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All Blog Posts Tagged 'Ratha Yatra' (36)


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1978 Calcutta True Rath Story - Episode 6

Episode 6:   Plan It... Do Your Best... and Pray Hard!

Board Participate

(When I heard that the temple intended to contract for some billboards to be erected around the city of Calcutta, I submitted a few sketches with ideas for what those billboards might look like.  In the top left corner of the drawing is a photo of how the artists interpreted this theme into a huge colorful billboard.)

So do it carefully...” - A phrase that…

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1978 Calcutta True Rath Story - Episode 5

Episode 5:  A Jumbo Rath for Calcutta

1971 Pishima At Parade

(This is a photo of Srila Prabhupada’s sister, Pishima, if you watch the video clip below yu will see her cooling the deities with a peacock fan in the opening shots of the first Calcutta Ratha-yatra in 1972. This clip is 5m:20s long.

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1978 Calcutta True Rath Story - Episode 4

Episode 4:  Getting to Calcutta

1976 Mayesvara Initiation

(Vidyananda Prabhu took this photo of me in 1976 at the Krishna Balaram Mandir in Vrindaban when I got initiated.  I had completely forgotten I asked him to take a photo of me when Srila Prabhupada handed me my beads.  I was stunned with appreciation two years later when he finally gave it to me at some festival when our paths crossed again at an unplanned time! )

“Actually, one should undergo severe…

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1978 Calcutta True Rath Story - Episode 3

Episode 3: Finding My Way

1977 NY Jagannatha Cart

(The first photo shows how Jagannatha's chariot was intended to look in the 1976 parade before there were concerns about the central telescope being adequately strong enough to withstand wind forces.  (See Jayananda Story for Details))

“I am very glad to note your eagerness for expanding your service. This attitude is very nice and it is required of the devotee at every…

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1978 Calcutta True Rath Story - Episode 2

Episode 2:  Improvements Requested

Prabhupada: “Everyone engaged in some particular department, he must improve and... Then things will go on nice(ly).  - Room Conversation - April 22, 1977, Bombay

Prabhupada:Expert means whatever he is doing, he must do it very nicely That's all. Suppose you are sweeping this…

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1978 Calcutta True Rath Story - Episode 1

Episode 1: It Begins In New York

1976 NY-BalaramCart

(Mayesvara Dasa - I do not recall who gave me this photo but it is an excellent shot of Balarama’s Cart as it rolled down 5th Avenue.  Jambavan Prabhu is on the ground steering the…

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Added by ISKCON desire tree network on April 20, 2017 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment


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Ratha Yatra and Jagannath Temple Opening, Medan, Indonesia

By Hari Narayana Das

People are all originally situated on the platform of Krsna consciousness in their eternal personal relationship of love of Krsna. But due to forgetfulness people become familiar with…

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Flowers festival Surabaya, Indonesia, meets Jagannath in Ratha Yatra!

21 May, 2016, the annual Carnival of Surabaya city, also famous as the annual Flower Festival, was one special offering to Lord Jagannath. This year marked the third ratha yatra festival in Surabaya and as all the other ratha yatra festivals…

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2016 Ratha Yatra Festival in Saint Augustine, Florida By Visakha devi dasi

On Saturday morning, April 9, 2016, the quaint Florida costal town of St. Augustine hosted the Lord of the Universe, Jagannatha, along with His sister Subhadra and brother Balarama, for Their traditional, annual Rathayatra parade and festival. The weather was perfect, the…

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The First Ratha Yatra in Kuala Kapuas, Central Borneo

Kapuas, a regency in central Borneo is a beautiful city located on the bank of the ‘Simpang Tiga’ river which in turn joins three other rivers; Murung Kapuas, Kapuas, and the shore of Javanese ocean. The capital city, Kuala Kapuas is said to look somewhat like Manasi Ganga in Vrindavan. This city was…

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Shree Jagannath Rath Yatra to be taken out on April 30

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Apr 20: Shree Jagannath Rath Yatra, will be taken out on April 30 by International Society of Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON). This was announced by Navayogendra Swami Maharaj chairman of Lord Jagarnath Rath Yatra Committee while talking to reporters here today.

He said prior to the rath yatra a Maha Aarti Utsav of the lord will be…

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Festival of India set to debut in Nigeria.

TVC E, LIFESTYLE – India is one of the most religiously diverse nations in the world, with some deeply religious societies and cultures.

The artistry and culture of the Indians is set to manifest in Nigeria at the first ever Festival of India, a celebration of cultural unity and diversity.

The international society for Krishna consciousness West Africa in partnership with…

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Added by ISKCON desire tree network on February 14, 2016 at 3:48pm — No Comments


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Rath Yatra in Indonesia

First Ratha Yatra in Tanggamus, Lampung, Indonesia

By Hari Narayana Das

Kota Agung is a small town located in Tanggamus, Lampung. Being the capital, it is also the most important city in Lampung. Situated at the foot of Mount…

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Added by ISKCON desire tree network on December 23, 2015 at 4:00pm — No Comments


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15th Annual Seshadripuram Ratha Yatra – A Grand Success

This Year, ISKCON Seshadripuram had celebrated it’s 15th Annual Ratha Yatra Festival on the 20th of June. As The Rural Naama Hatta programs have been expanding, over 500 devotees from Rural Karnataka had visited and a Few International Devotees From Australia, Malaysia and Bangladesh had also Joined in to Pull Jagannath back into their Hearts. We were fortunate to conduct this festival with HG Revati Raman Prabhu (ISKCON GBC, ISKCON Tirupati Temple President) and HG…

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Disappearance of Nila Madhava to Ratha Yatra

Lecture on Disappearance of Nila Madhava to Ratha Yatra by Sivarama Swami

(Sivarama Swami was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1949. In 1956, during the failed Hungarian revolution, he emigrated with his family to Canada.)

To Listen and…

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Ratha Yatra

Lecture on Ratha Yatra by HH Giriraj Swami on 12 April 2014 at Dallas

(In the year following Srila Prabhupada’s departure in 1977, Giriraj was awarded the renounced order of life and appointed president of ISKCON’s board of trustees in India. In 1982 he was appointed to ISKCON’s Governing Body Commission, and…

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Jagannath Rathayatra at ISKCON Ludhiana

ISKCON, LUDHIANA had its 18th annual Rath Yatra which concluded around midnight today covering the area about five kilometers. Lacs of devotees from India and abroad joined this festival of chariot. The parade route was welcomed by different section of society and they were recited Mahamantra all the way. Both sides of the road were beautifully decorated and people welcome Lord of the Universe with great devotions and dedications. Information & Broadcasting…

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Added by ISKCON desire tree network on December 17, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments


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NO ONE COULD STOP HIM!



It was an amazing Rath Yatra festival at London. My perspective was limited, since I stayed by Srila Prabhupada's side, but it was filled with adventure. Srila Prabhupada was very enthusiastic. His Vyasasana was available on the Ratha cart, but he decided to walk with the devotees. Srila Prabhupada walked in front of the cart clapping his hands to the beat of the kirtan. He raised his hands in the air encouraging everyone to dance. He…

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