Sri Sri Radha Krishna Jhulan Yatra Festival
July 30th -August 3rd 2020
During the Jhulan yatra festival, the small Utsav-vigraha Deities are taken from the altar and placed on an elaborately decorated swing in the temple room. After receiving the traditional arati worship, the Deities are pushed on Their swing. Each person offers flower petals and personal prayers, and then pushes the swing several times as the other members chant Hare Krishna, Jaya Radhe Jaya Krishna jaya Vrindavan, or Jaya Radhe, Jaya Jaya Madhava dayite in kirtan. The atmosphere of this festival is especially sweet as everyone has the chance to intimately serve Radha and Krishna.
In our ISKCON temples we observe for five days in accordance with Srila Prabhupada’s instructions. This is a wonderful ceremonial function of Lord Krishna’s pastimes that reflects practically how we are to render service to the Lord for His pleasure.
ISKCON Chennai will be conducting a virtual jhulan yatra this year. Stay tuned for more information.