Rathayatra in Bhubaneswar

1,917 Views / EMail This Post / Print This Post / Home » Rathayatra in Bhubaneswar


By Gunacuda Dasi

Devotees of ISKCON Sri Sri Krishna Balarama Mandir, Bhubaneswar hold the annual Rathayatra festival on the same day as the Jagannath temple in Puri. ISKCON Bhubaneswar Rathayatra has the second largest attendance ,after the Puri rathayatra. This year the police were expecting over 1 lakh devotees to attend the festival starting from the ISKCON temple in Nayapalli and going down National Highway 5 . Traffic was diverted so that the large crowds of people could pull the three chariots of Sri Sri Jagannath, Baladeva and Subhadra devi safely to the Gundica temple.

The sweeping of the chariots was carried out by H.H Bhakti Gaurava Narayan Maharaja. Once the procession began, there was a large kirtan party in front of each chariot. H.H Murali Krishna Maharaja led the kirtan in front of Lord Baladeva’s chariot with a large group of enthusiastic local and international devotees chanting and dancing .

Lord Baladeva’s chariot was the first to move at around 2pm ,and all the chariots had reached Gundicha by 6pm where the road was filled with people waiting for darshan of Their Lordships. Sri Sri Jagannath, Baladeva and Subhadra devi were then taken into the Gundica where they would stay until the return ratha festival on the 18th July.

In the morning large crowds gathered at the Gundica temple for pravacan in Oriya ,and in the evening many hundreds of visitors came for evening arati then for the pravacan. For two nights H.H Murali Krishna Maharaja spoke. .Firstly on the subject of how and why Srila Prabhupada brought Rathayatra to the west ,and then on how Lord Jagannath is controlled by the love of His pure devotees. These talks were greatly appreciated by the large crowd who came to listen. This was followed by a cultural program of Odissi dancing , drama or bhajans.

Many Ratha yatras are held in Odisha, but ISKCON Bhubaneswar’s is one of the ,most popular with large crowds attending every year to get the blessings of the Lord.

Please click the "Like" button below if you haven't done so already!
 
 
 
1,917 Views / EMail This Post / Print This Post / Home » Rathayatra in Bhubaneswar
 

You must login before replying.

 
Home » Rathayatra in Bhubaneswar
 
  • Post Details

Author: Administrator Administrator's website Administrator's email
Post Date: Sunday, July 21st, 2013
Categories: Reports
Trackback: Trackback
 
  • Last update: Tue September 2

  • Who is online

    • 46 currently online
    • 170 maximum concurrent
    • 12013341 total visitors

    Registered users online

William Mathew - Giri-nayaka das -
  • Registered users: 6359

  • Navigation

  • -OTHER INCOMING LINKS
  • BC VTE Bhakti Sastri Online
  • Bhaktimarga Swami's blog
  • Bhaktivedanta Book Trust
  • Bhaktivedanta College
  • Bhaktivedanta Institute (Alachua)
  • Bhaktivedanta Manor
  • Bhaktivedanta VedaBase Network
  • Bhaktivedanta Vedabase Online
  • Cooking with Kurma
  • Darshan of SS Radha-Londonisvara
  • Dharmapatnis
  • Diary of a Traveling Preacher
  • Euro GBC
  • Forbidden Archeology
  • Gaudiya Vaisnava texts
  • Indradyumna Swami Media
  • ISKCON Bangalore Official
  • ISKCON Deity Worship Ministry
  • ISKCON Health & Welfare Ministry
  • ISKCON Ministry of Educational Development
  • ISKCON's Congregational Development Ministry
  • Iskcon-desire-tree
  • Iskcon.com
  • Jayadvaita Swami's personal site
  • Krishna Dharma's website
  • Krishna Lila Entertainment
  • Krishna.com
  • Krishnamarriage.com
  • matchlessgifts.org
  • Mayapur Academy
  • Mayapur Days
  • Mayapur International School
  • Ministry of Educational Development
  • Our Spiritual Journey
  • Parisisvara
  • prabhupadavani.org
  • Radio Krsna Central
  • Saligrama Sila site
  • Sridham Mayapura
  • The Bhaktivedanta Archives
  • The ISKCON Sannyasa Ministry
  • The Official GBC site
  • Trivikrama Swami
  • Vaisnava Calendar
  • Vaisnava Calendar Reminder
  • Vaisnava care website
  • Vanipedia
  • varnashrama.org
  • Vedic Astrologer
  • Vedic knowledge online
  • Vedic view on controversial issues
  • Website in Bengali language
  • Yadunandana Swami's personal site
  • Alachua Temple Live Podcast
  • Comments by author
  • Donate through searching
  • Founder Acarya
  • Incoming Links
  • Iskcon News TV Channel
  • Iskcon Radio stations
  • Iskcon Universe Feed
  • Jaya Srila Prabhupada!
  • Krishna conscious "youtube"
  • Krishna Conscious Media
  • Most commented articles
  • Most read articles
  • New Dwaraka Archived Lectures
  • Polls
  • Stats
  • Temple webcams
  • Thanks!
  • The last seven day's most read articles
  • Who went West - Srila Prabhupada or the Holy Name?
  • Who lost his old Bhagavatam books during San Francisco Rathayatra Aug 24, 2014?
  • New Vrindaban seeking General Mgr for ECO-Vrindaban
  • The artistic qualities of Srimati Radharani
  • Srimati Radharani’s Appearance
  • Sri Radha—the Feminine Divine
  • Another new ebook from the North European BBT!
  • Margarine Spreads vs. Butter
  • Some No-No’s For ISKCON Management
  • State Premier and Other Politicians Visit Melbourne ISKCON Temple

     
    "Artwork and photos courtesy of the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust International, Inc. www.krishna.com. Used with permission"