Ratha Yatra 2011: Pulling Lord Jagannath Back to Vrindavan
BY: SUN STAFF
Aug 02, 2011 CANADA (SUN)
Krsnakarunya: 'Our Sankirtan party pulled Lord Jagannath's Chariot with the congregational chanting of His Names and especially the Names of His dearmost Sri Radha. The Jagannath Temple represents Dwarka where Jagannathji Sri Krishna is separated from His most beloved Sri Radhaji and the Vrajavasis. Therefore for Vrajavasis, Ratha Yatra is really a festival to bring Sri Krishna back to Vrindavan which is represented by the Gundica Temple.
And to end the pain of separation between Krsna and His beloved Vrajavasis (the inhabitants of Vrindavan) -- Sri Nanda Baba, Yasoda Maya, all the gopas, the gopis and especially Sri Radhika, we pull Krishna's chariot and with Harinama Sankirtan take Him back to Sri Vrindavan-dhama.'