront festival at 11am.
Monday, 28 October
Sri Virabhadra’s (Lord Nityananda’s son) Appearance Anniversary 
Morning class by His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada at 7.45am
Wednesday, 30 October
Fast from grains, beans and legumes
A reminder that the attractive Sri Sri Radha Radhanath 2014 calendars are on sale at the temple. The calendars make excellent gifts for Diwali. This year we offer the community three options:
4 page wall calendar: R20
12 page desk top: R25
12 page deluxe wall calendar: R35
You can buy the set of 3 for R65
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
T: 031 4033328  |  F: 031 4034429  |  temple@iskcondurban.net