ISKCON Brno - Prabhupada Bhavan
ISKCON Brno – Prabhupada Bhavan where Sri Sri Gaura Nitai are the presiding deities. Prabhupada Bhavan literally means “house of Srila Prabhupada”. The name “Prabhupada Bhavana” represents the desire of members of the Centre who look forward to serve Srila Prabhupada by following in his footsteps and spreading his message.
The first Ratha Yatra in the Czech Republic was held in Brno on September 27 2011. Brno in southeast Czech is the second-largest city in the country and has over 380,000 inhabitants. With perfect weather through out day the parade lasted three hours. Krishna-kripa Dasa was there.
"I chanted, danced, and distributed flyers", Krishna-kripa Dasa said, "I was so happy to see the large percentage of people who took the invitations."
"The cooperative mood among the devotees, who numbered maybe fifty or so, impressed me very much," Krishna-kripa said. "Some sang, danced, pulled the cart, carried the sound system, and many distributed flyers, prasadam, and Srila Prabhupada’s books. On a few occasions, where we had a large crowd, the devotees addressed the crowd, explaining about the festival and inviting them to the program in the park."
"There were lots of young people in the crowd," Krishna-kripa said. "Lots of onlookers took invitations for both the stage show after the parade and the devotees’ weekly gatherings. "Many people in the crowds took photographs of the parade." At the end of a three-hour ratha yatra, the festival continued with a stage show in the park. There was Bharat Natyam dancing, bhajanas and a feast afterwards with prasadam distributed to all. The Hare Krishna movement became the first religious organisation to be registered in the Czech republic.
Web site: http://www.prabhupadbhavan.cz