HARE KRISHNA RATHA YATRA IN LONDON ON 24 JUNE 2018 (Post No.5149)

Written by LONDON SWAMINATHAN

 

Date: 26 JUNE 2018

 

Time uploaded in London –  7-51 am (British Summer Time)

 

Post No. 5149

 

 

 

Pictures by London swaminathan

 

 

International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), also known as Hare Krishna movement, conduct annual Chariot Procession in all the major cities of the world every year. Chariot Procession (Ratha Yatra) of Lord Krishna and Balarama took place on 24 June 2018. The devotees gathered in thousands and they came from far off places. The procession went through the heart of London where millions of pictures were taken by the tourist as well as devotees. It started from Hyde Park and finished at Trafalgar Square where all had free vegetarian meals given by the Hindujas.

 

 

The devotees followed all the nine attributes of a true devotee and the pictures prove it

 

Nine Sadhanas

In a sloka in the Bhagavata, Prahlada explains to Hiranyakasipu that there are nine sadhanas to foster Bhakti, namely,

Sravana = Listening to the stories of God’s Lilas,

Kirtana = Singing  His praises

Smarana = Constantly remembering them

Padasevana = Serving him and his disciples

Archana= Worshipping him with flowers

Vandana = Saluting him and taking refuge in him

Dasya = Treating him as our boss and obey his commands

Sakya = Treating him as his life time friend

Atmanivedana = Dedicating oneself to Him (Ultimately comes the stage when one offers himself up to God effacing his self completely)

 

Please see the pictures below taken by me:–

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

-Subham-

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2 Comments

  1. Thanks for these photos. Actually, we keep waiting for these pictures every June!

  2. Thanks for your support. I posted over 100 pictures on my Face book page. santanam swamainathan Face book page.

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