Sunday Sadhana - Season 01

Hinduism is like a pretty picture- alive with an abundance of cultural finesse, spiritual spices and soulful inspiration.  Sunday Sadhana, a popular Hindu magazine program broadcast on SABC 2 at 11:30am on Sundays has become a household name, with people from all walks of life anticipating our weekly production.  Through Sunday Sadhana, African Lotus Productions aims to bring authentic Hindu traditions and culture to you.  Focusing on inspiring a nation, ALPS fulfills its mission of ‘growing good thru’ media!

 

Past Episodes of Sunday Sadhana

Episode 01 - The Shri Marieamman Temple and ISKCON

Episode 02 - The Brake Village Kavady and Divine Life Sunlit Centre

Episode 03 - Firewalking and the Ramakri shna Dham's Anniversary

Episode 04 - Mahakumba Abhishgam and ABH with Anup Jalota

Episode 05 - Shri Vishnu Temple and Kevin Akaloo

Episode 06 - Mass wedding and Arya Samaj

Episode 07 - Sai Baba Documentary  

Episode 08 - Sai Baba Documentary

Episode 09 - Muruga statue unveiling and Kendra Gardens Retirement Home

Episode 10 - Tony Chetty and BAPS Shayona restaurant

Episode 11 - Raksha Bandhan and VaraLaks hmi Varadham

Episode 12 - Krishna Janmasthami with Shashika Mooruth and Shri Krishna Gowshala

Episode 13 - Brahmakumaris youth retreat and Saiva Sithantha Sangam

Episode 14 - Gurudwara Sahib and Ganesh Float Pro cession

Episode 15 - Shri Krishna Society and Chinmaya Mission youth camp

Episode 16 - Heart Shrine Relic Tour and Parkland s Hindu Cultural Society

Episode 17 - Sweetmeat recipe with Nirmala Govende r and Msunduzi Diwali Festival

Episode 18 + 19 - Ramakrishna Society of South Africa docu mentary

Episode 20 - Kasthurie Gounden- Reiki master and Sarva Dharma Ashram in Wellbedacht

Episode 21 - Aryan Benevolent Society and Melrose Shree Siva Subramaniar Alaya m

Episode 22 - Kamini Moodley and KZN Philharmonic orchestra

Episode 23 - COP 17 – Brahmakumaris and Hin du Youth Network

Episode 24 - Krishna Leelas and Divine Life Society’s All Souls Day

Episode 25 - Kuchi pudi and Mala Lutchmanan’s book launch

Episode 26 - Karthigai Deepam and Yoga with the Art of Living Foundation

Episode 27 - Sweet rice and kadla with Nirmala Govender and Abalindi Skills centre

Episode 28 - Sant Nirankari Mission and Ram Mandir

Episode 29 - Vedic Astrology and Ela Gandhi- Gandhi in Hin duism

Episode 30 - Kavady & Bhagavad Gita (Jhb)

Episode 31 & 32 - Divine Life Documentary

Episode 33 - Shivarathri Yathra (Isnembe)& Bharatha Natyam Arrengetram(Tilishia Naidoo)

Episode 40 - Gayatree Peedam Yoga(Jadatharaya Institute)& Lord Shiva Statue(Umgeni Road Temple)

Episode 42 - Bellair Rd Firewalking & Hindvani

Episode 43 & 44 - The Story Of Iskcon - Documentary

Episode 48 - Shakha Camp(Swayamsevak Sangh)& India Cares

Episode 49 - Vikram Hazra(Unity in Diversity Concert) & BAPS Pran Prathishta Event(Swaminarayan Mandir JHB)

 

 

Watch episode 1 from this amazing series that showcased the Mount Edgecombe Shri Marieamman Temple in its entire splendor and the ISKCON Ratha Yatra festival in Durban.

 

Episode 01 - The Shri Marieamman Temple and ISKCON

 

 

Join the kavady procession in Tongaat as members of the Brake Village Temple observe Thai Poosam Kavady and be part of the inaugural celebrations at the Sunlit path Centre in Chatsworth.

 

Episode 02 - The Brake Village Kavady and Divine Life Sunlit Centre

 

 

 Watch episode 3 from this exciting series that showcased members of the Jacobs road Temple during their firewalking ceremony and join the Ramakrishna Dham in JHB during its anniversary celebrations.

