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.

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Snana-Yatra: Sunday, June 30th

10:43:00 PM By Vijay Teli

The annual Snana-Yatra festival is upon us this coming weekend- which means the Festival of India is fast approaching! This upcoming Sunday, June 30th Toronto's Hare Krishna Temple will be celebrating this most mesmerizing festival wherein Lord Jagannatha, Lord Balarama and Lady Subhadra will be bathed with many ambrosial liquids amidst enchanting kirtan!

After the bathing ceremony (snana-yatra), Their Lordships mysteriously "fall sick" and thus take to Their private quarters. For the next thirteen days, the right-most altar doors remain closed and the Deities do not give audience. Actually, during this period renovations are made on the body of the Deities. This is called nava-yauvana. During the Ratha-yātrā ceremony, the doors are opened and the Deities once again come before the public!

Please join in the wonderful Snana-Yatra festival! You do not want to miss out on this last opportunity to see Lord Jagannatha before his grand appearance on the Ratha-Yatra festival!

***Please note timings are different from a regular Sunday program***

The festival schedule is as follows (subject to change):
5:00pm to 5:15pm - Welcome & Announcements
5:15pm to 6:00pm - Class
6:00pm to 6:30pm - Arati
6:30pm to 7:15pm - Abisheka (Bathing Ceremony)
7:15pm onwards - Vegetarian Feast (Prasadam)