Chakra Announcements

Sri Jagannath Ratha Yatra 2006

by ISKCON New York

Posted June 1, 2006

The 31th Annual Jagannath Ratha Yatra Parade & Festival of India will be celebrated on Saturday, June 10, 2006 , from 11:00 AM onwards. Please mark this date on your calendars.

Here at Sri Sri Radha Govinda Mandir, we are working fervently to make this festival one of the best ever celebrated here in New York City. The Bhaktivedanta Players have confirmed their participation in this year's festival. Senior ISKCON leaders, such as H.H. Lokanath Swami, H.H. Bhakti-caru Swami, and others have confirmed their attendance for this year's festival. Many Hare Krishna youth from all over the world will be making their way to New York, to celebrate this Ratha Yatra festival.

Right now, we need your help. Lord Jagannath needs You.

Many devotees are required to render service to Lord Jagannath as follows:

1. Spreading the word: we have 10,000 postcards which need to be distributed all over New York. Please come to the temple and request a stack of cards, and distribute them to your friends, colleagues, local businesses, and the people you meet on the street.

2. Those devotees who normally contribute towards the expenditures of this festival are requested to submit their checks sooner, than later, so that the monies can be used for Lord Jagannath's service immediately. If you would like to contribute towards a specific aspect of the festival (the feast, or advertising, etc.) please contact the temple ASAP.

3. Many devotees come forward to render physical service towards the maintenance and renovation of the temple, so that all of the facilities are in top-shape to handle the crowds of devotees and pilgrims anticipated to visit the temple during the Ratha Yatra Festival weekend. If you are capable to render service in this way, please contact the temple ASAP.

4. Hosting Devotees: Many more devotees visit the Mandir, for the Festival, and our Temple cannot accommodate them all. If you are able to host a few devotees in your home, please contact the temple so that we can make the appropriate arrangements for our visiting pilgrims.

If you have any questions, comments, suggestions, or ideas, please contact our temple as follows:

Satya Devi Dasi (718) 875-0633; Ramabhadra Dasa (718) 875-6127; Sivaradhya Dasa (718) 639-6580; Nikunja-bihari Dasa/Shobamayi Dasi (718) 897-2267; Bhakta Pragnesh (347) 564-5997

or visit the festival website @