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New Zealand devotees stage Ratha-yatra

by Dina Bandhu das

Posted December 16, 2003

Around five hundred devotees celebrated Ratha-yatra Festival in Auckland, New Zealand on December 6. Led by HH Vedavyasapriya Swami and Janananda das prabhu, they pulled the chariot through Auckland's main street, known as Queen Street. HH Mukunda Goswami also took part in the Ratha-yatra procession for some time.

[Janananda das leads kirtan]

Chanting the holy name and prasadam distribution purified many people who witnessed the parade this Saturday.

[Colourfully garbed dancers on the festival route]

Afterwards in the temple of Sri Sri Radha-Giridhari in the New Varsana Community, devotees enjoyed a big feast after the successful Ratha-yatra Festival.

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