Chakra Announcements

Srila Prabhupada Is Our Hero

by Prema Bhakti das

Posted September 18, 2003

"OUR HERO IS SRILA PRABHUPADA!"

RATHAYATRA IN NILES, MICHIGAN
Saturday Sept. 27, at 11:00 AM

We will be holding our 2003 Jagannatha Rathayatra Festival in conjunction with the Annual Apple Festival Parade in Niles, Michigan.

Niles, Michigan is located just across the state line from South Bend, Indiana.

This year's parade theme is "Celebrate Our Heroes."

Our hero is Srila Prabhupada, of course. Srila Prabhupada arrived in New York City on September 17th, 1965, and to commemorate this grand event, we are building a float in the form of the S.S. Jaladuta, the ship on which Srila Prabhupada sailed from India to America. Riding on the float will be the Hare Krishna Center's Jagannatha Deities along with a murti of Srila Prabhupada.

The parade will take place in downtown Niles at the Riverfront park on Front Street, beginning at 11:00 AM on Saturday Sept. 27th, proceeding down Broadway Street and ending at the Apple Festival grounds next to the airport (about 2 miles).

FREE PRABHUPADA / NILES RATHAYATRA TEE-SHIRTS to the first 50 participants in the parade, so come early to claim one as a souvenir, and wear it proudly during the parade.

After the Rathayatra there will be a free vegetarian feast served back at the Riverfront Park.

Volunteers & donations welcome...

Services needed:

Materials needed:

Donations welcome.

COME JOIN THE ADVENTURE!

Sponsored by the Hare Krishna Center of Michiana

For more information contact Prema Bhakti dasa at (269) 687-9491 or at premabhakti@surfpure.com

Jaya! Jaya! JAYA PRABHUPADA!