SRI SRI RADHA GOVIND TEMPLE, ISKCON INDORE


Jhulana Yatra

 

Jhulana-yatra is a festival to celebrate Radha Krishna’s pastime of swinging on a golden swing every day until Balarama-purnima.

At Indore, Sri Sri Radha Govinda are decorated nicely and seated on a swing. All devotees wait patiently in a queue to swing Their Lordships. The swing (jhulana) is beautified with splendid flower decorations, colorful beads, etc. A special flower rope is used to pull the swing. An arotik is performed after Sri Sri Radha Govind are seated on the swing, and devotees bring a variety of bhoga to please Their Lordships. Kirtana and bhajans go on for almost two hours, and many visitors join in to pull Their Lordship’s swing.