Thursday, 20 September 2018

Week Ahead 20-26 September

Dear Friends
 
Your Week Ahead
 
Thursday 20 September
Ekadasi – Fast from all grains, beans & legumes. 
Fast until midday for Lord Vamana.
Lotus Park Nama-hatta @7pm
with His Holiness Bhakti Caitanya Swami 
Contact: Doyal Caitanya 083 557 1062
 
Friday 21 September
Appearance Anniversary of Lord Vamana
(Fast will be done on Thursday 20 September)
Ekadasi Break Fast 05:47-09:48
 
Saturday 22 September
Appearance Anniversary of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur
Fast until midday.
Festival will begin at 11am
 
Sunday 23 September
Love Feast @3pm
with His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
Devotees will also get the opportunity to read their Vyasa-puja offerings to His Divine Grace.
 
Monday 24 September
3rd Month of Chaturmasya begins – Fast from milk.
  
Bhadra Campaign 
24 September 2018
“If on the full moon day of the month of Bhadra one places Srimad-Bhagavatam on a golden throne and gives it as a gift, he will attain the supreme transcendental destination.” Srimad-Bhagavatam 12.13.13
By purchasing a full set/s of Srimad-Bhagavatam and giving it as a gift on Bhadra Purnima, the giver will go back to Godhead and the receiver will have the means to develop love for Krishna, which is the ultimate goal of life. You are invited to purchase a set of Srimad-Bhagavatam and gift it; or sponsor a set to be gifted on your behalf. ONLY R2500
Contact: Krishna Baladev 082 551 8047 or temple@iskcondurban.net
 
September/October 2018 Hare Krishna News
You may view/download the latest Hare Krishna News here: http://iskcondurban.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/SepOct-2018-HKN-web.pdf

Wednesday, 12 September 2018

Sri Radhashtami 2018 Festival Guide

Dear Friends
 
We have a splendid weekend planned to honour and celebrate Srimati Radharani. His Holiness Kadamba Kanana Swami has especially come to celebrate with us. Clear your schedule and take this opportunity to fill your heart with Sri Radha's divine love and mercy.
 
Saturday 15 September – Festival Day 1
Sacred Street Party @10am
with Kadamba Kanana Swami
Starts at Mini Town. Dress in your finest and most colourful. Do not forget your comfortable shoes, a sunhat, sunglasses, and sunblock. 
Prayers Cards for Srimati Radharani @3pm
In the Amphitheatre.
Bhakti Theatre will facilitate anyone wishing to offer a prayer and personal devotion to Srimati Radharani. Come along and design your own card and personal prayer. We will provide all raw materials for a donation of R30. Proceeds go towards the theatre.
Flower Petals for Flower Festival @4pm
We can all directly participate in the Flower Festival (flower petal bathing ceremony) by helping to make petals for the festival. You are also invited to sponsor petals for the abhishek.
1kg marigold petals @R108
1kg rose petals @R258
Kindly contact Bhakti Devi: tck@iskcondurban.net or 031 403 3328.
 
Sunday 16 September – Festival Day 2
Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Flower Festival @3pm
with Kadamba Kanana Swami
 
Monday 17 September – Festival Day 3
Sri Radhashtami
Fast until midday. 
You are invited to bring offerings of gifts, flowers, jewellery, and birthday cards for Srimati Radharani.
 
4:30am Deity Darshan in Their 1st new outfit and Mangal Arati & Kirtan
5:00am Tulasi-puja & Japa
7:00am Srila Prabhupada's Guru-puja
7:10am Class by Kadamba Kanana Swami
8:15am Greeting of Sri Sri Radha Radhanath in Their 2nd new outfit
BREAK
10:00am Sri Sri Radha Radhanath's Abhishek & Kirtan by Kadamba Kanana Swami
11:30am Class by Kadamba Kanana Swami
12:30pm Arati & Kirtan
1:15pm Feast
BREAK
5:30 - 6:45pm Feast (Prasad will not be served after the programme.)
7:00pm Deity Darshan in Their 3rd new outfit and Arati & Kirtan
7:30pm Class by His Holiness Partha Sarathi Das Goswami and His Holiness Kadamba Kanana Swami

NOTE: The festival will be broadcast live on MayapurTV on the Durban channel. Program is subject to change.

