Rathayatra Returns to Niles, MI
Posted September 23, 2008
The staging area for Lord Jagannatha's chariot will be in the vicinity of 2nd Street and Howard Street in downtown Niles. Apple Festival Parade organizers have not yet assigned an exact location, but Niles is a small town, and Lord Jagannatha's Rathayatra Chariot is not difficult to find.
Many people line the parade route to hear the Hare Krishna Mahamantra and to receive darshan of Lord Jagannatha, Lady Subhadra and Lord Baladeva, and to get a little bit of their prasadam. The Rathayatra festival is open to all, with chanting and ecstatic dancing for the pleasure of the Lord of the Universe.
You may contact the devotees at 269-818-0754, 269-357-9456 or 269-357-6383, or visit their website at http://home.comcast.net/~harekrishnaniles/.