Chakra Announcements

2004 New York City Ratha Yatra Festival

by ISKCON New York

Posted May 26, 2004

Dear Devotees and Friends,

New York ISKCON cordially invites all devotees and friends for an ecstatic week of hearing, chanting, feasting and sadhu-sanga to celebrate the annual Ratha-Yatra and Festival of India in New York City from June 5 to June 13, 2004.

Festival Highlights:

Lord Jagannath's Ratha Yatra parade down Fifth Ave ("the world's most famous street") to Washington Square Park.

Festival of India @ Washington Square Park from 12 noon - 7pm.

Super ecstatic kirtans and bhajans with: ISKCON's senior devotees, leaders and Hare Krishna Gurukulis and Youth from all over the world.

Special Guest: H.H. Bhakti Bhringa Govinda Swami who will be singing bhajans and kirtans along with his Kazakhstan Silk Road Band. The band plays instruments like saxophone and violin along with the regular Indian instruments, which makes their style of kirtans spiritually eclectic.

Special Snana-Yatra for Lord Jagannath on June 5, 2004

A 2-Day Welcoming Celebration for Lord Jagannath with H.H. Radhanath Swami on June 10-11, 2004

Sadhu-sanga with devotees from all over the world.

Super Krsna-prasadam (now world famous!)

Book Distribution - with Dayananda & Vaisesika Prabhus

Maha Sunday Kirtan with thousands of devotees on June 13, 2004.

For further Information on this festival, directions to the temple and festival, accommodations, and how you can help, please visit:

Your servants,