Chakra Announcements

Swiss devotees to hold spectacular Rathayatra

by Pranavallabha das

Posted June 16, 2004

[Shaivite brahman gets into the ecumenical spirit of serving Sri Jagannatha.]

We would like to announce the Ratha Yatra Festival in Zürich, Switzerland. For the Fifth Annual Festival by the Lakeside of Zürich, we would like to invite all the devotees.

This year it will be very auspicious, because it will coincide with the official Ratha Yatra day. We will have a wonderful procession, with Kirtana led by HH Bhaktisvarupa Damodara Swami and HH Sacinandana Swami. After the procession we will have a cultural festival in a park by the lake with dance, drama, pantomime and Bhajans. There is free prasadam for all the devotees and a special Puspanjali for Lord Jaganatha.

So please all of you come, dance, sing and dine.

The festival date is Saturday, June 19. Devotees assemble at 2:30 p.m. at Seefeldquai and Bad Utoquai. At 3 p.m. the procession to Zürihorn begins. There will be an Indic bazaar with vegetarian snacks and "Vedic competitions" at the Zürihorn meadow.

The cultural program, including theatrical performances as well as classical Indian and Balinese dance, begins at 5 p.m., with nama-yajna kirtan at 7 p.m. The day's events conclude at 7:45 p.m. with arati and pushpanjali, accompanied with the Jagannath-astakam bhajan.

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