Written by Candrasekhara Das
While South Africa commemorates the 40th Anniversary of Srila Prabhupada’s visit to the rainbow nation, October 2015 has special significance for the Durban Yatra since it marks the 30th anniversary of the flagship Sri Sri Radha Radhanatha temple. The temples roots have grown deep within Durban and as a result has earned a special place in the city’s heart. In 2013, the temple won the city’s tourism award and now in 2015, was the winner of Trip Advisors certificate of excellence. All this has been made possible by the valuable input of many devotees – Kadamba Kanana Swami is counted among them.
The festive mood was amplified by Kadamba Kanana Swami’s recent trip to Durban (11-19 September) with his sweet bhajans, explosive kirtans and deep philosophical presentations.
His stay began with a Spring Student Retreat hosted by the temple. Students from Johannesburg, Pretoria and Durban participated in the retreat – their stay at the temple deepening their love for Krsna consciousness. Hard work by the Bhakti Yoga Society preaching team in South Africa’s prestigious universities has produced a strong number of enthusiastic Bhakti Yoga practitioners who are determined at reaping life’s greatest rewards. Kadamba Kanana Swami dedicated his time fully to nurturing these spiritually hungry souls with his apt discussions and high-energy kirtans. The retreat was a resounding success with Kadamba Kanana Swami enjoying the retreat just as much, if not more than the students. The rest of Kadamba Kanana Swami’s stay in Durban was spent giving daily Bhagavatam classes at the temple and evening programs around the Durban region.
Please see below links to all classes and kirtans by Kadamba Kanana Swami. Recordings were captured by Bhakta Nimai (Germany).