Sri Radhashtami Festival celebrations also held at the following venues:
New Jagannath Puri Temple (ISKCON Phoenix) – All day.
ISKCON Pietermaritzburg from 6:30pm
ISKCON Estcourt from 6:30pm
ISKCON Ladysmith from 6:30pm
ISKCON Newcastle from 6:30pm
 
Sri Radhashtami Deity Utsava Seva
You are invited to render personal service to the Deities on this most auspicious day. Sponsorships begin at R108 (flower petals for Flower Festival). Please call Bhakti Devi: 031 403 3328 or tck@iskcondurban.net.

Dates to Note

 
Thursday 20 September
Ekadasi – Fast from all grains, beans & legumes. 
Fast until midday for Lord Vamana.
 
Friday 21 September
Appearance Anniversary of Lord Vamana
(Fast will be done on Thursday 20 September)
Ekadasi Break Fast 05:47-09:48
 
Saturday 22 September
Appearance Anniversary of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur
Fast until midday.
Festival will begin at 11am
  
Bhadra Campaign 
24 September 2018
“If on the full moon day of the month of Bhadra one places Srimad-Bhagavatam on a golden throne and gives it as a gift, he will attain the supreme transcendental destination.” Srimad-Bhagavatam 12.13.13
By purchasing a full set/s of Srimad-Bhagavatam and giving it as a gift on Bhadra Purnima, the giver will go back to Godhead and the receiver will have the means to develop love for Krishna, which is the ultimate goal of life. You are invited to purchase a set of Srimad-Bhagavatam and gift it; or sponsor a set to be gifted on your behalf. ONLY R2500
Contact: Krishna Baladev 082 551 8047 or temple@iskcondurban.net

Wednesday, 5 September 2018

Week Ahead 6-12 September 2018

Dear Friends
 
I trust you had a blessed Sri Krishna Janmashtami Festival. Thank you to those who rendered service to Sri Sri Radha Radhanath. My hope is that everyone who attended the festival feels closer to Krishna and will come forward to spend more time at the temple.
 
On Sunday 9 September is the Soweto Cultural Festival of Chariots. Since the inception of this festival, Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Temple has assisted with sponsorships, logistics, and organisation. I think this festival will bring great pleasure to Srila Prabhupada.
 
In 10 days we will be celebrating Sri Radhashtami. It will be a 3-day celebration and will include a pusha abhishek (flower We will be sharing festival details soon.
 
Hare Krishna!
 
Your servant
Vibhu Caitanya Das
 
Sri Vyasa-puja Book of His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami
 
You may view/download BBT Africa’s local Sri Vyasa-puja book here:
https://spvyasapuja.files.wordpress.com/2018/08/srila-prabhupada-vyasa-puja-book-2018.pdf
 
Bhadra Campaign
24 September 2018
“If on the full moon day of the month of Bhadra one places Srimad-Bhagavatam on a golden throne and gives it as a gift, he will attain the supreme transcendental destination.” Srimad-Bhagavatam 12.13.13By purchasing a full set/s of Srimad-Bhagavatam and giving it as a gift on Bhadra Purnima, the giver will go back to Godhead and the receiver will have the means to develop love for Krishna, which is the ultimate goal of life. You are invited to purchase a set of Srimad-Bhagavatam and gift it; or sponsor a set to be gifted on your behalf. ONLY R2500
Contact: Krishna Baladev 082 551 8047 or temple@iskcondurban.net
Week Ahead
 
Thursday 6 September
Ekadasi – Fast from all grains, beans & legumes.
 
Friday 7 September
Ekadasi Break Fast 06:04-09:57
 
Saturday 8 September
Sri Vyasa-puja of His Holiness Giriraj Swami @4pm
 
Sunday 9 September
Soweto Cultural Festival of Chariots
Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Love Feast @3pm
with His Grace Medhavi Das
ISKCON Ladysmith Sri Vyasa-puja Celebration @9am
The procession starts at Meena Place and ends at the Temple.
 
