Day 3: London’s First Rathayatra and Lord Jagannatha’s Glories


Did you know Lord Jagannatha, Lord Baladeva and Subhadra Devi appeared before Sri Sri Radha-Londonisvara, and therefore were the first ISKCON Deities in the UK?

These most-merciful Deities were carved by Shyamasundar dasa. Hear about Their appearance, London’s first Rathayatra in July 1969, Srila Prabhupada’s attendance in the 1973 Rathayatra which he described as a "gorgeous Rathayatra festival in London" (Sri Caitanya-caritamrita Madhya-Lila 13.19), and more in a day dedicated to Lord Jagannatha’s glories and pastimes. The Maha Harinama will be a highlight!


4.30am Mangal Arati
7.00am Guru Puja and Extended Kirtans
8.00am Deity Greetings
8.10am Jagannathastakam bhajan and Lotus Feet Blessings
8.30am Special class: London's First Rathayatra and Lord Jagannatha's Glories
9.30am “Poems and Prayers to Sri Sri Radha-Londonisvara” Selected readings
9.45am Breakfast
11.00am Kirtans
12.30pm Raj Bhoga Arati
1.00pm Special class
1.45pm Feast
3.00pm Maha Harinama (mini Rathayatra procession)
4.15pm Dhoopa Arati
4.30pm Kirtans
5.30pm Special class
7.00pm Sandhya Arati
7.30pm Jagannathastakam bhajan
7.45pm "Poems and Prayers to Sri Sri Radha-Londonisvara" Selected readings
8.00pm Drama by ISKCON-London community members
9.00pm Shayana Arati


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