Mangalore, Feb 10: The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) organised the procession to celebrate the 11th annual Shri Krishna Balarama Ratha Yatra on Feb 8 Saturday.
The procession of 40 ft ratha decked with flowers, commenced from City Centre and concluded at ISKCON. The devotees dressed up traditionally, accompanied the procession by chanting bhajans.
H.G. Madhu Pandit Das, the president of ISKCON in Bangalore and the chairman of the Akshaya Patra Foundation presided over the entire event and briefed about the Ratha Yathra and its importance given by His Divine Grace Bhakti Vedanta Swami Prabhupada, brought down from the disciple succession from Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu.
H.G. Tathvadarshan Das, H.G. Aprakratha Das, H.G. Ratha Yatra Das also spoke on the occasion.
Hyderabad Temple President H.G.Satya Gaura Chandra Das, H.G. Stoka Krishna Das, Governing Body member Ratha Yatra from California, Aprakrita Das from Canada, Thathv Darshan Das from Russia, Hubli ISKCON Temple president H.G.Rajeeva Lochan Das and Nishanth Shet of Navaratna Group participated in the ratha yatra.