Mangaluru, Feb 22, 2015: City based ISKCON Branch organised their 12th Annual Sri Krishna Balarama Ratha Yatra festival on February 21, Saturday. A function held in this connection at the Dr. T.M.A. Pai International Convention Centre was presided over by Madhu Pandit Dasa, President of ISKCON Bengaluru and Chairman of the Akshaya Patra Foundation.
In his address, he said that ISKCON is engaged in spreading communal harmony and universal brotherhood among the people.
Chairman of Shree Devi Education Trust A. Sadanand Shetty graced the occasion as chief guest and eminent advocate. M.R. Ballal was the guest of honour. CMD of Diya Systems Dr. Ravichandran and Rajiv Lochanda Prabhu were present on this occasion. Sri Karunya Sagar Dasa coordinated the programme.
After performing the special puja, a tastefully decorated and illuminated colourful majestic chariot carrying Sri Krishna Balarama deities was flagged off from Dr. T.M.A. Pai Convention Centre. Devotees of Sri Krishna Balarama and followers of ISKCON participated in large numbers and pulled the chariot through the main streets of the city reciting Bhajans, Keertans and chanting ‘Hare Krishna Hare Rama’ and dancing in front of the chariot. During the course of Ratha Yatra, devotees offered flowers, fruits and Mangala Arati expressing their devotion and dedication to the Lord. Later Prasadam was distributed to all the devotees who gathered for the occasion.