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    Hera Pancami – 16 Jul, 21

    A Celebration Of Transcendental Anger The Grand temple of Lord Jagannath at Puri is famous for its unique ritualistic practices as well as festivals observed throughout the year. Jagannath Ratha Yatra is a massive annual festival that attracts a million pilgrims every year and one of the events of Ratha Yatra is Hera Panchami. During Ratha Yatra, Lord Jagannath comes out of the Sri Mandira on a divine outing with his brother Sri Balabhadra and sister Subhadra along with his divine weapon Sri Sudarshana, leaving behind His wife Mahalakshmi. To her, externally He gives the excuse of wanting to participate in the Ratha-yatra festival, but actually, He wishes to go…

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    Festival,  Pastime

    Lord Jagannath Ratha Yatra – 12 Jul, 21

    Ratha Yatra of Lord Jagannath is world famous. This article talks about Ratha Yatra of Lord Jagannatha, its history, significance and so on as explained by Srila Prabhupada. Ratha Yatra (Festival of Chariots) is one of the world’s oldest religious festivals, originally celebrated in Jagannath Puri. By the mercy of Srila Prabhupada this festival is now being celebrated all over the world. In the summer of 1967, the city of San Francisco saw the Western world’s first Ratha Yatra. Many other swamis and yogis journeyed to the West in the past, but none of them had the vision of Srila Prabhupada: to establish the Krishna conscious culture of ancient India without…

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    Shobha Yatra at Vrindavan Kartik Utsav

    The third day of Vrindavan Karthik Utsav was another splendid celebration. On Sunday, 18 November 2018 in the evening around 6:30 pm,  the Utsav Deities of Sri Sri Radha Vrindavanchandra and Sri Sri Gaura Nitai were brought from Their Altar in a festive procession and taken on a grand chariot ride called Shobha Yatra in the temple campus. After Their Lordships had mounted Their Chariot, His Grace Chanchalapathi Dasa, President of Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir recounted some fascinating pastimes of Srila Prabhupada. Then the chariot procession commenced with Narasimha Kirtan. Some devotees pulled the chariot and some performed Sankirtana and danced in ecstasy. It was a devotionally surcharged atmosphere as the…