Wednesday 12 September
Bhagavad-gita Overview @UKZN
Westville Campus, Hindu Centre @6pm
A light vegetarian meal will be provided.
Contact Laxminath Das 073 819 1980
 
Dates to Note
 
Sri Radhashtami Festival 
15-17 September

Thursday, 30 August 2018

Sri Krishna Janmashtami 2018 Festival Guide

Dear Friends
 
The 2018 Sri Krishna Janmashtami Festival begins on Saturday. There is loads of information to share. All information is important and will definitely ensure you have a wonderful Janmashtami experience at the Temple.
 
Parking & Security
One of the biggest concerns when visiting the temple is parking and safety. Parking will be available in and around the temple with park and ride facilities. We will have visible security, police patrol, and volunteer security. It is important that all worshippers feel safe and secure during their visit to the temple and therefore we have put extra effort in this regard.
 
Festival Overview
What to expect at the Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Temple 2018 Sri Krishna Janmashtami Celebration?
Giant Lila Displays, Mantra Park, Movies Under the Stars, Cultural Entertainment, All Day Offerings, Kirtan & Drumming at the Campfire, Bhakti Theatre's Draupadi–The Fire-born Princess.
Govinda's Pop-up Snack Bar and Govinda's Pizzeria will offer an alternative to the free delicious breyani. You can also support our Deity Maha Shop, Book Store, BYS Fund Raising Store, and the Radhanath's Gifts Sale (30% off ALL Gopi Outfits!)
 
For details please go to our Janmashtami Festival page on our website:
http://iskcondurban.net/?page_id=4682
This page will provide the most updated information.
 
Join #TeamLove
Volunteer your time to make Sri Krishna Janmashtami Festival memorable and have a dynamic festival experience. It's easy! Simply email temple@iskcondurban.net with #TeamLove in the subject line and we will contact you. Or you can WhatsApp #TeamLove to 062 526 3606.

Janmashtami Hall Festivals
 
Thursday 30 August
Sea Cow Lake Janmashtami Hall Festival @6:30pm
Sri Vishnu Temple
 
Friday 31 August
Kendra Janmashtami Hall Festival @7pm
Kendra Hall, 5 John Zikhali Rd, Greyville
 
Saturday 1 September
Richards Bay
ISKCON Temple Site @ 2:30pm
 
Estcourt Janmashtami Hall Festival @3pm
Swami Sahajananda, Community Centre, Canna Avenue
 
Northdene Janmashtami Hall Festival @5pm
Santh Samaj, Santh Circle
 
Clare Estate Janmashtami Hall Festival @6:30pm
Salligram Hall, Clare Road
 
Lotus Park Janmashtami Hall Festival @6:30pm
Lotus Park Community Hall, 4 Araucaria Place
 
Tuesday 4 September
Srila Prabhupada's Sri Vyasa-puja
Fast until Midday
(Everyone is encouraged to bring a food and/or flower offerings for Srila Prabhupada. Offerings to be in by 11am.)
4:30am Mangal Arati
5:00am Tulasi-puja
5:15am Japa
7:00am Srila Prabhupada Guru-puja
7:15am Morning Class
8:00am Deity Greetings
9:00am Sri Vyasa-puja Celebration begins
12:30pm Arati & Kirtan
1:00am Feast
 
Dates to Note
 
Thursday 6 September
Ekadasi – Fast from all grains, beans & legumes.
 
Friday 7 September
Ekadasi Break Fast 06:04-09:57
 
Saturday 8 September 
His Holiness Giriraj Swami's Sri Vyasa-puja @4pm
 
Sunday 9 September
Soweto Cultural Festival of Chariots

Thursday, 23 August 2018

Week Ahead 23-29 August 2018

Week Ahead 23-29 August

Dear Friends

Join #TeamLove
Volunteer your time to make Sri Krishna Janmashtami Festival memorable and have a dynamic festival experience. It’s easy! Simply email temple@iskcondurban.net with #TeamLove in the subject line and we will contact you. Or you can WhatsApp #TeamLove to 062 526 3606.

