Bringing Krishna Culture Festivals to a City Near You

February 2019 Arizona Winter Tour...

Submitted by madhuha on Mon, 03/18/2019 - 10:32

Tucson Temple was special treat, as it reminds us of the early 1970s--a small family type atmosphere where all the devotees participate in the full morning program. Govinda's Restuarant, right on the temple campus, insures that lots of people are coming every day. On February 17th--Nityananda Prabhu's appearance Day, Festival of India's exhibits were there.

Above, the view of Govinda's and the temple from the parking lot.

Atul Govinda Prabhu introducing guests to the Science of Self Realization, as Srila Prabhupada has given in his books...

FOI's exhibits on the walkway to the temple's front door.

One of Govindas' guests studying Festival of India's newly repaired Bhagavad-Gita exhibit.

Gosh Thakor Prabhu (on the far right) speaking to guests at the Book table.

After a festival the crew needs to get 'our batteries charged', a long hike/japa walk in a park works well. Bana Bhatta Prabhu blissfully chanting Japa on our morning walk in a scenic National Park near the Tucson Temple.

Bhakta Cory, from Halifax Nova Scotia, decided to go swimming in the icey cold water. After a morning in the park, we were all set to start for Pheonix...

Above, Lord Jagannatha, Lord Baladeva, and Lady Subhadra in Their Pheonix Temple.

Above, Lord Jagannatha, Lord Baladeva, and Lady Subhadra on Their Chariot in the Pheonix Ratha-Yatra Parade.

The Pheonix 2019 Ratha-Yatra Parade starting.

Rakta Prabhu, from Laguna Beach, came to be on the FOI crew for the Pheonix festival, leading the kirtan.

Ratha-Yatra Ki Jaya!

Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare
Harinam Sankirtan Ki Jaya!

Sakshi Prabhu from Dallas, and Rakta Prabhu in the Ratha-Yatra Kirtan.

Festival site Chariot and the buider--Ratna Bhusana Prabhu on the right.

Some of the FOI crew.

After honoring Krishna Prasadam, Yoga in bliss.

Deva Deva Prabhu (on the far right) and his Pheonix Kirtan Troupe.

FOI crew chanting Hare Krishna in Lord Jagannatha's altar tent.

Chanting Dancing and Feasting on Krishna Prasadam--Bhakta Cory was in Bliss.

Deva Deva Prabhu and Pheonix Hare Krishna youth performed a wonderful Jagannatha Astakam on the main stage.

Even though it was much colder than usual February weather, this second annual Ratha-Yatra in Pheonix was well attended.

Everyone loved the Krishna Prasadam.
We look forward to going back to Pheonix next year and watch this festival grow and grow ewvery year.
Thank you Badrinarayan Tulsiram for the Photos.

Two North Carolina Ratha-Yatras on March 16--St Patricks Day

Submitted by madhuha on Sat, 03/09/2019 - 01:03

On Saturday March 16th Hare Krishna devotees will be entering two different St Patricks Day Parades: one in Charlotte and another in Raleigh, with Lord Jagannatha; Lord Baladev, and Lady Subhadra on Thier Ratha-Yatra Chariots. There will be Harinam Sankirtan--the chanting of the Hare Krishna Mantra--Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare. Please do not miss this opportunity to give the Holy names to the tens of thousands of conditioned souls who will be watching the parades in both cities. Hare Krishna.

For More Information, on the St Patricks Day Ratha-Yatra and Harinam Sankirtan in Charlotte, please email abhiram.sakha.rns@gmail.com or call: (803) 554-1234

Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare

For More Information, on the St Patricks Day Ratha-Yatra and Harinam Sankirtan in Raleigh, please email adityanarayan.bcs@gmail.com
Inspired by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada
The Founder Acarya of the International Society of Krishna Consciousness