By Sikhi Mahiti das
The 31st annual Panihati ‚Äď Rathayatra festival of ISKCON Atlanta will be here in less than two weeks! This year‚Äôs highlights will include:
The installation of Sri Sri Chotra Gaura Nitai Friday evening. HH Lokanatha Swami and HH Bhakti Bringa Govinda Swami will grace us by leading the bhajans during Their Lordships first bath. The installation of the Deities will begin Friday morning in private and concluded with Their first bath (abhiseka) that evening. The abhiseka will be performed by HH Hridayananda Swami, HH Jayapataka Swami, HH Kavichandra Swami, and HG Hari Sauri prabhu. Rathayatra at Piedmont park.
Their Lordships will ride on three Ratha carts around the lake in Piedmont park. There is no auto traffic on this park road. So, it will be a beautiful setting for Their Lordships to enjoy as the devotees chant, distribute prasada, and pull Their cart. We will provide two luxury buses to transport you to the Rathayatra site from the temple.
His Holiness Jayapatka Swami will prepare all the chip rice prasad as he has done for over 20 years for the Chida Dahi Mahotsva (Chip rice festival). Those who are fortunate will be able to work side by side with him in the kitchen. His Grace Hari Sauri prabhu will speak about Srila Prabhupada throughout the festival. Lots of Krsna katha, bhajans, and association with the above senior vaisnavas and all the devotees from the Southeast USA.
Please visit our website, http://www.e-vedas.com/panihati/index.html for more details.
Click the video player below for a taste of HH Govinda Swami bhajan
Visit http://www.e-vedas.com/panihati/2006_video.html to enjoy HH Lokanatha Swami‚Äôs bhajan at the 2006 Panihati festival
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