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Huge Crowds at Hindu
From BBC World News
Ratha Yatra Huge Success
CHAKRA (London, U.K.) - June 24, 2001:
Ratha Yatra was held in London, England, today. Thousands of devotees
danced along the route in the center of the city from Marble Arch to
Trafalgar Square. There were about 5 to 6 thousand onlookers. The BBC, and
other TV and radio stations covered the event. Members of Parliament also
spoke before the enthusiastic crowd.
© CHAKRA 24-June-2001
Bhaktivedanta Manor Did
Not Mishandle Protestors
I am the temple president of
Bhaktivedanta Manor. Recently much has been said on the Internet regarding
how the Manor handled protestors during our recent and highly successful Janmastami
festival attended by an estimated 50,000 people.
Below is a statement by me, as the temple president, which explains what
happened from my perspective. >Full
© CHAKRA 2-September-2000
Jackson receives book on Vedic culture
(London, U.K.) - August 22, 1999: Romapada dasa from Bhaktivedanta Manor presented
Steven Rosen’s book, Vedic Archealogy to Michael Jackson during a
private visit to London in July. While Jackson continued to express
interest in the book, Mr. Hinduja told him that Romapada dasa was a Vedic
scholar and had handpicked the book especially for Jackson and urged him
to read the whole book. Jackson promised him that he would read the book
the same evening.
© CHAKRA 22-Aug-99
London Ratha Yatra returns to Trafalgar Square
(London, UK) - August 16, 1999: Rathayatra
in London was bigger than ever yesterday, as 7000 people followed the
procession from Marble Arch to Nelsons Column at Trafalgar Square. It
is the same route that Srila Prabhupada danced along in 1973.
© CHAKRA 16-Aug-99
Largest Initiation since days of Bhagavan before international assembly
By Vipramukhya Swami
CHAKRA (Bhaktivedanta Manor, UK) - August 14, 1999: Bhakti Charu Swami, Radhanath Swami and Bhakti Vikasa Swami initiated 32 devotees this morning at Bhaktivedanta Manor, England, the day before the London Rathayatra. It was the largest initiation to take place at Bhaktivedanta Manor since the days when Bhagavan was GBC here.
In attendance were devotees from around the
world, including Sivarama Swami, Vipramukhya Swami, Sacinandana Swami,
Atmanivedana Swami, Amiya Vilasa Swami, Pankajangari dasa from Mayapur and
hundreds of devotees from Italy, France, Germany, Argentina, India, America,
Canada, Russia, Croatia, Lithuania, the Republic of Ireland, the Netherlands and
© CHAKRA 8-Aug-99
London Rath Yatra to feature East-West fest
Submitted to CHAKRA by Soumitra Das
Times of India - LONDON, August 12, 1999: About 20,000 people are expected to join the "East-West Celebration" of the 31st international "Rath Yatra" festival at Trafalgar Square here on August 15.
Keith Vaz, Parliamentary Secretary to the Lord Chancellor's office and the first Asian minister of Britain, will present the main theme of the festival --`East-West cooperation for the next millennium', the organisers of the festival said Wednesday.
Hundreds of people
will pull a 40-foot high, brightly painted wooden chariot, with its familiar
temple-shaped canopy, from Hyde Park corner at 12 noon.
© CHAKRA 13-Aug-1999