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Week Ahead 3-9 March 2023

Dear Friends

We celebrate the appearance anniversary of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, from Saturday 4 March until Wednesday 8 March. “May the Supreme Lord who is known as the son of Śrīmatī Śacī-devī be transcendentally situated in the innermost chambers of your heart. Resplendent with the radiance of molten gold, He has appeared in the Age of Kali by His causeless mercy to bestow what no incarnation has ever offered before: the most sublime and radiant mellow of devotional service, the mellow of conjugal love.” Śrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta Ādi-līlā 1.4. Here are a few ways you can render personal service to the Lord:

Gifts for Lord Caitanya
You are invited to bring gifts, birthday cards, flowers, and bhoga for Lord Caitanya.

Sri Gaura Purnima Maha Abhishek
You can also contribute towards Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu’s Maha Abhishek.
The cost is R1008. Book via the link here or contact Bhakti Katha via WhatsApp 061 464 5327

Week Ahead

Friday 3 March
Sri Madhavendra Puri’s Disappearance Anniversary

He was the spiritual master of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu’s spiritual master, Sri Ishvara Puri. Due to his spotless devotion, Sri Gopinath stole a pot of condensed milk for him.

Ekadasi
Fast from all grains, beans & legumes

Westville Nama-hatta @6pm
Sweetness of Sanga – Remaining Inspired
By Her Grace Gangamata Goswamini Dasi
Venue: UKZN Westville Hindu Centre
RSVP via WhatsApp on 076 549 5474 (Paramatma Das)

Kendra Nama-hatta @7pm
Sri Gaura Purnima Festival – Sri Siksastakam of Lord Caitanya
By His Grace Jaisacinandana Das
Venue: Kendra Hall
RSVP via WhatsApp on 083 453 3026 (Bhakta Shravan)

Saturday 4 March
Ekadasi Break Fast 05:48 – 08:16
Sri Siksatakam Class @7:30am
By His Grace Radhika Jivana Das

Sri Gaura Purnima Maha Harinam @10:30am
Starts at the Snake Park on the Beachfront
In honour of His Holiness Kadamba Kanana Swami

Food For Life South Africa invites you to
An Evening with His Holiness Partha Sarathi Das Goswami @6:30pm
2 Centre Road, Newlands

Sunday 5 March
Sri Siksatakam Class @7:30pm
By Her Grace Gangamata Goswamini Dasi

Love Feast @11am
Lord Caitanya – The Personification of Compassion
With His Grace Ramvijay Prabhu

Monday 6 March
Sri Siksatakam Class @6:30pm
By His Grace Raghunath Bhatta Das

Tuesday 7 March
Sri Gaura Purnima

Appearance Anniversary of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu
Fast until moonrise (6:38pm)

4:30am Mangal Arati
5:00am Japa
7:00am Srila Prabhupada guru-puja
7:15am Class by His Grace Swarup Damodar Das
8:00am Greet the Deities in Their new outfit
5:30pm Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu’s Maha Abhisek
6:00pm Prasad serve out begins. Note: break fast is at 6:38pm.
7:00pm Gaura arati & kirtan
7:30pm Class by His Holiness Partha Sarathi Das Goswami

Wednesday 8 March
Jagannath Misra Utvasa @7am

Reminders

ISKCON Disciple Course (IDC)
Facilitated by His Holiness Bhakti Caitanya Swami
This course is designed for all devotees who want to better understand the relationship between guru and disciple, especially those seeking first and second initiations. There are no pre-requisites for this course.
Course Dates: 18-21 March
March 18th (Sat): 10h00 to 13h00 SAST
March 19th (Sun): 10h00 to 13h00 SAST
March 20th (Mon): 18h30 to 19h30 SAST
March 21st (Tues public holiday): 10h00 to 13h00 SAST
Register here
Course fee: R225 (SA) For any enquiries, please email education.bcais@gmail.com

Govinda’s Restaurant & Radhanath’s Gifts
Monday – Saturday 9:30am-4pm
Sundays & Public Holidays 9:30am-3pm
Note: Govinda’s is now open on Wednesdays. The Temple Receptionist will assist you at Radhanath’s Gifts on Wednesdays.

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

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