Chakra Announcements

ISKCON Juhu Celebrates Makar Sankranti and Jagannatha Ratha-yatra

by Parijata d.d.

Posted January 22, 2004

[His Excellency Governor of Uttar Pradesh, Vishnukant Shastri with ISKCON sannyasis and devotees at the Hare Krishna Festival pandal on occasion of Lord Jagannath Rath yatra.]

The day 14th January 2004, marks the auspicious day when Srila Prabhupada installed Sri Sri Radha Rasabihari 26 years ago. On occasion of Makar Sankranti, ISKCON Juhu distributed about 45,000 plates of hot prasadam meals in different parts of Mumbai to underprivileged people. Also thousands of packets of peanut and sugar candy and til laddos were distributed to citizens of Mumbai.

Devotees and well-wishers at ISKCON Juhu (Sri Sri Radha Rasabihari Temple), Mumbai organized its 24th annual Lord Jagannath, Baladev and Subhadra devi Rath yatra festival on 16 January 2004. His Excellency Governor of Uttar Pradesh, Vishnukant Shastri inaugurated the Lord Jagannath Rath yatra parade by sweeping the floor in front of Rath. He also spoke about the benefits of chanting the Holy Names of Lord. HH Gopal Krishna Goswami, HH Sridhar Swami, HH Loknatha Swami, HH Radhanath Swami, HH Navayogendra Swami and HH Chandramauli Swami spoke about the glories of Lord Jagannath.

A three-day Hare Krishna festival is organized from 16 - 18 Jan 2004. It shall include lectures, kirtans, drama, cultural program, harinam, Chappan bhoga offerings to Lord, children's program, aratis and delicious prasadam meals for everyone.