2023 Janmashtami Festival Guide

( – Week Ahead 1-8 September: 2023 Janmashtami Festival Guide

Dear Friends

Sri Krishna Janmashtami Festival Guide

Saturday 2 September
Bangladesh Janmashtami Festival • 9am-12pm

Monthly Sankirtan Festival • 9:30pm-1pm
Make this MSF an offering for Janmashtami and Srila Prabhupada’s Vyasa-puja. Meet at the Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Prasada Marquee to collect your book pack and Janmashtami flyers and join a team on book distribution or harinam. We will meet back at the temple at 1pm for realisations and lunch prasada.

Gita Week Day 2 • 2pm-5pm

Lotus Park Janmashtami Festival @5pm
Lotus Park Community Hall, 4 Araucaria Place
Contact Dayal Caitanya 083 557 1062

Sunday 3 September
Gifts & Offerings • 10am-5pm
You may offer gifts, jewellery, fruit & flowers, cooking ingredients, & birthday cards to Sri Sri Radha Radhanath.
Free Vegetarian Meals • 10am-5pm
Lotus Market • 10am-4pm
Krishna Kids Birthday Party • 2pm-5pm

(There will be a jumping castle and kids activity station from 10am)
Gita Week Day 3 • 2pm-5pm

Wednesday 6 September
Gifts & Offerings • 10am-6pm
Free Vegetarian Meals • 10am-6pm
Senior Citizens’ Wellness Festival • 9am-12pm

Thursday 7 September
Sri Krishna Janmashtami

Fast until midnight.
4:30am – Midnight

Arts & Culture Youth Fest • 9:30am-11:30am
Contact Rupa Vilas 072 613 2197

Gifts & Offerings • 9am-9pm
You may offer gifts, jewellery, fruit & flowers, cooking ingredients, & birthday cards to Sri Sri Radha Radhanath.
Free Vegetarian Meals • 10am-Midnight
Cultural Festival • 6pm-Midnight

Sri Krishna Janmashtami Maha Abhishek • 7:30pm-8:15pm
You can assist the pujaris of Sri Sri Radha Radhanath to bathe the Deities. Contact Bhakti Katha 061 464 5327 (WhatsApp only) or for queries. Sponsorship is R1500.

Janmashtami Market • 6pm-11pm
Govinda’s Snack Bar • Gift Store • Face Painting • Wisdom Books • Deity Seva
Bhakti Theatre’s Campfire Kirtan 7pm-11pm

My Janmashtami Challenge • 6pm-10:30pm
Complete four challenges:
1. Krishna Lila Adventure
2. 108 Mantras
3. Floating Candle Prayers
4. Krishna’s 360 Photo Booth
On completion of each challenge, you will be awarded a colour-coded sticker to add to your scorecard. Use your completed scorecard to claim your prize. This challenge is open to everyone. You can enter as an individual, couple, family, or as a team. It will take approximately 45 minutes to complete the challenge.

We appreciate that safety and parking are issues and have therefore taken the following measures:
Park & Ride
Please see the parking map below. Note the order of parking options (when each area is filled the next site will be opened for parking):
1. eThekwini Customer Service Centre
2. Mosque
3. Chatsworth Centre Roof Parking
The blue route on the map marks the park-and-ride facility.

Safety & Security
Visible private security, SAPS and Metro will be on hand, monitoring and surveillance. Over 30 car guards will be on duty and individual car security checks on exit.

Friday 9 September
Sri Vyasa-puja of
His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

The festival begins at 10am.
You are encouraged to prepare food and flower offerings for Srila Prabhupada.

Save the Date

ISKCON Disciples Course
with His Grace Swarup Damodar Das
Rose Heights Primary School
Sunday 10 September 10am–4pm
Saturday 16 September 11am–4pm
Monday 25 September 10am–4pm
Saturday 30 September 11am-4pm
Sunday 1 October 10am–4pm
Queries Alanath Das 083 775 2760
Register here

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