After leaving India, Kadamba Kanana Swami visited South Africa from 04-21 April. Maharaj spent his first few days in SA in Johannesburg and celebrated Rama Naumi at the temple in Lenasia. The programme began with an initiation ceremony which was followed by a class and then a kirtan. Visit Flickr to see photos.
After leaving Johannesburg, Maharaj made a quick visit to Durban for a medical check-up (all is well) before travelling to Cape Town on the 9th and arrived just in time for the Sunday afternoon lecture. He stayed in Cape Town until Thursday morning and the highlight of his visit was the celebration of his appearance day on 12 April. After a short morning class, disciples got the opportunity to read their offerings to Maharaj and in the evening, the programme continued with other well-wishers saying words in glorification of Maharaj’s service in Iskcon. Visit Flickr to see photos.
The Durban Ratha Yatra took place from 14-17 April. Kadamba Kanana Swami has been part of this festival for over 20 years now. The first chariot procession took place on Friday morning with Maharaj leading kirtan in front of the first of three chariots. Maharaj also participated in Q&A and kirtan slots in various tents at the site over three days but needed to recover on day four. Visit Flickr to see photos.
Kadamba Kanana Swami left South Africa on Friday, 21 April and travelled to Europe for his Vyasa-puja festival (24-27 April).