20080727 – Children’s Ratha Yatra

BY JEYANTHY PILLAI

KLANG, Malaysia – For the first time in Klang, the children of “Gopal’s Fun School”, ISKCON KLANG will be celebrating a mini Ratha Yatra on the 27th July 2008.

It promises a day of colour and fun in Teluk Pulai where a small chariot will be pulled from their centre to Taman Melawis, accompanied by a colourful children singing, chanting and dancing their way along the route.

The ancient ceremony originates in Jagannatha Puri in India. The festival marks the return of Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and Goddess Subhadra to their home Vrindavan after a long gap. According to puranas, Jagannath is the reincarnation of Lord Krishna who along with his elder brother Balabhadra or Balaram and sister Subhadra are worshiped in the Puri temple known as Shrimandira.

The name of Lord Jagannath is a culmination of two words “Jagat” means universe and “nath” means Lord. So Jagannath means Lord of the universe.

Everyone is invited to come and experience this wonderful journey as our chariot travels through the neighbouring area.

The chariot will be leaving the Hare Krishna centre in Klang at 5.30pm. Children are encourged to make their offerings of fruits, flowers or incense on a try to their Lordships. For more info, please call HG Kalidas or HG Ram Gopinath at the Iskcon Klang Centre, at  012-6342464 / 012-3179206. The centre is located at 20 Lorong Besi 4, Off Jln Teluk Pulai, 41100 Klang.

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NOTE:

To avoid roadworks near the Klang bridge, those travelling from Kuala Lumpur are encouraged to use the KESAS highway.



2 thoughts on “20080727 – Children’s Ratha Yatra

  1. Haribol to Iskcon Klang and Port Dickson, your devotees is really good and their bhakti is can be clearly seen, by their work, especially Iskcon Port Dickson’s power packed Youth. They work with proper planning and they are simply wonderful. One of the youth’s name is Tamil Kumar. He has good leadership qualities. He is the perfect youth that I have seen until now. He knows how to respect other devotees nicely. He works quickly and does a perfect job. I have advised my sons to adapt his good qualities.
    Haribol to him and devotees of Port Dickson, Haribol!

  2. Hare Krishna, by Lord Jagannath’s mercy my family came for the Children’s Ratha Yatra and it was a rocking festival. especially at the end of the procession, when Jagannath arrived at the temple and the kirtan, led by the brahmacharis was so making me fly in spiritual sky. My parents and my brothers [not devotees],sang and danced happily. By this I now that soon my family would become great devotees. I thank Srila Prabhupada and my dear friend, my Lord of my life, Vrndavanchandra for showering their causeless mercy unto my family and also I thank them for giving me nice association with Iskcon Klang devotees…Iskcon Klang Ki! JAI !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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