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French Canada FOI

Thursday, travel filled every hour of the day until we reached Montreal’s Sri
Sri Radha Manohara temple.
Next morning after a simple breakfast, we headed for Jean-Mance Parc to set up
a beautiful circle of canopies complete with signs in French. Again the
weather supplied no major trouble so by night fall everything had been
accomplished.

Ratha Yatra day began cool but soon gorgeous sunshine blessed the city and
it’s most exalted resident- the Lord of the Universe Lord Jagannatha
enjoyed the company of His devotees to His full satisfaction as did anyone

Independence Day Parade

Washington, DC In dependence Day Parade and Festival of India:

The typically hot and humid summer climate was especially mild and agreeable
this yea in the DC area.
The set up was smooth and efficient; the festival attracted a steady flow
by the thousands to enter the transcendental atmosphere. Long lines at the
Free Feast and at the Delicious Snacks booths were clear indications of
success.

So many books were being distributed not only at the exhibit tents such as
Changing Bodies and Bhagavad-Gita but also by individual book distributors.

On The Road to Chicago

Mid-week layover.
A three day repose had us back in FOI HQ, Sandy Ridge’s own Prabhupada Village.

Jagannatha Puri Dhama Prabhu, who has been with FOI since the summer of ’03 was scheduled to be tested for a CDL (commercial driver’s license) on the Thursday we needed to depart in order to be in Chicago. The pressure was on! By the grace of Lord Sri Krsna, Jagannatha Prabhu passed the complex and difficult test without difficulty, other than being admittedly, “very nervous”. Hare Krishna!

Alachua Kuli-Mela

New Rama Reti (Alachua, Florida)
2007 Kuli Mela

Tuesday evening June 12th, FOI and vehicles, safely situated in New Rama Reti Dhama. The order of the week: to facilitate the KULI MELA (A festival conducted by vaisnava-devotee- youth).

Great numbers of “kulis” reside in the Alachua area and they certainly place their best feet forward in organizing and maintaining a proper program of festivities. (Read on for more)

New York, New York- The Miracle on 5th Avenue

New York, New York- The Miracle on 5th Avenue

Arriving just in time for the Brooklyn temple Sunday Feast serve out, the Festival of India crew camped at the doorstep of the Sri Sri Radha-Govinda Mandir. Throughout the weeklong stay, FOI’s willing helpers assisted in preparations for the Saturday extravaganza- Ratha-yatra on 5th Avenue and Festival of India in Washington Square Park. On Wednesday evening, the Festival of India Players presented dramatic entertainment in the form of “Dhrtarastra Quits Home”- a play based on the thirteenth chapter of the First Canto of Srimad Bhagavatam.

The Schermerhorn Street temple buzzed with activities related to the free feast for thousands. With the advice and approval of Mother Satya and Ramabhadra prabhus and
the final arrangements conducted by His Holiness Romapada Swami, we were set to go.

Baltimore

May 18, 2007 6A.M., the roar of the Festival of India tractor and trailer broke the silence of the chill morning air as Madhuha Prabhu and his crew departed Prabhupada Village Sandy Ridge, North Carolina.
Madhuha’s co-driver, Jagannatha Puri Dhama Dasa was behind the wheel as Prabhupada Village’s best boys crowded the bunks. The crew included Vrndavana, Janardana, and Madhuha Prabhu’s second son, Ramananda. With only brief stops to switch drivers, we arrived in Potomac, Maryland’s New Hastinapura Dhama just in time to witness the noon arotik and accept delicious prasadam. This Washington temple has engaged FOI twice per year for a long time. On the Fourth of July for the Independence Day extravaganza on the D.C. mall and in the autumn, FOI returns to set-up on the temple grounds for the Victory Celebration of Lord Ramacandra.

New York and Cleveland flyers

Hare Krsna everyone,

I just received these flyers for the 2007 New York and Cleveland Ratha- yatras, so I figured I'd share them with you. I'll post more as they come in. If you click on them, you can see the full size image.



more information at festivalofindianyc.com

Hare Krishna Youth Ministry Bus Tour

For anyone interest in travelling with our affiliate bus tour, maybe just on the line, check out the video of last years Palace of Gold Makeover at
Google Video and Krishna Media .

more information can be found at The Hare Krishna Youth Ministry's Bus Tour Website

This week.

Hare Krsna to all,

Well, this week we've added some photos from the Tampa Bay Ratha Yatra and Festival of India(many thanks to Bhakta Tony Parrino for his efforts), updated the Baltimore Festival Page, and did some other tweaks for a few errors. Keep your eyes open for last years flyers for inspiration and/or direction on your own this year.

At your service,
-Jaganntha Puri Dhama Dasa

Exciting New Enhancements Coming Soon...

* Bright New Multi-Colored Tent Tops
* All Festival Of India's Exhibit Panels are being updated and repaired, to excellent condition
* New "Who Is Prabhupada" Exhibit under construction, will be ready for the upcomimg festival--Baltimore (see draft of the first panel of this new exhibit below)
* Two new 30' x 45' Performance Tents to replace the 40' x 60' tent
* Stage-Mobile, Mobile Stage will increase impact and flexibility of Festival Of India's dynamic presentations
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