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The Southernmost Ratha Yatra in the World
By Cintamani Madhavi Dasi   |  Mar 28, 2014

Pucón is a city in the south of Chile nestled in the middle of majestic landscapes of volcanoes, lakes and forests. Its population of 22 thousand people icreases to 60 thousand in the summer due to its strong tourism, which fills the streets with foreigners and locals captivated by the native environment.

This year, for the third consecutive year, was held the Festival of India Ratha Yatra through the main streets of the city, with the help of more than 50 devotees who traveled from all parts of Chile to pull the ropes of the chariot of the Lord of the Universe.

The representative of ISKCON Pucon, Sita Kunti Devi Dasi, said that “we have built a solid team, communication is good and everyone tries to make their best. We also feel very supported by the devotees in general and we really appreciated the effort made each year to attend and support this great event”.

The festival began with a procession of chariots through the main street of the southern city where locals and tourists joined the new and colorful spectacle, which this year had the support of the Cultural Area of the Municipality of Pucon.

Later a cultural performances were held in one of the busiest pedesterian walks in the city, with a wide audience who enjoyed the show of Odissi Dance, classic music of North India, and bhajans of Hare Krishna maha mantra.

About 850 plates of prasadam were served, and many Srila Prabhupada’s books distributed.