Religion: Sri Krishna festival of devotion

2009-11-25 00:00

RELIGIOUS group the Bhakti­vedanta International will be holding a Festival of Devotion in Pietermaritzburg this week in preparation for the visit of the leader of the movement and spiritual master, Srila B.V. Narayana Gosvami Maharaja in 2010. Devotees from all over the world will converge on KwaZulu-Natal to attend tent rallies over the next month.

The programmes will feature music, drama, interactive lectures, and free vegetarian meals will be served.

In Pietermaritzburg the programme will be held in Kanai Road opposite the Northdale stadium tomorrow, Friday and Saturday.

The events will run from 5.30 pm till 9 pm. In Phoenix the programme will be held at Eastbury grounds in unit 7, on December 10, 11 and 12. Greytown will follow on December 8 at Lucky’s sports ground, and Stanger on December 17,18 and 19 at the Glenhill ground.

International ar­tists from India, Kishon Mohan Dasa and his wife, Szudevi Devi Dasi, will perform Indian spiritual music.

“[B]y chanting the holy names of Sri Krishna you can establish a relationship with God,” said Sripad Damodara Maharaja.

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