Heart Felt Thank You And Prannams From ISKCON Baltimore
Posted June 7, 2006
The ISKCON Baltimore Rathayatra Committee would like to offer its humble obeisances and appreciation to all the devotees who helped make the festival possible. Your service personally, financially, or by just attending was much appreciated. Special thanks goes out to devotees who came all the way from New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Washington DC, West Virginia, and even Florida, to be a part of this blissful event, in service to our divine spiritual master, Srila Prabhupada, and Lord Jagannatha.
The procession lasted for almost two hours with devotees chanting and dancing blissfully together whilst being led by a police escort up Light Street, one of Baltimore's main tourist streets, to the Festival of India site. Kirtans led by Sarvajaya Prabhu, Shastrivar Prabhu, and Gaura-vani Prabhu among others were nothing but ecstatic and caught the heart and soul of all devotees and passersby.
Over 500 books and even more pamphlets were distributed and thousands of people got the opportunity to hear the holy name, perhaps for the first times in their lives. The stage program, MCd by Pragnesh Surti Prabhu from New York, kept the audience entertained. As is Baltimore tradition, a rapturous stage kirtan performed by ISKCON youth amassed a massive crowd and closed the 2006 festival.
We were very pleased with the results of this year's festival, Baltimore’s fourth, which the Lord kindly bestowed upon us. We hope to grow the event even more in years to come so that we may continue to serve the mission of Srila Prabhupada, and Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu.
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