The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), Belgaum, will organise a six-day programme, ‘Bhagavat Katha Festival', at Gandhi Bhavan on College Road here from April 24.
The programme will include pravachans from Srimad Bhagavatam, kirtans and dinner prasadam for all devotees.
To mark the beginning of the programme, a ‘palkhi' will be taken out, wherein idols of Radha and Krishna deities would be carried on a palanquin to the venue on Sunday evening.
The procession will commence from Sri Rama Mandir on Ramdev Galli at 3.30 p.m. and pass through Kirloskar Road, Dharamveer Sambhaji Chowk (Bogarves), and College Road before culminating at Gandhi Bhavan. Thousands of devotees will participate in this procession, comprising horses, bullock carts, women carrying decorative ‘kalashas', and much more.
The special features of the programme include katha recital by Tridandi Sanyasi Lokanath Swami; cultural programmes on all days after katha recitation; ‘go-seva' stalls with a range of unique products based on cow-dung and urine; and prasadam on all six days.