European Rathayatra Dates in 2015
Sheffield - Sunday 17 May (TBC)
Manchester - Saturday 23 May
Bath - Saturday 30 May
Aberystwyth – Saturday 6 June
London - Sunday 14 June
Paris - Sunday 28 June
Budapest - Saturday 4 July
Strasborg - cancelled
Prague - Sunday 19 July
Birmingham - Sunday 26 July
Cardiff - Saturday 1 August
Leicester - Sunday 2 August
Dublin - TBA
Reading - Saturday 8 August
Brighton - Sunday 13 Sept (TBC)
Plymouth – Saturday 3 October
Glastonbury – Sunday 4 October
Rathayatra Kirtans MP3
HG Sri Prahlada Dasa - 1994
HG Kripamoya Dasa - 1993
HH Indradyumna Swami - 1994
"The common man, if he has no time to worship the Lord, may at least engage his hands for a few seconds in washing or sweeping the Lord's temple.
Mahäräja Pratäparudra, the greatly powerful king of Orissa, was always very busy with heavy state responsibilities, yet he made it a point to sweep the temple of Lord Jagannätha at Puri once a year during the festival of the Lord.
The idea is that however important a man one may be he must accept the supremacy of the Supreme Lord. This God consciousness will help a man even in his material prosperity.
Mahäräja Pratäparudra's subordination before Lord Jagannätha made him a powerful king, so much so that even the great Pathan in his time could not enter into Orissa on account of the powerful Mahäräja Pratäparudra.
And at last Mahäräja Pratäparudra was graced by Lord Sri Caitanya on the very grounds of his acceptance of subordination to the Lord of the universe.
So even though a rich man's wife has glittering bangles made of gold on her hands, she must engage herself in rendering service to the Lord."
Srimad-Bhagavatam Canto 2 Chapter 3 Verse 21 - Purport