Week Ahead 29 Aug–4 Sept 2019

Dear Friends
Sri Krishna Janmashtami Festival Report
Since we did not conduct a foot count over the festival, we cannot confirm the actual number of visitors. However, we can share the number of plates of prasad distributed:
1) Ratha-yatra (Sunday 18 August) – 2000 plates
2) Bangladesh Market Festival (Saturday 17 August) – 1900 plates
3) Women’s Day (Friday 9 August) – 350 plates
4) Learners Cultural Fest (Thursday 22 August) – 700 plates
5) Elderly Devotee Care (Saturday 17 August) – 300 plates
6) Seniors Cultural Fest (Wednesday 21 August) – 850 plates
7) Janmashtami Festival (Friday 23 August) – 19880 plates
8) Welbedatch Prasad Distribution – 300 plates
9) Srila Prabhupada’s Vyasa-puja (Saturday 24 August) – 3000 plates
TOTAL: 29 280 plates of prasad distributed
Book Distribution
Learners Cultural Fest 260
Seniors Cultural Fest 304
Janmashtami Festival 436
Book Table 36
The Durban South Nama-hattas hosted thirteen hall festivals in local areas.
Bhakti Yoga Society on UKZN Howard and UKZN Westville campuses hosted two parades with harinam and book & cupcake distribution. The parades were linked to Bhakti Cloud – a creative arts festival.
The community offered Srila Prabhupada 1140 food offerings on his Vyasa-puja.
Daily Darshan (Janmashtami Day, Midnight and Srila Prabhupada’s Vyasa-puja) reach on Instagram was 4500 and on Facebook: 44326 with 394 shares.
The population in Durban is around 3 million. This year 1% of the population attended the festival, with your help we would like 2% of the population to attend the 2020 festival.
Visiting Senior Devotees
We will be welcoming His Grace Agnidev Das and His Holiness Kadamba Kanana Swami next week.
Sri Radhashtami Utsava Seva
You are invited to render personal service to the Deities on Radhashtami by sponsoring an arati, food offering, morning puja, or garlands. Please call Bhakti Devi: 031 403 3328 or tck@iskcondurban.net.
Week Ahead 
Saturday 31 August
Monthly Sankirtan Festival @9am
The Monthly Sankirtan Festival is a great way to experience the joy of living and sharing bhakti-yoga. Try your hand at introducing someone to Krishna consciousness in quality company & conversation, and have a phenomenal experience. The festival finishes at 1:30pm with a feast.
His Holiness Giriraj Swami’s Vyasa-puja @5pm
Sunday 1 September
Love Feast @11am
Bengali Bhajans with His Grace Ajamila Das
Tuesday 3 September 
New Jagannath Puri Nama-hatta @7pm
with Agnidev Das
Wednesday 4 September
The Glories of Srimati Radharani @7pm
with Agnidev Das
Friday 6 September 
Sri Radhashtami – Appearance Anniversary of Srimati Radharani
Fast until midday
All-day festival
with Agnidev Das and Kadamba Kanana Swami
Saturday 7 September 
Maha Harinam @10am 
with Agnidev Das and Kadamba Kanana Swami
Kirtanuity Youth Festival @4pm 
with Agnidev Das
ISKCON South African National Council would like to hear from the community. If you would like to submit a proposal, kindly download the attached PDF and fill in the required fields. Your submission must be handed in by Tuesday 3rd September.