Aug 072012

The Lord of the universe came out onto the streets to bestow His mercy on anyone and everyone during His annual chariot festival in Los Angeles. The wonderful pageant spiritualized the atmosphere and satisfied everyone’s senses with transcendental delights.

“In the Brahmanda Purana it is said, ‘A person who sees the Lord’s Ratha-yatra car festival and then stands up to receive the Lord can purge all kinds of sinful results from his body.’

“A similar statement is there in the Bhavisya Purana, in which it is said, ‘Even if born of a lowly family, a person who follows the Ratha-yatra car when the Deities pass in front or from behind will surely be elevated to the position of achieving equal opulence with Visnu.’ ” (The Nectar of Devotion, Chapter 9)