Week Ahead 27 October – 2 November 2023

Dear Friends

It’s that time of year again –the Month of Damodar, Kartik (28 October – 27 November) – our chance to bind Lord Krishna with our love. One can perform various devotions during this sacred time, including the much-cherished offering of a lamp to Mother Yashoda and Sri Krishna and the singing of the beautiful Damodarastaka. Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Temple encourages as many people to offer lamps as possible – either at the Temple or in your area. Here is the schedule (week 1) for the Kartik Truck:
Saturday 28 October Avoca
Sunday 29 October Mobeni
Monday 30 October Havenside
Tuesday 31 October Bayview
Wednesday 1 November Bayview
Thursday 2 November Westcliff
Friday 3 November Westcliff

Sharad Purnima – 1st Night of Kartik – See Week Ahead for details.

Radhanath’s Gifts
New stock just unpacked. Men’s and boys’ cotton kurtas, t-shirts, stretch sari blouses, dots, gopi outfits, kurtis, and everyday wear punjabis for just R220.
Radhanath’s Gifts will be open until 6pm on Saturday 28 October.

Kartik Sankirtan Festival
Every Kartik Saturday • 10am-12:30pm
28th October; 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th November
Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Temple Prasad Marquee
Book packs, teams and spots to be provided
Lunch prasad will be served. Contact: sankirtanoffice@iskcondurban.net or Radha Raman Das 076 587 9558

ISKCON Durban WhatsApp Book Store
We have just launched our WhatsApp Book Store. Browse through the full catalogue, read reviews and/or synopsis, and select and place your order. The Book Office admin will get in touch with you once your order has been placed. Note: we deliver anywhere in South Africa (delivery is charged separately).
Save the contact: 079 378 9762

Bhaktivedanta College of Education and Culture presents
Kartik Kids
Every Kartik Sunday • 11am-1pm
An Intro to Kartik • 29 October
Bhajan & Kirtan Workshop • 5 November
Krishna Lila Storytelling & Drama • 12 November
Devotional Arts & Crafts • 19 November
Sharing Your Kartik Experience • 26 November
For children between 6 – 16 years old. Certificates will be awarded to all who participate in at least four classes. Make your child’s Kartik memorable by enrolling them in this class designed especially for them. Register here. Queries Balaram Das 082 877 0753

Daily Kartik Sponsorships
Clay lamps (R508 per day)
Evening prasad (R758 per day)
For all sponsorships and festival offerings contact Ishara via WhatsApp 063 297 4398

Week Ahead

Saturday 28 October
Kartik begins – Sharad Purnima

Sri Krsna Saradiya Rasayatra
4th Month of Chaturmasya – Fast from urad dal for one month.
Note: Lamp offerings will begin on Saturday night and after that be available throughout the day during the month of Kartik.

Transcendental Diaries Class @7:30am
By His Grace Virabhadra Das

Sharad Purnima Festival – 1st Night of Kartik
5:30pm Kirtan
6:00pm Class by His Holiness Partha Sarathi Das Goswami
7:00pm Darshan of the Deities in Their new outfit. Arati & Kirtan
7:25pm Singing of the Damodarastaka followed by the first offering of lamps to Lord Damodar and Mother Yashoda
7:45pm Prasad
8:30pm Arati & offering of lamps

Sunday 29 October
Krishna Book Class @7:30am

with Her Grace Gangamata Goswamini Devi Dasi

Love Feast @11am
Isvara – One of the Five Truths in Bhagavad-Gita

with His Grace Jaisacinandana Das


Govinda’s Restaurant & Radhanath’s Gifts
Monday – Saturday 9:30am-4pm
Sundays & Public Holidays 9:30am-3pm

How to Connect to the Temple?
031 403 3328 • temple@iskcondurban.net • iskcondurban.net