14th Annual Prabhupada Festival
Posted April 21, 2005
14th Annual Prabhupada Festival:
Memorial Day Weekend, May 28th & 29th
Fourteen years ago, Lokanatha Maharaja came to Los Angeles for a meeting about the Srila Prabhupada Centennial Celebration. He looked into the audience of devotees and asked, "What are you going to do for your spiritual master on this occasion?" In the meeting there were many Srila Prabhupada disciples. We thought, what about having a festival to honor Srila Prabhupada and create an occasion to reunite all of his followers? Little did we know, at that time many other devotees were having the same feeling. Shortly afterwards, we formed a committee and started what is now known as the Prabhupada Festival. In 1991 on Memorial Day weekend, we had our first festival, sweet and small. We thought it appropriate to have the celebration on that weekend, so people would remember to come, since it was a memorial for Srila Prabhupada. Fourteen years later, it would manifest into a huge festival, and be brought to a new level by the second generation youth, whose enthusiasm and dedication keep the festival going strong. We salute the young devotees who work so hard and we encourage their active participation and leadership in our movement and pray that we all can work together to please Srila Prabhupada. The success of this festival is due to the Los Angeles community, and their efforts to come together to honor our beloved spiritual master. So come celebrate and glorify His Divine Grace on Memorial Day weekend, and with your help we can put on the best festival ever for the pleasure of Srila Prabhupada.
Prabhupada Festival Committee
3764 Watseka Ave.
Los Angeles, California 90034