 Episode 03 - Firewalking and the Ramakrishna Dham's Anniversary

 

Episode 4 of Sunday Sadhana that showcases the Mahakumba Abhishegam at the Parasakthie Alayam in Merebank and the ABH with internationally acclaimed singer, Anup Jalota.

Episode 04 - Mahakumba Abhishgam and ABH with Anup Jalota

Episode 5 of Sunday Sadhana which showcases the Shri Vishnu Temple, home to the largest Lord Hanuman statue in Africa and popular local musician, Kevin Akaloo's CD launch.

Episode 05 - Shri Vishnu Temple and Kevin Akaloo

 

Episode 6 entailing the mass wedding ceremony at the Shree Veeraboga Temple and the bahukund yajna ceremony held by the Arya Samaj.

Episode 06 - Mass wedding and Arya Samaj

 

Episode 7 & 8 is our Sai Baba documentary that has received outstanding feedback.

Episode 07 - Sai Baba Documentary

 

Episode 7 & 8 is our Sai Baba documentary that has received outstanding feedback.

Episode 08 - Sai Baba Documentary

 Episode 9 of Sunday Sadhana showcases the extravagant Muruga statue unveiling in Phoenix followed by the opening of the plush Kendra Gardens Retirement Home in Durban.

Episode 09 - Muruga statue unveiling and Kendra Gardens Retirement Home

 Episode 10 from this exciting series that brought the inspirational tale of Tony Chetty to your screens and left your tastebuds tickled with the veg goodies from the BAPS Shayona restaurant can be viewed below.

Episode 10 - Tony Chetty and BAPS Shayona restaurant

Episode 11 from this amazing series that saw members of the Hindu Students Association of UKZN celebrating Raksha Bandhan together and our spiritual leaders shedding some light on VaraLakshmi Varadham

Episode 11 - Raksha Bandhan and VaraLakshmi Varadham

Episode 12 from this amazing series celebrates Krishna Janmasthami with internationally acclaimed singing sensation Shashika Mooruth and the Shri Krishna Gowshala in PMB.

Episode 12 - Krishna Janmasthami with Shashika Mooruth and Shri Krishna Gowshala

 Episode 13 that showcased the Brahmakumaris World Spiritual University getting in touch with nature at the Kranskloof Nature Reserve in Durban, followed by the Saiva Sithantha Sangam of Rylands in Cape Town and their wonderful activities and we finally end with a spiritually uplifting bhajan rendition by the Karthiegasen Pillay Showband.

Episode 13 - Brahmakumaris youth retreat and Saiva Sithantha Sangam

 Episode 14 of this fantastic series that explored the sacred Gurudwara Sahib of Johannesburg and the Ganesh Float Procession in celebration of Ganesh Chaturthi at Durban's Blue Lagoon Park

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Episode 14 - Gurudwara Sahib and Ganesh Float Procession

 

Episode 15 of this fantastic series keeps it all homegrown as we discover the splendor of the Shri Krishna Society gently tucked away in the heart of Chatsworth, followed by an inspirational 'Fly High and Dive Deep' youth camp held by members of the Chinmaya Mission.

 Episode 15 - Shri Krishna Society and Chinmaya Mission youth camp

 

Episode 16 of this mesmerizing series that showcased the magical Heart Shrine Relic Tour at the Diakonia centre in Durban, followed by the activities and vision of Parklands Hindu Cultural Society of Cape Town and the curtains close on this episode with a lovely bhajan rendered by the talented Karthiegasen Pillay Showband.

 Episode 16 - Heart Shrine Relic Tour and Parklands Hindu Cultural Society

 Episode 17 of Sunday Sadhana that brought to your screens a Diwali special, with our very first sweetmeat recipe with Nirmala Govender and the exciting Msunduzi Diwali Festival with a classical dance performance by the talented Derosha Moodley.

Episode 17 - Sweetmeat recipe with Nirmala Govender and Msunduzi Diwali Festival

 The Ramakrishna Society of South Africa has worked tirelessly to bring to fruition many of its visions for a better South Africa.  Recognising their efforts, Sunday Sadhana traces the history of this remarkable organisation encapsulating it in a comprehensive documentary.

