Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Ooty Rath Yatra

Ooty Rath Yatra Ooty Rath Yatra On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of ISKCON, the glorious event of “Jagannath Rath Yatra Festival took place on Saturday, 23rd of April 2016 in a famous Hill Station in OOty near Coimbatore. HH BhaktiVinod Swami Maharaj highlighted Thousands of tourists from all around the world flock to this place each year. But this time Lord Jaganath has come to see Ooty This Jagannath Rath Yatra Festival was blessed by HH. Jayapataka Swami Maharaj and took place under the leadership HH.BhaktiVinod Swami Maharaj, Zonal Secretary, Western Tamil Nadu & Kerala & Temple president of Coimbatore ISKCON. Sri Arjunan, Member of Parliament , Sri. Chowdary, Head of Cordite Factory, Aravangadu presided over the opening ceremony of the Rath Yatra. "We are immensely blessed and feel very fortunate to have Sri Jagannath at Ooty. Thanks to ISKCON" said Honorable Guest Sri.Chowdry (Head of Cordite Factory Aravangadu) "I am privileged to be part of this historic event at Ooty.My prayers to Lord Jagannatha" commented Chief Guest ,Sri.Arjunan,Member of Parliament,. Jaganath Rath Yatra started from the “Mariamman Temple” Main Bazar Street and passsed through the busy and main streets of OOty including the bazaar and markets. Thousands of locals and public participated enthusiastically pulling the Rath and singing the holy name. and received books of Srila Prabhupada and Jaganath Prasad. Hundreds of outstation devotees from Kumbakonam, Thuraiyur(Near Trichy), Hosur, Dharmapuri, Coimbatore, Bangalore, Mangalore and Mumbai were present for the celebration. The festival was broadcast in local TV channels. Newspapers published articles with pictures of their Lordships in Rath. This is indeed a wonderful offering to Srila Prabhupada on the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of ISKCON by ISKCON Coimbatore
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