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Rath-Yatra-Mahotsav- 2008

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Rath-Yatra-Mahotsav- 2008

 RATH-YATRA MAHOTSAV -

Celebrated on 12th July 2008 Saturday

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Hare Krishna dear Prabhujis & Matajis,f
Please accept our respectful obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupad.

We are very happy to inform you that there will be the famous Chariot
Festival (Rath-Yatra Mahotsav) of Their Lordships Shri Shri Jagannatha,
Balabhadra and Subhadra on 12-July-2008 (Saturday) from 1:00 PM onwards
in Misato-shi (Saitama). Nearest stn. is Shimmisato on JR-Musashino
line or Tsukuba line.

Shri Shri Jagannath, Balabhadra & Subhadra have been gracing Tokyo
streets in Harajuku/Shinjuku on palanquine-yatra for more than 2
decades. But this is the first time that They would travel on the Rath
(Chariot) in Japan. Oriya community of Japan has made elaborate
arrangements to make this great Rath-Yatra festival manifest publicly in
the Land of the Rising Sun.

Traditionally this festival is held in Jagannath Puri (Orissa) where
millions of devotees gather every year to pull the Rath & worship the
Lord of the Universe. This is one of the most merciful manifestation of
the Supreme Lord's mercy that He comes out of the temple to give darshan
to His devotees.

Just google on "Rath Yatra" and you will find many links to Traditional
Rath Yatra in Puri & ISKCON Rath Yatras conducted world-wide.

This time we are very fortunate to have the association of "His Holiness
Bhanu Swami Maharaj". Maharaj is a scholar in Vedic literatures &
astrology and will kindly come to Japan to bless us.

Kindly extend this invitation to your family, friends & colleagues.

Thank you very much.

We remain your servants in the service of the Supreme Lord Jagannath.

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RATH-YATRA MAHOTSAV

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12-July-2008 (Saturday)

13:00: Gathering at SushiKoma, Saitama-Ken, Misato-shi, Hikonari 3-387-4


13.00~14.00: Rituals, Puja, Aarti, Bhajan & Kirtan.

14.00~16.00: RATH-YATRA Procession

16.00: Gathering at Saitama-Ken, Misato-shi, Hikonari 3, Misato Danchi
Central Shopping Mall.

16:00~16:30: Rituals, Bhajan & Kirtan

16:30~16:50: Addressing the Public-Mayor, Embassy official, Misato
International Exchange, MIC, ISKCON, Danchi Mall head

16.50~17.15: Cultural Program (Odissi Dance and Japanese Band)

17:20~17:40: Japanese Band

17:45~17:50: Vote of Thanks by OCJ

17.50~18.30: Prasad for all assembled devotees & Bhajan Samaaroh.

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DATE / TIME: 12-July-2008, Saturday (1:00 PM onwards).

VENUE:
SushiKoma, Saitama-Ken, Misato-shi, Hikonari 3-387-4

Phone: 080-1022-8560, 080-5412-2528
090-8319-1780
080-3391-0850
080-5019-0386

MAP: http://odisha-japan.org/

BY TRAIN:

Choice-1: Tokyo stn. ->(JR Mushashino Line)->  Shimmisato (West Exit) -
55 mins.

Choice-2: Tokyo stn. ->(JR Yamanote Line)-> Akihabara stn. ->(Tsukuba
Express- Local)-> Minami Nagareyama stn. -> Shimmisato stn.

From Shimmisato stn. (West exit), walk straight for 10 minutes to reach
the destination.

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