February 29, 2004 VNN8563 This story URL: http://www.vnn.org/usa/US0402/US29-8563.html
Week Long Festival In Alachua Florida
BY NEW RAMAN RETI
USA, Feb 29 (VNN) Week Long Festival at New Raman Reti in Alachua, Florida in Celebration of The Auspicious Appearance Day of Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu - Gaura Purnima
Evening programs starting on:
Sunday, February 29th - Inter-national Sankirtana Stories from Europe & Israel.
Monday - March 1 -Siksastika Seminar given by Nagaraja dasa.
Tuesday - March 2 -International Sankirtana Stories from U.S.A., Russia, and Siberia.
Wednesday - March 3 -Youth Bhajans.
Thursday - March 4 - International Sankirtana Stories from South and Central America.
Friday - March 5: Parade in Gainesville Florida
Padayatra Procession & Harinama at 4:00 PM
We are having a 3 mile parade in downtown Gainesville with the Padayatra America Party. At the end of the parade there will be a festival at Plaza Center at the Gainesville Court House. Come and participate in the parade. The Padayatra Cart came to Alachua after a 6 month journey starting in May 2003 from Harrisburg, PA.
Plaza Center Festival Downtown Gainesville at 6:00 PM
Stage performance at Plaza Center includes: Bhajans, Bharat-Natyam Dances, Dramas, vendors and more, followed by a Feast.
Gaura Purnima Day
Saturday - March 6
Includes: Abhiseka of Gaura- Nitai Deities, Agnihotra & Bhajans, Children's Dance & Drama by Preschool & NRR School, followed by Dance & Drama "The Glories of Sri Panca-tattva". In the evening there will be a Holi Festival & Bonfire as well as Feast Prasadam. There will be a Children's Carnival Tent 1 PM - 4 PM including face painting, puppet shows, balloons, etc.
Jaganatha Misra's Festival
Sunday - March 7th
Talent Show (contact Caitanya dasi 418-8260 to be in the show by March 1st) and Feast Prasadam
ISKCON of Alachua
PO Box 819 Alachua, FL 32616
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