Toronto's Hare Krishna Temple

Toronto's Hare Krishna Centre (ISKCON Toronto), has always been the hub of a rich, vibrant and enthusiastic community. Whether it be grand festivals, programs at local universities and yoga studios, philosophical discussions, cooking sessions, or singing and dancing on the streets, there are events taking place for everyone's interest.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Snana-Yatra Photos

3:11:00 PM By Vijay Teli , , , , 2 comments

This past Sunday, Toronto's Hare Krishna temple celebrated our annual Snana-Yatra festival. During this festival Lord Jagannatha, His brother Balarama, and His sister Subadhra are given a special abisheka (bathing ceremony).

The temple room was packed with people wanting to catch a final glimpse of Lord Jagannatha. Their Lordships have "mysteriously" contracted a cold while they were bathed in various substances and will be quarantined and given intensive care by their pujaris (priests) for the next two weeks.

Once they have had time to recover, they will come out of Their temple to give darshan to everyone during the Festival of India (Ratha-Yatra Festival) on July 17-18, 2010. Thier Lordships will be riding down Yonge Street on large colourful chariots pulled by Their devotees amid ecstatic chanting of the holy names! For more information please see the official Ratha-Yatra Website.

Please view the Snana-Yatra slide show below (photos by: Rishi Kumar, Thageesan Thanabalasingam, Rajendra Patel, and Vijay Teli):

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hare Krsna!

Will the Kirtan Festival organizers be posting a kirtan schedule before the event on Thursday/Friday?

Thanks!

Mahasundari Madhavi dasi said...

Yes! We hope to have a schedule for the kirtan festival up soon!

Thanks!