Week Ahead 3 – 9 August

Dear Friends

Srila Prabhupada Vyasa-puja Challenge
28 July – 13 August
We invite you to take on the 21 book challenge to commemorate the 121st Appearance Anniversary of the Founder Acarya of ISKCON. Simply distribute 21 books by Sunday, 13 August. All participants will get to bathe Srila Prabhupada on Vyasa-puja.
Temple Maha Clean-up
Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu set the example on how to welcome the Lord by personally cleaning the Gundica Temple. In preparation of Sri Krishna Janmashtami and following in Lord Caitanya’s footsteps, we will be doing a thorough cleansing of Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Temple, the temple gardens, and the surrounding area. You are invited to join in and help make the temple more beautiful for the Lord’s divine appearance.
Govinda’s Pizzeria 
The pizzeria will be open on Thursday (Ekadasi) from 5:30pm until 8pm. The menu is Ekadasi pizza and chips.
Regular menu and trading times from Friday until Sunday.
Your Week Ahead
Thursday, 3 August
Jhulana Yatra Begins @7pm (Swing Festival)
Ekadasi – Fast from all grains, beans & legumes
Friday, 4 August
Ekadasi Break Fast 06:38 – 10:14
Kendra Hall Nama-hatta’s Sri Krishna Janmashtami Festival @7pm
Stanger Nama-hatta’s Sri Krishna Janmashtami Festival  
with His Holiness Partha Sarathi Das Goswami
Subha Hall, KwaDukuza @7pm
Saturday, 5 August
Sarnia & Pinetown Nama-hatta’s Sri Krishna Janmashtami Festival
with Partha Sarathi Das Goswami
Pinetown Civic Centre @5pm
Tongaat Nama-hatta’s Sri Krishna Janmashtami Festival
Vishwaroop Temple @6:30pm
Port Shepstione Nama-hatta’s Sri Krishna Janmashtami Festival
Sri Ramnarian Mandir @3:30pm
Sunday, 6 August 
Preparations for Sri Krishna Janmashtami – Maha Clean-Up
12pm – 5pm
The maha clean-up will be part of the Love Feast.
Monday, 7 August
Sri Balaram Purnima 
Fast until midday
Morning Class by His Holiness Brhat Bhagavata Swami
Festival @6pm with His Holiness Partha Sarathi Das Goswami. The program will begin with Jhulan Yatra.
ISKCON Pietermaritzburg @6pm with His Grace Vibhu Caitanya Das
New Jagannath Puri @7pm with His Holiness Brhat Bhagavata Swami
If you would like to sponsor towards the festival Deity worship, kindly contact Bhakti Devi on 031 4033328 or at Radhanath’s Gifts.
Jhulana Yatra ends.
Second Month of Chaturmasya – fast from yoghurt for one month.
Wednesday, 9 August
Sri Sri Radha Radhanath’s Women’s Day Brunch @9:30am
A wonderful morning of enlightening discussions on the body, mind, and soul. Line-up includes:
The Power of Yoga by Jyothirekha Premrajh (yoga practitioner)
Keynote Speaker is Madri Dasi
Cooking Demo (Vedic snack) by Karunamayi Devi Dasi
Lunchbox Tips and Ideas by Sita Devi Dasi
Nutrition and Health by Madri Dasi (certified nutritionist and kinesiologist)
Yashoda’s Motherly Love – A Musical
Booking Essential: 083 9505 111
Thursday, 10 August
Lotus Park Nama-hatta’s Sri Krishna Janmashtami Festival
with Partha Sarathi Das Goswami
Lotus Park Community Hall @6:30pm
Friday, 11 August
Merebank Nama-hatta’s Sri Krishna Janmashtami Festival
with Partha Sarathi Das Goswami
Merebank Regional Hall @6pm
Saturday, 12 August
Clare Estate Nama-hatta’s Sri Krishna Janmashtami Festival
Saligram Hall @6:30pm
Radhanath’s Gifts 2nd Birthday Sale
Thursday 3 August – Sunday 6 August
25% OFF everything except BioBliss Range (10% Off)
Operation times: Sunday to Monday 10:30am – 6:30pm
Janmashtami Kalash Maha Abhishek
On Sri Krishna Janmashtami, Tuesday 15 August, a spectacular abhishek will be offered to Lord Krishna. This ceremony is in keeping with the bhakti tradition as described and taught by ISKCON Founder Acharya His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. We invite you to join us in the celebration. The Janmashtami Kalash Maha Abhishek affords everyone who sponsors a kalash to personally assist in worshiping the Deities on the holy day of Janmashtami. You and your family can assist in the maha abhishek using your very own kalash.
Contact Nikunja Seva Dasi on 073 176 6552 or nikunjaseva.psdg@gmail.com