Oct 01, 2022
First Ever Ratha Yatra in California’s Capital
Gunarnava Sitaram Das for ISKCON Sacramento
ISKCON Sacramento celebrated its first Ratha Yatra in front of the California State Capitol Building, which serves as a museum and the State's working seat of government, on Sept 18, 2022. More than seven hundred devotees from all over California participated in the event with great excitement. Sacramento now joins Srila Prabhupada's grand vision of celebrating the Jagannatha Ratha Yatra festival in every city. This festival will put ISKCON Sacramento on the map of worldwide ISKCON centers that observe the Ratha Yatra annually. The festival was made possible by the support of ISKCON Berkeley. Devotees from San Diego, Los Angeles, ISV, and Berkeley, including HG Jagannatha Das, HG Bahushira Das (ACBSP), HG Ratnabhushan Das, HG Yamunapathi Das (ACBSP), and several others, helped to bring the program together with their efforts and resources. ISKCON centers of Sacramento and Folsom joined hands in successfully executing the program.