CHANDIGARH: Dressed as 'gopis', children danced to the tunes of ISKCON rock band and hymns during 'Rath yatra'. Elaborate offerings of 56 different food items were made to Lord Krishna and other deities 30 times during the journey that covered six kilometres.
'Over thousands of devotees danced to the tune of 'Hare Ram, Hare Krishna'. Around 8,000 pilgrims partook the 'mahaparsada'. Bhakti Madhurya Govind Goswami and Kadamb Kanan Goswami from the US has arrived here specially for this yatra,' said ISKCON media coordinator KK Bhasin. A rock band of ISKCON members, Madhava Sankirtan, chanted Krishna's name to the accompaniments of guitar and drumbeats. It was nice to see the youths active in such a spiritual performance. Passerbys were stopped on the way and offered 'prasad', said Kanchan Prabha, a city resident.