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: Carving of Lord Jagannatha and London's First Rathayatra by Gurudas dasa, Shyamasundar dasa, Malati devi dasi
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: London Rathayatra Pastimes by Titiksu dasa, Chakra-nadi devi dasi and other Rathayatra sevaks
1.45pm Feast
3.00pm Maha Harinama (mini Rathayatra procession)
4.15pm Dhoopa Arati
4.30pm Kirtans
5.30pm Special class: Lord Jagannatha's Glories by Gurudas dasa, Shyamasundar dasa, Malati devi dasi
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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