Over 120 Devotees Participated in ISKCON Israel’s Second Ratha Yatra Event in Its History
By Thomas Haribol, ISKCON News Managing Editor | May 24, 2023
On May nineteenth, about 120 devotees participated within the second Ratha Yatra in Israel (and in your complete Middle East) held at Tel Aviv’s Yarkon Park, one of many largest parks within the nation, with over 16 million annual guests. Tel Aviv can be the place the primary preaching heart was established in 1994.
In July 2022, the first-ever Ratha Yatra within the Middle East was held within the coastal metropolis of Haifa, recognized for its openness to a number of spiritual traditions. In addition, Haifa is the worldwide headquarters for the Baha’i religion.
The devotees processed with the massive, fantastically adorned Deities which had been visiting the Israeli yatra from Thailand and transported with nice pleasure and celebration to the pandal put in for Them on the park. Kavicandra Swami was available for the festivities and is now main a multi-day Harinama tour in Eliat following the celebrations in Tel Aviv. Kavicandra Swami, the present GBC for Israel, has been intently concerned with the yatra since 1996.
The day’s program included a maha harinam, katha, kirtans, and a youngsters’s program. In addition, about 400 plates of prasada had been shared, and round 30 books had been distributed in the course of the day.
You can comply with the continued actions and occasions in Israel, in addition to see extra images and movies from the festivities on the yatra’s Facebook page.
Photos courtesy of Manjari Prema Dasi.
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