Deity Utsava Seva
Festival season is just around the corner. Sri Sri Radha Radhanath, Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, and Giriraj Govardhan will be receiving special worship over the festival days. You can also be a part of personal service to the Deity. Simply sponsor a puja, items for worship, etc. Contact Bhakti Devi: 031 403 3328 or tck@iskcondurban.net

Your Week Ahead

Thursday 23 August
Jhulana Yatra – Chota Sri Sri Radha Radhanath swing festival will begin after Gaura-arati

Friday 24 August
Jhulana Yatra – Chota Sri Sri Radha Radhanath swing festival will begin after Gaura-arati
 
Saturday 25 August
Kirtanuity Youth Gathering @4pm
with His Grace Vibhu Caitanya Das – Establishing Krishna in the Heart
Jhulana Yatra after Gaura-arati

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Sri Balarama Purnima
Fast until midday
Jhulana Yatra Ends
4:30am Mangal Arati
5:00am Tulasi-puja
5:15am Japa
7:00am Srila Prabhupada Guru-puja
7:15am Morning Class by His Holiness Bhaktijivan Vrajananda Swami
8:00am Deity Greetings
11:00am Special Balarama Purnima Class by His Grace Swarup Damodar Das
12:30pm Arati & kirtan
1:00pm Jhulana-yatra
1:30pm Feast
(no afternoon program)
New Jagannath Puri Temple (ISKCON Phoenix) Midday Festival, class by Bhaktijivan Vrajananda Swami
Sri Sri Dayal Nitai-Gaurahari Temple (ISKCON Pietermaritzburg) Midday Festival, class by Vibhu Caitanya Das

Janmashtami Hall Festivals
Saturday 25 August
Stanger Janmashtami Hall Festival @4:30pm
Sanathan Mundal Hall, 21 Greyridge Drive
Special Guest: His Holiness Partha Sarathi Das Goswami
Mid South Coast Janmashtami Hall Festival @4pm
Craigieburn Temple Hall, Temple Road
Special Guest: Bhaktijivan Vrajananda Swami
Port Shepstone Janmashtami Hall Festival @3:30pm
Ram Narayana Temple, Dairy Road, Marburg
Tongaat Namahatta Janmashtami Hall Festival @6:30pm
Vishwaroop Temple, 10 Plein Street

Monday 27 August
Merebank Janmashtami Hall Festival @7pm
Merebank Community Hall
Special Guest: Bhaktijivan Vrajananda Swami

Thursday 30 August
Sea Cow Lake Janmashtami Hall Festival @6:30pm
Sri Vishnu Temple

Friday 31 August
Kendra Janmashtami Hall Festival @7pm
Kendra Hall, 5 John Zikhali Rd, Greyville
Special Guest: Partha Sarathi Das Goswami

Saturday 1 September
Richards Bay
ISKCON Temple Site @ 2:30pm
Estcourt Janmashtami Hall Festival @3pm
Swami Sahajananda, Community Centre, Canna Avenue
Northdene Janmashtami Hall Festival @5pm
Santh Samaj, Santh Circle
Clare Estate Janmashtami Hall Festival @6:30pm
Salligram Hall, Clare Road
Lotus Park Janmashtami Hall Festival @6:30pm
Lotus Park Community Hall, 4 Araucaria Place
Special Guest: Partha Sarathi Das Goswami

Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Temple 2018 Sri Krishna Janmashtami Festival Guide herehttp://iskcondurban.net/?page_id=4682

Thursday, 16 August 2018

Week Ahead 16-22 August

Festival Season in Full Swing!
 
#TeamLove
Have you joined yet? It's easy! Simply email temple@iskcondurban.net with #TeamLove in the subject line and we will contact you. Or you can WhatsApp #TeamLove to 062 526 3606. #TeamLove kicks off with the temple maha clean-up on Sunday 19 August.
 
