Mangaluru, Feb 23, 2019 : The ’16th Annual Sri Krishna ’Balarama Ratha Yatra’ orgnised by ISKCON, Mangaluru Branch on February 23, Saturday. It began its journey from Temple square, Car street.
The ’Ratha Yatra’ of Jagannatha Puri, Orissa, symbolizing and inviting the Lord into our hearts.The majestically decorated and illuminated spectacular chariot carrying the Deities of Sri Sri Krishna Balarama will proceed from Sri Venkataramana Temple and pass through Mahamaya Temple oad, Canara High School, Navabharath Circle, K.S. Rao Road, P.M. Rao Road, G.H.S. Road, Market Road, Bhavanthi Street and will culminate at Shri Venkataramana Temple followed by ’Sankirtan’ and ’Maha Mangala Arati’.
The entire procession is spiritually powered by the loud and ecstatic chanting and reciting of the ’Hare Kriisshna Hare Rama kirtans’ by the large number of devotees accompanied by dancing in front of the chariot by the followers.
The only aim and objective of ISKCON is to provide an opportunity and enlighten the society with a simple experience of a life of happiness, peace, good health, solace and all good qualities through God consciousness.