Week Ahead 20-27 October 2022

Dear Friends

Govinda’s and Radhanath Gifts Diwali Trading Hours
Govinda’s offers a wide range of the finest traditional sweets, savouries, and cakes. Enjoy 25% off ALL gopi outfits at Radhanath’s Gifts. There is a wide selection of 100% cotton outfits in traditional Ikat handloom weaves.
Saturday 22 October 9:30am to 6pm
Sunday 23 October 9:30am to 6pm
Kindly Note: Govinda’s dining room will be closed from 2pm on Thursday 20 October until 6pm on Sunday 23 October. The takeaway will be open and you can take advantage of having your meal in our beautiful gardens.

Govardhan Puja
Wednesday 26 October

7:15am Srila Prabhupada’s Guru Puja
7:30am Greeting Sri Sri Radha Radhanath in Their new outfit
6:30am Setup of hill until 9:30am
10:00am Kirtan
10:30am Sri Giriraj Govardhan Maha Abhishek
11:00am Class
12:00pm Bhoga offering to Giriraj
12:30pm Arati to Govardhana Hill & Kirtan followed by circumambulation of Govardhana Hill
1:00pm Singing of Damodarastaka
1:15pm Offering of lamps
1:45pm Prasada Feast

Sri Giriraj Govardhan Maha Abhishek Sponsorship
Wednesday 26 October
Contact Bhakti Katha 061 464 5327 or psdgbhakti@gmail.com

Kartik Festival Sponsorships
Bookings are open for sponsorships for Govardhan Puja, Srila Prabhupada’s Disappearance Day, and Kartik Purnima – Last Night of Kartik.
Contact 063 297 4398 or takecareofkrishna@gmail.com
View/download the complete list of sponsorships here
Note: Sponsorships are subject to availability.

Protecting Sri Sri Radha Radhanath’s Garden
Recently two beloved trees, a King Palm and an Ashoka on the “Krishna” side of the garden became irreversibly infected by the Polyphagous Shothole Borer beetle. This beetle is foreign to our lands and is infecting various areas throughout South Africa. Unfortunately, there is no cure nor prevention of infection. Only early detection can save a tree. These two trees have not survived the infection and have left their bodies. The trees have been cut down to ensure there is no spread of the beetle throughout the garden. We are grateful to these trees for providing beauty and shelter to the community.

September/October Hare Krishna News
Includes highlight of the One Spirit Heritage Fest. View/Download here

Week Ahead

Friday 21 October
– Fast from all grains, beans & legumes.

Saturday 22 October
Break Fast 05:10 – 09:30
Morning Class @7:30am
A Transcendental Diary, Chapter 2, Sri Vrndavana-dhama 8 & 9 December 1975
with Her Grace Ranga Devi Dasi

Sunday 23 October
Morning Class @7:30am

Sri Isopanishad, Mantra 10 – Realised Knowledge and Nescience
with His Grace Virabhadra Das

Love Feast @11am
Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Temple Memoirs

with His Grace Ramanujacharya Das (ACBSP)

Monday 24 October
Diwali (Hindu)

Tuesday 25 October

Wednesday 26 October
Govardhan Puja

Please see the festival details above.


ISKCON DURBAN Community Database
If you have not done so already, please register on our community database so that we can connect you to our programs and service opportunities. This is for all members of the congregation: young or old, initiated or uninitiated. Please click here. Please forward this message to other family members or friends.

Govinda’s Restaurant & Radhanath’s Gifts
Monday – Saturday 9:30am-4pm
Sundays & Public Holidays 9:30am-3pm
CLOSED on Wednesdays.
Note: The Temple Receptionist can assist you at Radhanath’s Gifts on weekdays between 8am-4pm.

How to Connect to the Temple?
031 403 3328 • temple@iskcondurban.net • iskcondurban.net