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Letter of Invitation: Sri Ksetra Puri Parikrama 2018

Thursday, 09 August 2018 / Published in Message Board / 343 views

Letter of Invitation: Sri Ksetra Puri Parikrama 2018

25th – 28th November

INTERNATIONAL SOCEITY FOR KRISHNA CONSCIOUSENESS

Founder Acharya His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

On behalf of ISKCON Mayapur, we would like to welcome you to celebrate our 14th anniversary of Sri Kñetra Parikrama. This parikrama has been performed since the time of Vidyapati, who was one of Lord Jagannatha’s most intimate worshippers, serving under the great King Indradyumna. Following in the footsteps of our previous acaryas, ISKCON Mayapur has been organizing this parikrama for the last 12 years, on the specific days prescribed for Sri Ksetra parikrama, as recommended in the scriptures and observed by many previous generations. In 2017, approximately 8,000 devotees participated in this parikrama, and more are expected to attend this year.

The parikrama will be blessed with the association of many senior devotees, such as:

  • His Holiness Lokanatha Swami

  • His Holiness Bhakti Purusottama Swami

  • His Holiness Bhakti Gaurava Narayana Swami

  • His Holiness Gauranga Prema Swami

  • His Holiness Bhakti Nityananda Swami

  • His Holiness Bhakti Vinoda Swami

  • His Holiness Rama Govinda Swami

  • His Grace Ananga Mohan Prabhu

And many more esteemed speakers, kirtan leaders and guests.

The highlights of the festival include but are not limited to hearing Krishna-katha from various speakers, who are well versed in the pastimes that take place in Sri Ksetra Dhama; taking darshan of the Lord of the Universe; honoring Lord Jagannatha’s maha prasadam; chanting and dancing while circumambulating the auspicious dhama and bathing in the ocean, all in the association of devotees – a sadhu-sanga of over 10,000 devotees!

There will be 5 groups of devotees – Oriya, Bengali, Tamil, Hindi and International (English)

Registration fees are as follows: (this fee includes shared accommodation, breakfast and lunch and registration for the 4 days 25th – 28th)

International group – 8145829888 [email protected] Rs.3000

Bengali group – 9474652829 [email protected] Rs.1000

Tamil group – 9232253602 [email protected] Rs.3000

Hindi Group – 9593648074 [email protected] Rs.1600

Oriya group – 9437264454 [email protected] Rs. 700

Important Notice:

*All devotees must register in advance, so accommodation and other facilities can be arranged accordingly.

Registrations begins on the 1st of September 2018

Register at: [email protected] OR call – 08145829888

Registrations will only be confirmed upon payment

Registration fees are as minimal as possible, to give more devotees an opportunity to participate, however, to ensure that this parikrama will be a grand success, we need sponsorships to cover help cover the expenses of the parikrama. We humbly request your help to cover the following expenses:

  1. Prasadam

    1. Breakfast Rs.50,000

    2. Lunch Rs.75,000

  2. Sannyasi Seva Rs.21,000

  3. Mahasagar Arati Rs.21,000

  4. Drama (Cultural Program) Rs.15,000

  5. Pandal Rs.65,000

  6. Jalchatra Rs.11,000

  7. Patron Membership Rs.11,000

  8. 108 Vaishnav Seva Rs.5,100

To make a donation, please contact: [email protected]/[email protected]

The Sri Ksetra Parikrama Schedule:

DATE

PROGRAM

25th NOVEMBER

Arrival of devotees at ISKCON Bhakti Kutir, near Haridas Thakur Samadhi, (Swargadwar, Puri, Odisha, India – 752 001)

5pm Parikrama inauguration at sea beach behind Haridas Thakura samadhi, Swargadwar

26th & 27th November

Visiting the different holy places in Puri, where Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu’s pastimes took place

28th November

19km parikrama of Sri Ksetra Dhama

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