Chakra Announcements

First Ghana Historical Ratha Yatra

by Shastra das

Posted November 18, 2004

You are cordially and warmly welcome to participate in the First Ghana Historical Ratha Yatra on Saturday, 20th November 2004. This landmark Ratha Yatra is happening after 24 years of preaching in Ghana, West Africa.

HH Mahavishnu Swami and HH Kavicandra Swami will be present as well as devotees from all over Africa - Nigeria, Benin, Togo, Cote DŐIvore, Uganda and South Africa. Most of them have started arriving.

We received the inspiration for this Ratha Yatra from the devotees in Durban, South Africa, during their last Ratha Yatra festival in April 2004. It was a spectacular four daysŐ programme, the largest Ratha Yatra festival outside of India, and the wonderful atmosphere has remained within our hearts.

Praying to Lord Jagannath, and with the blessings of all the devotees, three beautiful large carved Deities manifested in Ghana. Now our eight metersŐ tall gigantic Chariot is ready and set for the three kilometre journey storming and cutting through the heart of Accra where at least 4 million people pass through on daily basis; Over 5, 000 full plates and 10,000 small packets of prasadam will be distributed on that day. We are praying to Lord Jagannath to please bless us to maintain an annual Ratha Yatra programme as is done in other parts of the world.

Please pray and bless us to have a successful programme for the pleasure of Srila Prabhupada while we try in our insignificant way to spread the mission of Lord Gauranga in this dejected and remote part of the World.

Jai Jagannatha, Jai Baladeva, Jai Subhadra, Jai Srila Prabhupada.

Your servants
Shastra das and Ila devi dasi Shastrabts@yahoo.com or
Ila_dd_mvs@yahoo.com