Week Ahead 27 October – 3 November

Dear Friends
This Week Ahead has ALL the details of the festivals in the coming week to help you plan. For the first time ever ISKCON is hosting an Aniyor! Festival at the Sri Krishna Goshala on Saturday. This family event is loaded with fun. We are pleased to announce that His Holiness Bhakti Caitanya Swami will be joining us on Govardhan-puja on Monday. He will be taking us on the long parikrama around Govardhan Hill. You can also look forward to spectacular mini dramas by the Bhakti Theatre, depicting the various pastimes around Govardhan Hill. And on Thursday, we remember our beloved Acharya, His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada.
Your Week Ahead
Friday, 28 October 
7:00pm Gaura Arati & Kirtan
7:30pm Damodarastakam & Offering of Lamps
8:00pm Initiation Ceremony – His Holiness Partha Sarathi Das Goswami will be awarding Harinam and Gayatri initiation.
Saturday, 29 October
Monthly Sankirtan Festival
Join us for a morning of book distribution. All you need to do is register and turn up. Register via temple@iskcondurban.net or 031 403 3328. We will arrange a team for you to join, books, a book spot, and transport. The dress code is comfortable. If you feel confident, you may wear devotional dress. We encourage you to come for the morning program to get the full benefit of the festival. We will enjoy lunch and realizations on the bus to the Goshala, where we will join in the Aniyor! Festival.
Monthly Sankirtan Festival Line up:
4:30am Morning Programme Begins
7:30am Book Distribution Class
8:15am Breakfast
9:00am Team allocation & selection of book distribution spots
9:30am Leave for Book Distribution (Devotees will be going out in groups)
12:00pm Pack up and return to Temple
1:00pm Board bus to the Goshala (Lunch and realizations on the bus)
6:00pm Return to Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Temple
Aniyor! Festival @ the Goshala
1:00pm Go-puja & Maha Kirtan
2:00pm Welcome
2:20pm Govardhan Lila with His Holiness Bhakti Caitanya Swami
3:30pm Govardhan Puja & Offering
4:15pm Feeding the Cows
4:30pm Feast
5:30pm Damodarastakam & Offering of Lamps
A complimentary bus service will be available from Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Temple & New Jagannath Puri Temple. The buses will leave at 12:00pm. Enquiries: Merumala on 083 676 0844 or Shamit on 083 612 8965
Sunday, 30 October
Diwali Love Feast
3:00pm Kirtan
3:15pm CHAD
3:25pm Class by His Holiness Bhakti Caitanya Swami
4:15pm Arati & Kirtan
4:45pm Srila Prabhupada’s Guru-puja
5:00pm Light Prasada
6:00pm Japa Club in the Temple
7:00pm Gaura Arati & Kirtan
7:30pm Damodarastakam & Offering of Lamps
Monday, 31 October
Sweet offerings for Giriraj Govardhan are welcome. Offering to be in by 10am.
4:30am Mangal Arati
5.00am Tulasi Puja & Japa
7:00am Srila Prabhupada’s Guru-puja
7:10am Srimad Bhagavatam Class
8:00am Greeting Sri Sri Radha Radhanath in Their new outfit.
9:30am Kirtan
10:00am Sri Giriraj Govardhan Bathing Ceremony
10:30am The Long Parikrama with His Holiness Bhakti Caitanya Swami & the Bhakti Theatre
12:30pm Raj-bhoga Arati & Govardhan Parikram
1:30pm Feast
7:00pm Arati & Kirtan
7:30pm Damodarastakam & Offering of Lamps
Thursday, 3 November
Srila Prabhupada’s Disappearance Anniversary
All bhoga offerings to be handed in at the book table by 10:00am. You may also bring flower offerings.
10:00am Kirtan & Abhishek
11:00am Talks by Senior Devotees
11:45am Puspanjali & Guru-puja
12:30pm Arati & Kirtan
1:00pm Feast
6:00pm Bhajans in honour of the Spiritual Master
6:30pm Video footage of Srila Prabhupada
7:00pm Arati & Kirtan
7:15pm Srila Prabhupada’s Guru-puja
7:40pm Damodarastakam & Offering of Lamps
Festivals @ A Glance
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