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 5, 2011

Snana-Yatra Pictures!

12:41:00 PM By Vijay Teli , , , , 3 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). This was also the last chance 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 16-17, 2011. 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.



3 comments:

SS dd said...

So wonderful Deities!So beautiful!

Anonymous said...

You know what... the Ratha Yatra pictures are missing... snana yatra, then cutup, then all of a sudden Atmarama Prabhu :-)

Keshav said...

It's because you JUST HAD TO BE THERE for Ratha-Yatra. ;o) Just kidding. we'll try to post some pics soon.