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Ratha Yatra Makes History in Sao Paulo, Brazil


pictures by Bhakta Ronaldo Canale and Lourieni Corrêa.

 

On November 6, 2022, Iskcon Cidade São Paulo held one other Ratha Yatra, which took Sri Sri Jagannatha, Baladeva, and Subhadra to Avenida Paulista, the place hundreds of individuals watched and adopted the parade of the Deities.

Despite the unpredictability of the climate, roadblocks that might have prevented the arrival of the automobile, prices, and all the required logistics for such a big occasion, the reunion of Lord Jagannatha with His devotees aroused intense feelings and unfold pleasure all over the place!

After the parade, there was a reception at Club Homs, the place greater than 800 servings of prasadam have been distributed. There was additionally an Indian dance efficiency, lectures, and a mantra present, with the illustrious presence of the celebs of the day – Jagannatha, Baladeva, and Subhadra.

The Ratha Yatra featured visitor appearances by Mahavishnu Swami, Bhakti Dhira Damodara Swami, and Chandramukha Swami. Devotees from a number of Brazilian states got here particularly for the procession, which included the distribution of over 4,000 candy balls and greater than 1,000 of Srila Prabhupada’s books.


A celebration of such a scale was solely attainable with the united efforts of a number of Iskcon Brasil initiatives, such because the Srila Prabhupada Vaishnava Cultural Center – Suzano Mandir and Iskcon Govardhan, which supported Iskcon Cidade São Paulo within the realization of this wonderful occasion. In addition, a whole bunch of devotees from each nook of the nation gave their help – with particular point out to the data contribution of the skilled devotees from Iskcon Rio de Janeiro, which have been unconditionally lively and current.

The forecast is that one other nice Ratha Yatra will happen subsequent yr, which invitations the help of the complete Iskcon congregation from around the globe in order that Srila Prabhupada’s mission is strengthened increasingly more in Brazil.

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