Monday, April 25, 2016

Three Ratha Yatras in different parts of Indonesia

Three Ratha Yatras in different parts of Indonesia The ogoh-ogoh festival was a great opportunity for the devotees in Indonesia to spread the mission of Gauranga Mahaprabhu Devotees celebrated Ratha Yatras in different parts of Indonesia Lombok Ratha Yatra: 200 Participants came to see the ogoh-ogoh festival and indirectly they got mercy by seeing the Lord on the chariot. Devotees sung Hare Krishna Mahamantra loudly in front of the chariot.At 16.00 pm the parade started. Every participants performed their attraction in front of the the stage. The matajis performed gopi dance in front of the chariot for the pleasing of the Lords. The chariot was pulled by the devotees while singing Hare Krishna Mahamantra. Everybody was happy and felt blissful. A ton Indonesian fruits, Rambutan fruits that were donated by Dina Darini mataji, were distributed along the way and srila Prabhupada’s Book were distributed to the audience. Mean while in Tolai, Central Sulawesi, was the Fifth Ratha yatara. On the day of the festival the devotees gathered in front of the chariot to participate in the homa yajnya to invoke auspiciousness. Then the Lord put on the chariot and headed to the place of the festial. At 15.30 PM, the festival started and the Lord Chariot attracted more than 4000 people who enthusiastically saw the festival. The devotees with their melodious Hare Krishna mahamantra tune steal the audience attention. The dancer with their grace movement enchanted the audience. Packed rice, cookies, and fruits that already offer to the Lord were distributed to the mass of people. The final place of the Rata yatra was Jember. The devotees pulled the Lord's Chariot at 07.00 pm. The melodious kirtan brought people from all directions. Very soon the route became full of people, and the chariot with the Deities of Lord Jagannatha, Baladeva and Subhadra stood magnificiently. Everyone was eagerly gazing at Gaura Nitai on the palanquin and Jagannatha, Baladeva and Subhadra on the chariot. Everyone present came forward and pulled the chariot to the main road. The devotees distributed the prasadam to the people along the route. Devotees also did book distribution and everyone happily honored mahaprasad. #laxmi

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