Episode 18 + 19 - Ramakrishna Society of South Africa documentary

 Episode 20, which entailed reiki master, Kasthurie Gounden, in a healing session and the opening ceremony of the prayer hall at the Sarva Dharma Ashram in Wellbedach

Episode 20 - Kasthurie Gounden- Reiki master and Sarva Dharma Ashram in Wellbedacht

 

 This episode commemorates our superb cultural heritage.  It begins with a visit to the Aryan benevolent Society, the first facility established to assist our forebears in South Africa and this is followed by a profile of a famous heritage site, the Melrose Shree Siva Subramaniar Alayam.

 Episode 21 - Aryan Benevolent Society and Melrose Shree Siva Subramaniar Alayam

 This episode is dedicated to Sri Sathya Sai Baba in commemoration of Baba’s birthday.  His glory is highlighted with an inspirational tale of trials and triumphs by Kamini Moodley and a rather unique rendition of bhajans, rendered by the KZN Philharmonic orchestra leaves us awestruck.

Episode 22 - Kamini Moodley and KZN Philharmonic orchestra

In this captivating episode, we visit a branch of the Brahmakumaris World Spiritual University to see how they’ve adjusted towards making the world a better place and we join thousands of students in a grand campaign initiated by the Hindu Youth Network towards ‘going green’. 

Episode 23 - COP 17 – Brahmakumaris and Hindu Youth Network

Episode 24 from this amazing series brings to life the love story of Radha and Krishna in the stunning theatre production, Krishna Leelas.  This is followed by a look at the Divine Life Society’s All Souls Day- a day set aside for the departed souls. 

Episode 24 - Krishna Leelas and Divine Life Society’s All Souls Day

Episode 25 from this captivating series allows viewers to journey into the city of Andhra Pradesh during an evening of Kuchipudi and thereafter we cover the elaborate book launch of popular radio personality, Mala Lutchmanan. 

Episode 25 - Kuchipudi and Mala Lutchmanan’s book launch

 We know how much you enjoy Sunday Sadhana. Focussing on the jyothi of oneness, episode 26 are members of the Saiva Sithuntha Sungum during their celebration of Karthigai Deepam and this is followed by a refreshing breathing and meditation session with members of the Art of Living Foundation.

  Episode 26 - Karthigai Deepam and Yoga with the Art of Living Foundation

pisode 27 of Sunday Sadhana caters for your super sweet tooth with a detailed recipe of sweetrice and kadla by chef Nirmala Govender and the inauguration of the Abalindi Skills Centre in Inanda, initiated by the Ramakrishna Centre of South Africa brings to life the adage, “service to man is service to God”.

Episode 27 - Sweet rice and kadla with Nirmala Govender and Abalindi Skills centre

 Episode 28 from this exciting series begins with a look at the Sant Nirankari Mission at Sandton’s, Shri Radhe Shyam Mandir and this is followed by a visit to the Ram Mandir in Shallcross during a Ram Katha session.

Episode 28 - Sant Nirankari Mission and Ram Mandir

Every Sunday is a dose of spirituality that is sure to leave you invigorated for the week. Catch episode 29 of this amazing Hindu magazine series as we take a look at Vedic astrology and chat to Ela Gandhi about her grandfather, the great Mahatma Gandhiji.

 Episode 29 - Vedic Astrology and Ela Gandhi- Gandhi in Hinduism

 Episode 30 - Kavady & Bhagavad Gita (Jhb)

Episode 31 - Divine Life Documentary


Episode 32 - Divine Life Documentary

Episode 33 - Shivarathri Yathra (Isnembe)& Bharatha Natyam Arrengetram(Tilishia Naidoo)


 

 

Episode 40 - Gayatree Peedam Yoga(Jadatharaya Institute)& Lord Shiva Statue(Umgeni Road Temple)

 Episode 42 - Bellair Rd Firewalking & Hindvani

Episode 43 & 44 - The Story Of Iskcon - Documentary

 

 

 

Episode 48 - Shakha Camp(Swayamsevak Sangh)& India Cares

Episode 49 - Vikram Hazra(Unity in Diversity Concert) & BAPS Pran Prathishta Event(Swaminarayan Mandir JHB)

 

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