15th Sri Jagannath Ratha Yatra Chariot Festival in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
on Thursday 19th of September 2013 !
The procession started from the Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple located at the 188, New Chetty St, Kotahena, Colombo at 9am and traversed along the main roads in Colombo. The program ended when the Chariot reached the Temple at 2pm.
Foundation Stone Laying Ceremony for
Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple
188, New Chetty St, Colombo-13, Sri Lanka
With the blessing of Lord Krishna the Foundation Stone Laying Ceremony was held on the 27th of January 2013 during the auspicious period from 7.am to 11.06.am
25.01.2013 Friday: At 10.00 am: Vaasthu Pooja
26.01.2013 Saturday: Morning: Pooja and Homam for Varaha Perumal & Booma Devi
27.01.2013 Sunday: From morning 7.00 am : Foundation Stone Laying
After the laying of the foundation stone the deities of Sri Sri Radha Krishna, Lord Jaganath, Baladev & Subathra were taken in a procession to a temporary place.
The foundation stone laying ceremony was conducted with the participation of:
Ø The Governing Body Commissioner His Divine Grace Jayapataka Swami – the Chief devotee presiding over the function.
Ø Temple Priests: His Grace Sipivista Das Prabhu – India, His Grace Shyam Chand Das Prabhu – India
Ø Priests who performed Yagyas: Sriman Anandamoya Das Prabhu – India,
Sriman Rohit Das Prabhu – India
Ø On behalf of Temple Construction Committee: Mr.V.T.V. Veerabahu
Ø Stapathy: Viswasri C. S. Shanthakumar
Ø Temple President: Sriman Mahakarta Das
Ø Vice President: Sriman Nimai Sundar Das
Ø Secretary:Srimati Nandarani Devi (Principal of Gokulam Children’s Home)
Devotees are kindly requested to donate generously for the Temple Building Project and receive the blessings of Lord Krishna.
Kotahena, Colombo 13,
A/c Name: ISKCON Temple Fund
A/c No. : 1120017042
Indian Overseas Bank
A/c Name:Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple
A/c No. :0000020308
Hatton National Bank
A/c Name :ISKCON
A/c No. :207010000891
Annual Ratha Yatra Festival-2012
The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) in Sri Lanka celebrated the Ratha Yatra Festival for the 14thconsecutive time on Sunday the 30th, October 2012.
H.H.Jayapataka Swami and H.H.Bhanu Swami also attended the festival. The Ratha left the temple at 7am from the Radha Krishna Temple and reached Ramakrishna Mission Hall, Wellawatte and remained there until 2nd October on which date started the journey to Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple.
Thousands of devotees from all over Colombo participated enthusiastically and received the blessings from Lord Jagannath, Baladev and Subadhra.
There was chanting and dancing by the Mayapur devotees and prasadam distribution. Many school children and the Hare Krishna religious school children also were in the procession.
Sri Jagannatha Ratha Yatra Festival on 30th September 2012 to 02nd October 2012
Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple (ISKCON) celebrated the Sri Rama Navami function grandly on 1st April 2012.
Sri Radha Krishna Thirukkalyanam function celebrated on 07th February 2012 at Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple (ISKCON) Sri Lanka
The Govardhana Puja was celebrated in the Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple on the 25th October 2011.
This festival is celebrated to commemorate the pastime of the Lord lifting the Govardhana Hill on His little finger, in order to protect the residents of Vrindavan from torrential rains sent by Indra. The Supreme Personality of Godhead performed this pastime as a seven year old boy in order to crush the pride of Indra, the Lord of the heavens. Lord Krishna forbade the residents of Vrindavana from worshipping Indra. He induced them to worship Govardhana Hill instead. The Govardhana Hill is not an ordinary hill. It is actually very dear to the Lord. On this day Govardhana Hill is worshipped in a small replica form, made of cooked rice and other edibles in temples all over Vrindavan. This replica of the Govardhana Hill is generally known as ‘annakoota’. Huge quantities of food are prepared in this ceremony and are very extensively distributed.
The annual Ratha Yatra Festival was grandly celebrated in Colombo, Sri Lanka on the 11th October 2011.
Hundreds of people participated in the festival, where the Deities of Lord Jagannath, Baladev and Subadhra traversed the main roads of Colombo.
The children of Gokulam also participated in the procession. Some children were dressed as Lord Krishna and Srimati Radharani on a horse chariot.
Please see the all the pictures in the album below: