Sri Jagannath Ratha Yatra

Sri Jagannath Ratha Yatra

at New Goloka Dhama

Sunday, July 11th, 4pm-7pm

Sri Jagannath Ratha Yatra (Festival of Chariots) is one of the world’s oldest festivals, originally celebrated in Jagannath Puri. By the mercy of Srila Prabhupada this festival is now being celebrated all over the world.

At New Goloka, the Ratha Yatra cart will be pulled from the main temple building to the grounds across the street with loud chanting of the Hare Krishna maha mantra.

jagannāthaḥ svāmī nayanapatha-gāmī bhavatu me

Schedule

2-4pm Decorating the Ratha Yatra Cart

4pm Aratika and Kirtan

4:30pm Class about Jagannatha Ratha Yatra

5:15pm Jagannath Ratha Yatra Procession

6:30pm Prasadam Feast

7pm Sandhya Aratika

Everyone is encouraged to bring a food offering for Lord Jagannath to be offered during the procession.

In the Brahmanda Purana it is said, “A person who sees the Lord’s Ratha Yatra (car festival) and then stands up to receive the Lord can purge all kinds of sinful results from his body.” In the Bhavishya Purana, it is said, “Even if born of a lowly family, a person who follows the Ratha Yatra car when the Deities pass in front or from behind will surely be elevated to the position of achieving equal opulence with Vishnu.”

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