Published on July 9th, 2020 | by Madhudvisa dasa

Second ISKCON Ratha Yatra Festival — San Francisco, 1968

A first class film documenting the second ISKCON Ratha-yatra festival in San Francisco 1968. Features the famous Jayananda Prabhu and includes building the carts and the actual festival–pulling Lord Jagannath to the beach.

Also includes a great sound track of previously unreleased Prabhupada bhajans.

This is a very nice film of the second Ratha-yatra festival held by ISKCON in San Francisco in 1968. It has a beautiful bhajan and kirtan soundtrack and a very nice mood.

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My first contact with a Hare Krishna was a most merciful Mataji in Oxford Street, London who sold me a "Higher Taste" cook book in 1984 while I was on holidays there. I started seriously reading Srila Prabhupada's books in Australia 1985 and by 1986 Srila Prabhupada had convinced me "Krishna is the Supreme Personality of Godhead" and "we should surrender to Krishna." I joined the Hare Krishnas in Perth, Western Australia in 1986. Since then I have been chanting Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare/ Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare, reading and distributing Srila Prabhupada's books and preaching as much as I can. That's my life and full-time occupation now really. I like it more than anything I've ever experienced before. Srila Prabhupada's books are so amazing... Even after reading them all many times they're still fresh and new. They are truly transcendental! That's it really. Now I'm just hankering to once again see the world chant Hare Krishna, dance and feast and float away in the ecstasy of Lord Caitanya's Sankirtana movement as it did in Srila Prabhupada's physical presence. Let the whole world drown in the ecstatic flood of love of Krishna!

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