2017 Ukraine Bhakti Saṅgam Festival


3 September – 9 September
3 September at 12:00 to 9 September at 12:00 EDT
Resort Lotos, Koblevo near Odessa

Dear Devotees and Friends of Kṛṣṇa,

Last year a delegation of devotees from the Swiss yātrā experienced much transcendental happiness at the Ukraine Bhakti Saṅgam Festival with its thousands of joyful devotees and amazingly blissful kirtans.

Time flies, and planning is almost complete for the 2017 edition of this magnificent event which will take place at Resort Lotus in Koblevo near Odessa on the shores of the Black Sea.

The Ukraine Bhakti Saṅgam Festival is an annual outpouring of devotion by more than 5,000 Ukrainian devotees led by H.H. Nirañjana Swami and attended by many of ISKCON’s senior devotees, including initiating gurus, sannyāsis and Prabhupāda disciples. There is still no festival fee!

International guests attending the Ukraine Bhakti Saṅgam Festival in previous years included:

• H.H. Nirañjana Mahārāja
• H.H. Indradyumna Mahārāja
• H.H. Śivarama Mahārāja
• H.H. Bhakti Bhṛṅga Govinda Mahārāja
• H.H. Devāmṛta Mahārāja
• H.H. Candramauli Mahārāja
• H.H. Bhakti Vaibhava Mahārāja
• H.H. Prahladānanda Mahārāja
• H.G. Hari Sauri Prabhu
• H.G. Bada Hari Prabhu
• H.G. Havi Prabhu
• H.G. Mādhava Prabhu
• H.G. Sarvātma Prabhu
• H.G. Madhavānanda Prabhu
• myself

This year another delegation of devotees from Switzerland will attend the Ukraine Bhakti Saṅgam Festival.

As of Saturday, July 8, a round-trip airfare from Zürich to Odessa costs CHF 276,– if booked on Ukraine International Airlines. Upon our arrival at Odessa International Airport on Sept. 3, 2017, a minivan will transfer festivalgoers from Switzerland directly to the Festival Site (reverse arrangement for our return on Sept. 9, 2017). The cost for a round-trip transfer (1’10” drive each way) is expected to be around CHF 30,– per person, but prices may change.

Regarding accommodations, they wiill be comfortable and better than last year at Lake Svityaz. Cost: $10 per day.

As for prasādam, it will be abundant, delicious, served with love, and free of charge, as always.

If you are interested in attending the 2017 Ukraine Bhakti Saṅgam Festival, please click on ”Interested” or send an e-mail to krishnafestival@icloud.com. Places are limited so once we hear from you, we will check availability and reply back to you.

We look forward to hearing from you and hope that you’ll be able to find time at summer’s end to experience this ecstatic assembly of Vaiṣṇavas chanting the Holy Names.

Jaya Śrī Śrī Gaura Nitāi and Lord Jagannātha!

Your servant always,
Guru Gaurāṅga dasa

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