NY Ratha Yatra June 9
Posted May 7, 2007
The 32th Annual Jagannath Ratha Yatra Parade & Festival of India will be celebrated on SATURDAY, JUNE 09, 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. This year, we have invited many senior devotees including, HH BB Govinda Swami to come and chant for the pleasure of Lord Jagannath and all the devotees. Our own "New Vaikuntha Players" are working feverishly to present wonderful dramas at the festival in the park and at the temple. Many Hare Krishna youth from all over the world will be making their way to New York, to celebrate this Ratha Yatra festival.
Many devotees are required to render service to Lord Jagannath as follows:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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:
Mother Satya Devi Dasi (718) 875-0633; Ramabhadra Dasa (718) 875-6127; Sivaradhya Dasa (718) 639-6580; Nikunja-bihari Dasa/Shobamayi Dasi (718) 897-2267; Bh. Pragnesh (347) 803-0626
or visit the festival website @
Sri Jagannath Swami Ki Jai!