Bhakti Yoga Society (BYS) Needs A Cover!
BYS (the university student cultivation program) will be hosting two Bhakti Cloud events on UKZN and Howard campuses. Bhakti Cloud is a spiritual music festival. Lend BYS a hand by loaning your gazebo over the festival. Contact Rukmini: 084 579 1080
 
Deity Utsava Seva
Festival season is just around the corner. Sri Sri Radha Radhanath, Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, and Giriraj Govardhan will be receiving special worship over the festival days. You can also be a part of personal service to the Deity. Simply sponsor a puja, items for worship, etc. Contact Bhakti Devi: 031 403 3328 or tck@iskcondurban.net 

His Holiness Bhaktijivana Vrajananda Swami’s visit to Durban has been delayed.
 
Your Week Ahead
 
Saturday 18 August
Malvern Janmashtami Festival @4pm
Malvern Orphanage, 10 Coniston Lane, Queensburgh
Pinetown Janmashtami Hall Festival @5pm
Pinetown Civic Hall, Kings Road 
with His Holiness Partha Sarathi Das Goswami
One Year Memorial of His Grace Madhukanta Das @4pm
ISKCON Pietermaritzburg Sri Sri Dayal Nitai-Gaurahari Temple
Cnr of Bombay Road and Olympia Way
Guest Speaker: His Grace Jaisacinandana Das
 
Sunday 19 August
SSRRT Maha Clean-up
Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu set the example on how to welcome the Lord by personally cleansing the Gundica Temple. In preparation of Sri Krishna Janmashtami and following in the Lord’s footsteps we will be doing a thorough cleansing of Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Temple, the temple gardens, and including the surrounding area. You are invited to join in and help make the temple more beautiful for the Lord's divine appearance.
11:45am Srila Prabhupada’s Guru-puja followed by a reading by
               His Grace Vibhu Caitanya Das
12:15pm Break into Cleaning Teams
12:30pm Maha Cleaning begins
4:15pm   Sri Sri Radha Radhanath’s Inspection Parikrama
5:00pm   Feast
 
Monday 20 August
Hare Krishna! – The Movie Screening in Merebank
Merebank Community Hall @7pm
For tickets call 084 441 5647
 
Tuesday 21 August
Jhulana Yatra Begins
Chota Sri Sri Radha Radhanath swing festival will begin after Gaura-arati. 
 
Wednesday 22 August
Ekadasi - Fast from all grains beans and legumes
Jhulana Yatra – Chota Sri Sri Radha Radhanath swing festival will begin after Gaura-arati
 
Thursday 23 August
Ekadasi Break Fast 06:21 - 06:47
Jhulana Yatra – Chota Sri Sri Radha Radhanath swing festival will begin after Gaura-arati
 
Dates to Note
 
Friday 24 August
Jhulana Yatra – Chota Sri Sri Radha Radhanath swing festival will begin after Gaura-arati
 
Saturday 25 August
Kirtanuity Youth Night @6pm
Jhulana Yatra – Chota Sri Sri Radha Radhanath swing festival will begin after Gaura-arati
 
Sunday 26 August
Sri Balarama Purnima
Fast until midday
Jhulana Yatra Ends
 
4:30am Mangal Arati
5:00am Tulasi-puja
5:15am Japa
7:00am Srila Prabhupada Guru-puja
7:15am Morning Class
8:00am Deity Greetings
11:00am Special Balarama Purnima Class
12:30pm Arati & kirtan
1:00pm Jhulana-yatra
1:30pm Feast
(no afternoon program)
 


Janmashtami Hall Festivals
 
Saturday 25 August
Stanger Janmashtami Hall Festival @4:30pm
Sanathan Mundal Hall, 21 Greyridge Drive
Special Guest: Partha Sarathi Das Goswami
 
Mid South Coast Janmashtami Hall Festival @4pm
Craigieburn Temple Hall, Temple Road
 
Port Shepstone Janmashtami Hall Festival @3:30pm
Ram Narayana Temple, Dairy Road, Marburg
 
