03 Mar Celebrating Sri Krishna Caitanya Mahaprabhu’s Appearance Day in the Streets of Durban, today, Saturday, 03 March 2012 at 10:00
Article sent by His Grace Ramkinkar Dasa
Dear Suda Sing, Jessica and Sisza
Please accept our greetings and best wishes.
ISKCON KZN is holding a Maha Harinam today, Saturday, 02 March 2012 at 10:00
am, starting at the Durban City Hall through the streets of Durban.
The ISKCON Bhaktivedanta Harinam Party extends an invitation to your esteemed
media to kindly cover this historic event.
Leading the Bhaktivedanta Harinam Party is Sri Natai Gaura Hari on Their
magnificent and majestic Palanquin to celebrate Sri Krishna Caitanya
Mahaprabhu’s Appearance Day, the Yuga Avatar, who taught by example the Yuga
Dham Harinam Sankirtan, the public chanting of Lord Krishna’s Holy Names: Hare
Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare / Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama
This is the most important day in the life of the Vaishnavas and all living
entities to collectively participate in the chanting, dancing, glorifying the
activities of the Lord and His Devotees and taking refreshments, maha prasadam.
This prestigious and colourful procession is also part of remembering His
Divine Grave AC Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada only visit to Durban, South
Africa and addressed a capacity audience at the Durban City Hall on 07 October
“Remember all Indian Nationalist passports were stamped and read, all
countries, except South Africa”, said, His Holiness Bhakti Charu Swami.
Against all odds his Spiritual Master His Divine Grave AC Bhaktivedanta Swami
Prabhupada visited and met with leading personalities, like the then late
Professor Oliver,Rector of the then University of Durban Westville.
“Why do you not have a Department teaching the difference between a living and
dead body,” asked Srila Prabhupada to Professor Olivier.
“Professor Olivier was stunned and fully agreed to open a department. Srila
Prabhupada was prepared to send Dr T Singh, His Holiness Sawarup Damodar
Maharaj to teach, said His Holiness Partha Sarathi Das Goswami Maharaj.
Hence by the vision and spiritual potency of Srila Prabhupada, the Professor
opened the Department of Hindu Studies.
His preaching tour took him to Durban and Johannesburg, his only visit to the
Republic of South Africa.
His Holiness Bhakti Charu Swami fearlessly followed in the footsteps of his
Spiritual Master as the then Chairperson of the Governing Body Commission
risked losing his passport, came to the shores of Durban, charming and
enchanting the enthusiasm of the local pious people in Chanting Hare Krishna to
All glories to Natai Gauri Hari. All glories to Srila Prabhupada.
The most Auspicious Appearance Day of Lord Sri Krishna Caitanya Mahaprabhu’s
the Yuga Avatar Ki Jai
Our latest recruit, Thando, 6 years old enjoyed the chanting at the 21 Birthday
bash last night of Papa, Lights, Avish Singh, baby son of Geetha and Prem
Singh, an Actural Student at UKZN.
He and his mum Sne promised to come to the Sunday Love Feast Program at NJP in
A sumptuous meal will be served after the Supreme Worship of Lord Sri Krishna
Caitanya Mahaprabhu, Hari Hari Bol, the Supreme Super Soul Rock Star, so let’s
Rock & Roll in the Streets of Durban.
“Even a child and a poor man can take part in the chanting and dancing,” said
His Holiness Giriraj Swami quoting His Divine AC Bhaktivedanta Swami
Ramkinkar das & Team