Mangaluru: City based ISKCON Branch organised their 12th Annual Sri Sri Krishna Balarama Ratha Yatra festival on 21 February, 2015 at Dr TMA Pai International Convention Centre. 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.
The Chairman of Shree Devi Education Trust, A Sadanand Shetty, graced the occasion as the chief guest and eminent Advocate M R Ballal was the guest of honour. CMD of Diya Systems Dr Ravichandran and Rajiv Lochanda Prabhu were present on this occasion. Sri Karunya Sagar Dasa coordinated the programme.
After performing the special puja, the symbolically well flower decorated and illuminated colourful majestic chariot carrying Sri Krishna Balarama deities was flagged off from Dr TMA 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’ while dancing in front of the chariot. During the course of the Ratha Yatra, devotees offered flowers, fruits and Mangala Arati expressing their devotion and dedication to the Lord. Later, ‘prasadam’ was distributed to all present.