Week Ahead 5-11 July 2024

Dear Friends

40th Anniversary Logo Design Contest
There are just six days left to enter. The winning logo will be used across all platforms (print and digital). Submit your entry to temple@iskcondurban.net. Closing date: Wednesday 10 July 2024. For queries, competition rules and guidelines email: rasasthali@iskcondurban.net

Sri Krishna Janmashtami Special Seva Opportunity
“The goddess of fortune, Lakshmi Devi, resides in the house of the person who carefully observes Sri Krishna Janmashtami by involving all near and dear ones. Such people are considered the best of civilized beings. All their attempts achieve their success and the remembrance of Lord Krishna is guaranteed at the time of death for the person who carefully observes Krishna Janmashtami.” — Skanda Purana

Participating donors will have their names blessed by the Deities during the main abhishek (bathing ceremony) of Sri Sri Radha Radhanath on Krishna Janmashtami, Monday 26 August, as well as direct participation along with three family or friends in a maha yagna, fire sacrifice, as their special Janmashtami offering to Sri Sri Radha Radhanath.

Book directly here or inquire at the Sponsorship Desk in the Temple Foyer or call Ishara at 063 297 4398.
Bookings close on Sunday, 18 August 2024. Limited bookings of 100.

Week Ahead

Friday 5 July
Sri Gadadhar Pandit’s Disappearance
Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur’s Disappearance

Fast until midday.
12:00pm Bhoga Offering (You are welcome to bring food and flower offerings.)
12:30pm Raj Bhoga Arati & Kirtan
1:00pm Pushpanjali followed by Guru-puja

Saturday 6 July
Transcendental Diaries Class @7:30am

By His Grace Bhakti Nischay

Westville Nama-hatta @3pm
Working in Devotion
with Her Grace Maha Laksmi Devi Dasi
Venue: UKZN Westville Hindu Centre
RSVP: Gaura Premi Devi Dasi on 0846239164 (WhatsApp only)

Bhakti Theatre’s Winter Wonder @4pm
A lovely way to spend with family and friends over the holidays.
Note: doors open at 3:55pm
Where: Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Temple Amphitheatre
4:00pm Sacred Sound
4:15pm The Crimson Smile – Lila Adventure with Vibhu Caitanya Das
4:45pm Sonic Devotion with Craig Lucas (Winner of The Voice 2017)
5:05pm Interval
5:20pm Make Me Dance – Srila Prabhupada’s Revolution Through Prayer
Drama written & directed by Gaura Bhumi Devi Dasi

Tickets: minimum R50 donation. Tickets are available at Radhanath’s Gifts or at the door and children under 4 enter free. Bring cushions and blankets to keep you cosy on the chilly afternoon.
Support the Cafe
Hot Chips R20 • Popcorn R15 • Coffee R15 • Tofu Burger R35 • Hot Choc R15 • Cupcakes 2 for R20
NB. No outside food allowed.

Sunday 7 July
Krishna Book Class @7:30am

by His Grace Raghava Caitanya Das

Love Feast @11am
Sri Krishna Janmashtami Festival Launch

with His Grace Swarup Damodar Das

Monday 8 July
Unit 6/7 Nama-hatta @7pm

Shantik Foundation – corner of road 729/741, Montford, Chatsworth

Save the Date

Women’s Day Event
Hosted by ISKCON Durban Women’s Forum
Friday • 9 August • 1pm to 4pm
Keynote Speaker: Gaura Premi Devi Dasi
Aryurveda: Syama Premi Devi Dasi
Cooking Demo: Manjari Sevika
Women Empowerment: Krisangi Radhe Dasi
Venue: Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Temple Marquee
R150 per person. R120 for pensioners.
Tickets will be available from 15th July 2024.


Want to be a vendor at the Janmashtami Festival Lotus Market?
Saturday 24th August & Sunday 25th August
10am – 3pm
Contact the following devotees to book a stall:
Dayal Caitanya 083 557 1062
Paramatma 076 549 5474
Nerson 084 401 0119
Shanil 068 344 0313
Panchamrita 084 441 5647
What to expect at the market:
Vegan & Veg Food, Arts & Crafts, Kids Activities, Jumping Castle, Live Entertainment

ISKCON Durban Sponsorships
You are invited to offer Vaishnava-seva by sponsoring a devotee breakfast or lunch.
You may also offer Deity sponsorships, which include: Take Cake of Krishna, annadaan, pushpadaan, and special festival offerings. Note: Sponsorships for Balaram Purnima, Janmashtami, and Srila Prabhupada’s Appearance Day are now open.
Contact Ishara at 063 297 4398 to make your booking.
Offerings can be made in the names of loved ones.

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