Srila Prabhupada Is Our Hero
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...
- Float construction, decoration
- Canopy & flag sewing
- Feast preparation
- Peanut & Raisin Prasadam preparation for distribution during the parade.
- Prabhupada's "Peace Formula" Pamphlet printing for distribution with prasadam
- Sound system preparation
- Kirtan leaders during parade and after the feast
- Book distributors, inspiring preachers
- Flag and Banner bearers during the parade
- 1/4 Plywood for float
- Colorful cloth for canopy
- Bhoga for prasadam distribution
- A sound system
- Bugles and Horns
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Jaya! Jaya! JAYA PRABHUPADA!