Maha Sankirtana Yatra from Burdwan to Jagannath Puri

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Bhakta Ravi: Hare Krishna Matajis, Prabhus,

PAMHO. AGTSP.

I just wanted to bring to your attention this mammoth MAHA SANKIRTAN YATRA in January 2010 from Burdwan (Bengal) to Jagannath Puri - to celebrate the 500th year of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu’s Sanyasa. This Yatra is scheduled to visit many districts, towns and villages in Bengal and Orissa.

Srila Prabhupada and ISKCON has been given a respectful mention in this email-announcement sent out by the Vishwa Hindu Parishad.

I hope ISKCON can join the wonderful MAHA SANKIRTAN YATRA .

Krishna Chaitanya ki jai.

Bhakta Ravi

———- Forwarded message ———-
From: VHP DELHI HQS gmail
Date: Thu, Aug 27, 2009 at 5:50 AM
Subject: MAHA SANKIRTAN YATRA from Burdwan to Jagannath Puri (2010, January 19 to February 14) to mark the 500th year of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu’s movement to awaken and mobilise the Hindu society
To: “VSK, Vinod Kumar Bansal, IVHP Media Centre (Indraprastha VHP)”

MAHA SANKIRTAN YATRA

(Celebration of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu’s

500 years of Sanyas & Bharat Parikrama)

Sri chaitanya Prawartit Harinam Samity

17B, Nalin Sarkar Street, Kolkata – 700 004.

PRESS RELEASE

YEAR 2010 is the 500th year of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu’s Sanyas. There are millions of devotees of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu who want to celebrate this occasion in the form of MAHA SANKIRTAN YATRA from his sanyas place Katwa (Burdwan, W.Bengal) on 19th January, 2010 to 14th February, 2010 to Jagannath Puri following the path followed by Sri Krishna Chaitanya 500 years ago with His SANKIRTAN MONDALIS.

BHAGWAN SRI KRISHNA CHAITANYA, popularly known as SRI CHAITANYA MAHAPRABHU in His short sojourn of life, established Himself as a visionary, a true religious teacher, and ardent devotee, a Savior of mankind and icon of humanity, a Social Reformer, Revolutionary par excellence, a man with finer and realistic political ideals and above all true leader of masses. His brave heart first taught the demoralized people of His time how to raise voice against oppression and exploitation which the ruthless and bigot alien rulers used to do at that time to their Hindu subjects. HE was the first in this land who organized Civil Disobedience Movement to end tyranny of the alien rulers. Thousands of men in fearless heart followed Him to gherao Chand Kazi, local oppressive ruler, with simple weapons of Harinam Samkirtan on their lips and lighted Masals in their hands. Kazi was unnerved in this movement and subdued to their demands to put an end to his tyranny and conversion. These were the days of tyranny of the then foreign rulers. To overcome their oppression Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu used this simple weapon of Harinam Sankirtan for not only to enlightening the entire Hindu Society but united them to fight the aggression and protect their religion & Culture. He put an end to all conversions & injustice during that period. His acceptance of Sanyas was for the people – for erasing their miseries, cowardice and lack of moral vitality to create a confluence of reciprocal love, affinity and those human values which will banish deep rooted human vices like castism, racism, and bigotry.

He inspired many great masters like Sri Ramkrishna, Sri Swami Vivekanand, Sri Vijay Krishna Goswami, Sri Sitaramdas Omkarnath, Srila Bhakti Sidhanta Saraswati Prabhupada etc. who took this ennobling message to different parts of the country as well as abroad. Srila Bhaktivedanta Prabhupada is the glaring example of one of the great masters who took the message to the western world. Today International Society of Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) is a powerful movement around the globe.

Seeing His akinness with Lord Jagannath Deva HE was conferred the title MAHAPRABHU by the king of Orissa Maharaja Prataparudra Deva, in 16th century, during Rath Yatra at Puri.

This SANKIRTAN YATRA will enthuse spirit in Hindus to stand unitedly against the onslaught of alien faith today. We want to re-establish Mahanam Sankirtan Mandalies as preached by Sri Mahaprabhu, to train the persons joining these Mandalies in playing Khol, Mridang, Khartal etc., publishing the books, booklets and literatures detailing the life and teachings of Mahaprabhu with emphasis on its usefulness in the present context etc.

The 27 days’ Maha Sankirtan Yatra will start on 19th January, 2010 from Sanyas place Katwa and will go through the following places to reach Puri on 14th February, 2010:

19th Jan : Katwa - a big Dharma Sammelan of Sadhus and Bhaktas

20th Jan : Sankirtan Yatra Start and night stay will be at Kandra

21st Jan : To Ekchakra via Futisanko, Kuli

22nd Jan : To Sainthia via Koteswar , Mayureswar

23rd Jan : To Seori via Vishramtolla

24th Jan : To Burdwan via Ambika Kalna

25th Jan : To Shantipur

26th Jan : To Khardah via Ranaghat, Kalyani , Halishahar & Barrackpur

27th Jan : To Barahnagar ( Patbardi) via Panihati

28th Jan : To North Kolkata

29th Jan : To Kalighat overnight stay at S.Kolkata

30th Jan : to Jadavpur, Boral & Mathurapur (Chhatrabhog)

31st Jan : To via Kolghat

1st Feb : To Tamluk

2nd Feb : To Medinipur

3rd Feb : Jaleswar

4th Feb : To Haldipara

5th Feb : To Remuna

6th Feb : To Jajpur

7th Feb : To Bhadrak

8th Feb : To : Cuttak

9th Feb : To : Bhubneswar

10th Feb : Shakshigopal,

11th Feb : Kamalpur,

12th Feb: atharonala

13th Feb : To Puri

14th Feb : Concluding Ceremony on the day Mahaprabhu reached Puri 500 years ago.

WE ARE CONFIDENT OF THE SUCCESS THIS 27 DAYS’ MAHA SANKIRTAN YATRA WITH THE ACTIVE PARTICIPATION OF THE MASSES IRRESPECTIVE OF CAST CREED & FAITH AND WITH THE BLESSSING OF LORD JAGANNATH. WE APPEAL TO THE MEDIA TO GIVE THE PROPER COVERAGE IN VIEW OF ITS IMPORTANCE IN THE PRESENT DAY CENERIO.

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