Tongaat Namahatta Janmashtami Hall Festival @6:30pm
Vishwaroop Temple, 10 Plein Street
 
Monday 27 August
Merebank Janmashtami Hall Festival @7pm
Merebank community hall
 
Thursday 30 August
Sea Cow Lake Janmashtami Hall Festival @6:30pm
Sri Vishnu Temple
 
Friday 31 August
Kendra Janmashtami Hall Festival @7pm
Kendra Hall, 5 John Zikhali Rd, Greyville
Special Guest: Partha Sarathi Das Goswami
 
Saturday 1 September
Richards Bay
ISKCON Temple Site @ 2:30pm
 
Estcourt Janmashtami Hall Festival @3pm
Swami Sahajananda, Community Centre, Canna Avenue
 
Northdene Janmashtami Hall Festival @5pm
Santh Samaj, Santh Circle
 
Clare Estate Janmashtami Hall Festival @6:30pm
Salligram Hall, Clare Road
 
Lotus Park Janmashtami Hall Festival @6:30pm
Lotus Park Community Hall, 4 Araucaria Place
Special Guest: Partha Sarathi Das Goswami

Friday, 10 August 2018

Week Ahead 10-15 August

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#TeamLove
Join #TeamLove – a community service initiative. Our core principles are seva (service), sadhana (spiritual practice) and sanga (community). Have a dynamic 2018 Sri Krishna Janmashtami by joining #TeamLove.  Email temple@iskcondurban.net with #TeamLove in the subject line and we will contact you. Or you can WhatsApp #TeamLove to 062 526 3606. #TeamLove kicks off with the temple maha clean-up on Sunday 19 August.
 
Bhakti Yoga Society (BYS) Needs A Cover!
BYS (the university student cultivation program) will be hosting two Bhakti Cloud events on UKZN and Howard campuses. Bhakti Cloud is a spiritual music festival. Lend BYS a hand by loaning your gazebo over the festival. Contact Rukmini: 084 579 1080
 
Deity Utsava Seva
Festival season is just around the corner. Sri Sri Radha Radhanath, Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, and Giriraj Govardhan will be receiving special worship over the festival days. You can also be a part of personal service to the Deity. Simply sponsor a puja, items for worship, etc. Contact Bhakti Devi: 031 403 3328 or tck@iskcondurban.net
 
Your Week Ahead
 
Thursday 9 August
Women's Day Tea Party @9am
Bookings are CLOSED for this event. 
 
Saturday 11 August
Arena Park Janmashtami Hall Festival @5pm
Sri Vishnu Temple Society, corner of Roads 601/701 
with His Holiness Partha Sarathi Das Goswami
 
Sunday 12 August
Love Feast @3pm
with Partha Sarathi Das Goswami
 
Tuesday 14 August
Reservoir Hills Janmashtami Hall Festival @6:30pm
Seva Samag Hall, Battersea Avenue 
with Partha Sarathi Das Goswami
 
Wednesday 15 August – Friday 31 August
His Holiness Bhaktijivana Vrajananda Swami’s visit to Durban
 
Wednesday 15 August
Be a Sage Book Club 
Join our book club and share thoughts & realisations with fellow readers. Discussion on Srimad Bhagavatam, Canto 1, Chapter 16 with His Grace Vibhu Caitanya Das.
This event begins at 6:30pm sharp and ends at 7:30pm with a feast.
Reservation is essential: temple@iskcondurban.net / 031 403 3328 
 
Saturday 18 August
Pinetown Janmashtami Hall Festival @5pm
Pinetown Civic Hall, Kings Road 
with Partha Sarathi Das Goswami
 
Sunday 19 August
SSRRT Maha Clean-up
Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu set the example on how to welcome the Lord by personally cleansing the Gundica Temple. In preparation of Sri Krishna Janmashtami and following in the Lord’s footsteps we will be doing a thorough cleansing of Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Temple, the temple gardens, and including the surrounding area. You are invited to join in and help make the temple more beautiful for the Lord's divine appearance.