Snana Yatra – ISKON Los Angeles

Here with Garrett Tiebens and our dear friends Jorge Bueno, MaryAnne Morcos and Leon Gabrielian, celebrating “Snana Yatra” a bathing festival celebrated on the Purnima (full moon day) of the Hindu month of Jyeshtha. It is an important festival of the Jagannath devotees. This is the first occasion in the year as per the Hindu calendar, when the deities Jagannath, Balabhadra, Subhadra, Sudarshan.

Hundreds of people shared a complimentary Prasadam feast – a buffet of delicious and healthy vegetarian “Prashad” food that was lovingly prepared by devotees who sang and prayed as they prepared the food.

At the end of the celebration, Garrett volunteered to help with the clean-up after the festival and as a token of the devotees’ appreciation they surprised him with these beautiful garlands! They felt and smelled heavenly!!! They also introduced Garrett to the Director of ISKON Los Angeles- quite an honor!

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