Week Ahead 4-10 November 2021

Dear Friends
We wish you and your family a very happy Diwali and Govardhan Puja celebration. May Lord Ramachandra and Sri Sri Yasoda-Damodara bless your heart and your home.
The 2022 four-page wall calendar is now available at Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Temple. Cost R50 each.
Week Ahead

Thursday 4 November
Friday 5 November
Govardhan Puja
There is no festival at the temple on Friday. However, you are welcome to join the morning program where the Deities will be greeted in Their new outfit at 7am and the class will be given by Her Grace Hemalata Devī Dāsī. The main Govardhan Puja festival will be celebrated on Saturday, 6 November.
Govardhan-puja Abhishek
This is your last opportunity to offer Deity seva during Kartik.
Contact Bhakti Katha 061 464 5327 (WhatsApp only) or psdgbhakti@gmail.com.
Kindly note: Bhakti Katha may not respond immediately.
Saturday 6 November
Govardhan Puja Festival
Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Temple Amphitheatre*
(*program will be adjusted into the temple room if weather is inclement)
Join the waitlist here
10:00am Kirtan & lamp offering in the temple room
10.30am Welcome Sri Giriraj Govardhan and small Sri Sri Radha Radhanath
10:40am Sri Giriraj Govardhan Maha Abhishek
11:15am On Govardhana Hill by His Grace Swarup Damodar Das
11:35am Underneath Govardhana Hill by Her Grace Jalangi Devi Dasi
11:55am The Indra Syndrome by Her Grace Rukmini Devi Dasi
12:15pm Live to Give & Bhoga offering set up
12:20pm Bhoga offering & singing of Govardhan Astakam prayers
12:35pm Arati to Govardhana Hill & Circumambulation

Offerings for Giriraj
You may bring food offerings for Giriraj and personally offer them to Him. Each devotee will keep their offering with them. You do not hand in your offering. At the time of the offering, you may set up your offering on your personal offering plate (bring from home) and offer from your seat with your heart and prayers. Note: Kindly do not bring offerings in polystyrene containers.

Dress for the Festival
Following in the footsteps of the residents of Vrindavana, you may dress in your finest clothes, wear gopi dots, etc. Children can dress as animal residents (cows, peacocks, monkeys, etc.) too.

Get Comfortable
Bring umbrellas & cushions

Picnic in the Garden
After the festival, you may sit in the garden in small groups of friends and family you are safe with to enjoy the packed prasada feast as well as maha-prasada from Govardhan Hill.

12th Annual BBT Africa Conference 1pm-5:30pm
Be part of the conversation as we explore innovation in outreach and unpack discrimination in preaching.
Watch live on Facebook and YouTube @BBTAfrica
Sunday 7 November 
Sri Sri Radha Radhanath’s Sunday Love Feast @11am
Celebrating Srila Prabhupada – The Live to Give Acharya
With Her Grace Nilacala Dasi
This week we explore the final instalment of the six loving exchanges: giving and receiving gifts. Srila Prabhupada lived to give Krishna bhakti. In honour of his immense contribution to humanity, we celebrate his unmatched feats and discuss now that we have received how we can give. Book here
Monday 8 November
Disappearance Anniversary of His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
Fast until midday.
Morning Program
4:30am Mangal Arati
5:05am Japa
7:00am Greeting the Deities
7:15am Srila Prabhupada Guru Puja
7:30am Class by His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
Midday Program
11:30am Kirtan
11:45am Bhoga offering to Srila Prabhupada
12:10pm Puspanjali, followed by Guru Puja
12:30pm Rajbhoga arati & kirtan, and offering of lamps
Takeaway prasada feast as devotees exit
Evening Program
6:00pm Offering of lamps
7:00pm Arati
7:10pm Assemble before Srila Prabhupada’s vyasasana
7:20pm Arati to Srila Prabhupada
7:35pm Prabhupada video selection & reading of memoirs
8:15pm Kirtan & offering of lamps.
Takeaway prasada feast as devotees exit
Kindly Note: There will be no offering of lamps during the program; only 6pm-7pm and then again from 8:15pm.
Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Temple Darshan & Offering of Lamps
Daily 9am-7:30pm
Note: The Damodarastakam prayers are sung every evening from 6pm.
Govinda’s Takeaway & Radhanath’s Gifts
Diwali Trading Times
Thursday 4 Nov (Diwali) 9am-1:30pm
Friday 5 Nov (Govardhan Puja) 9am-4pm
Diwali Special: 30% off ALL Gopi Outfits until 5 November.
How to Connect to the Temple?
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