Mangaluru: City based ISKCON Branch organised their 12th Annual Sri Sri Krishna Balarama Ratha Yatra festival on 21.02.2015 at Dr. T.M.A. Pai Intl Convention Centre, Mangaluru. Madhu Pandit Dasa, President of ISKCON Bengaluru and Chairman of the Akshaya Patra Foundation presided over the function. In his address, he revealed that ISKCON is engaged in spreading communal harmony and universal brotherhood among the people.
Chairman of Shree Devi Education Trust Sri A. Sadanand Shetty graced the occasion as chief guest and Eminent Advocate Mr. M.R. Ballal was the guest of honour. CMD of Diya Systems Dr. Ravichandran and Rajiv Lochanda Prabhu was present on this occasion. Sri Karunya Sagar Dasa coordinated the programme.
After performing the special puja symbolically well flower decorated and illuminated colourful majestic chariot carrying Sri Krishna Balarama deities movement was flagged off from Dr. T.M.A. Pai Convention Centre. Devotees of Sri Krishna Balarama and followers of ISKCON participated in large numbers and drew the chariot through the city main streets reciting Bhajans, Keertans and chanting ‘Hare Krishna Hare Rama’ and dancing in front of the chariot. During the course of Ratha Yatra, devotees offered flowers, fruits and Mangala Arati expressing their devotion and dedication to the Lord. Later Prasadam was distributed to the all present.