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ISKCON Phoenix in Durban is a Hare Krishna temple dedicated to the practice of bhakti-yoga or loving service to Krishna. We are part of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), a worldwide spiritual movement founded by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada in 1966. The main deities are Sri Jagannath, Sri Baladev and Srimati Subadra-devi; as well as Sri Sri Nitai Gaurasundar. Click here to get more info on Durban Jagannath App

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Science and Spirituality: This section is offered especially for the scientifically inclined, who can experiment with and experience within the spiritual dimension of reality, thus expanding the frontiers of science. You can browse the articles in this section here. For more details : Click here  

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Krishna consciousness means an awareness of and affection for the Supreme Person, Krishna. It is the culmination of all forms of yoga, knowledge, meditation, and spirituality. Krishna consciousness is the natural, original, and blissful condition of every individual. Only when we’re covered by maya, illusion, do we forget who we are and who the Supreme Person is. We want happiness, but without Krishna consciousness, we don’t know who we are or what we’re supposed to do. We try to enjoy life through the body and mind, with hit-or-miss results. And we fear death since we don’t know what happens afterwards. The practices of Krishna consciousness, or bhakti-yoga, are meant to free us from the root cause of all anxiety by reawakening our normal, eternal spiritual happiness. The process is simpl...

Ratha Yatra (The Festival of Chariots)

Ratha-yatra, or the Festival of Chariots, is a joyous event celebrated for thousands of years in the Indian holy city of Jagannatha Puri and by Hare Krishna devotees in cities around the world. Jagannatha refers to the ecstatic form of the Lord with large eyes and rugged features who is carried on a gigantic chariot during this festival. As the story goes, Lord Krishna once overheard a conversation about how His dearest devotees, the cowherd maidens of Vrindavana, were lamenting in His absence. When He heard these accounts of overwhelming love in separation, the Lord’s hair began to stand on end, His eyes opened wide and filled with tears, and His arms and legs contracted as He went into a state of spiritual ecstasy. Seeing Lord Krishna in this condition, His elder brother Balarama (Balade...