Specttrum News: Loud chanting of Hare Krishna amongst the beats of drums and other musical instruments echoed in Sector-22, Chandigarh on 12th August, where a number of Hare Krishna devotees gathered for a Shobha Yatra organized by the Chandigarh chapter of International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON).

His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, the founder-acharya of ISKCON left for the West in a historic voyage by ship named Jaladuta. He boarded Jaladuta on 13th August 1965. The Shobha Yatra marked the ‘Jaladuta Yatra Golden Jubilee Festival’, being celebrated all over the world.

ISKCON is engaged in preaching unalloyed pure devotional service to the Lord all over the world through chanting of His holy names and preaching the message contained in Bhagavad Gita. The co-president of ISKCON Chandigarh, Sector-36, Nand Maharaj Das said, “In October 1976, Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada visited Chandigarh and spoke to a large audience which includeed many dignitaries for 5 days at Nehru Park in Sector-22, Chandigarh. To commemorate the historic and auspicious visit of Srila Prabhupada to New York by Jaladuta, we organized the Shobha Yatra.”


The Shobha Yatra began from parking area of Nehru Park, Sector-22 and concluded at Sri Satya Narayan Mandir, Sector-22C after passing through Sector-22B, Dividing road Sec-22B and 22C, Shastri Market, Dividing Sec-22A and 22D, Sector 22D and Sector 22C.