Ratha Yatra Festival in Colombo, Sri Lanka
on the Saturday, 3rd October 2009!
The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON)
in Sri Lanka, celebrated the Ratha Yatra Festival for the
11th consecutive time on Saturday the 3rd, October 2009.
The procession started from the Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple
located at the 188, New Chetty St, Kotahena, Colombo at 7am
and traversed along the main roads in Colombo. The program
ended when the Chariot reached the Temple at 1pm.
The Children of the Bhaktivedanta Children's Home - Gokulam
also participated in the Procession. Few children were
dressed as Sri Sri Radha and Krishna in a Horse Cart.
School bands, dancers, Kandyan Dance performers all
participated in the procession.
Festival in 2008
The Ratha Yatra Festival in Colombo was celebrated on
the 14th October 2008. H.H. Bhanu Swami attended the
festival. The Festival was celebrated with great pomp.
Festival in 2007
Chariot Festival for the 9th Time
in Sri Lanka - 26/9/2007
International Society for Krishna Consciousness is
conducting the 9th Ratha Yatra Festival in Sri Lanka on
the 26th September 2007. Lord Jagannath along with Lord
Baladev and Subadhra Devi will leave the Sri Sri Radha
Krishna Temple, 188, New Chetty Street, Colombo 13 on
the chariot at 8am. The Chariot will proceed along the
main roads in Colombo City and their Lordships will
shower their blessings upon everybody and every living
entity along the path. Devotees can make offerings and
accept the blessings of the Lord. The chariot will
return to the temple at 1pm on the same day. There will
be Prasadam distribution in the temple after the return
of the chariot.
Street Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple, Jampettah Street
(Christy Perera Mawatha), Sangamitha Mawatha, Vanrooyan
Street (Hinni Appuhami Mawatha), Ginthupitiya Road,
Brass Founder Street, Andival Street, Sri Kathiresan
Street, Gas Work Street Junction, Main Street, 3rd Cross
Street, Keyzer Street, Front Street, Wimaladharma Circle
Clock Tower, Main Street, Sea Street, St. Anthony's
Mawatha, Jampettah Street, Christy Perera Mawatha, New
Chetty Street - Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple.
Ratha yatra in
The Ratha Yatra in Colombo
took place on the 6th October 2006 for the 8th
consecutive year! H.H.Bhanu Swami also attended the
Festival. The Ratha left the temple at 8am from the
Radha Krishna Temple and returned at 3pm. Due to the
political situation in Sri Lanka, the festival was a one
day festival and was conducted around the main streets
of the temple. H.H.Bhanu Swami performed a Yagna in
order to commence the festival.
Thousands of devotees from
all over Colombo participated enthusiasticall and
received the blessings from Lord Jagannath, Baladev and
There was chanting, dancing
and prasadam distribution. Many school children participated
with their school bands. Gokulam children and the Hare
Krishna religious school also were in the procession.