Chakra Announcements

Panihati Festival

by ISKCON New Panihati dham

Posted May 21, 2006


This year's festival will be held from Thursday, June 1st, through Sunday, June 4th. Thursday and Friday activities are centered around seminars by Jayapataka Swami and Locanatha Swami. Friday evening we will perform abhiseka of the main deities of Atlanta ISKCON, Sri Sri Gaura Nitia in honor of the 40th anniversary of the Incorporation of ISKCON on July 13, 1966. These are the deities that Srila Prabhupada had memorable pastimes in association with his disciples in 1975. He named the Atlanta temple "New Panihati dham", played mridanga and sung "Parama Koruna", offered arati to his Gurudeva, Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Prabhupada on his appearance day, and choked up in ecstasy while giving one of the shortest and sweets welcome address after see their Lordships. Srila Prabhupada's room in Atlanta is one of the seven permanent shrines in remembrance of Srila Prabhupada's pastimes. Other highlights: Rathayatra, weddings, and Chip Rice festival. Visit www.e-vedas.com/panihati/index.html for more info.