Bringing Krishna Culture Festivals to a City Near You

New York 5th Avenue Ratha-Yatra 2021! FOI?

Submitted by madhuha on Fri, 04/30/2021 - 09:47


Yes, we've heard from devotees in New York that the annual Ratha-Yatra on 5th Avenue WILL go on this year!
We've also been informed the devotees are actively negotiating with authorities in New York City to get permission to use Washington Square Park for the Hare Krishna Festival of India.
Other than a few times we were moved to Central Park, the Festival of India has been doing this New York Festival in this same Washington Square Park since 1979.
This year, due to Pandemic related restrictions, we may not be able to do the festival.
Festival of India's crew of enthusiastic men are ready to go, we're just waiting to hear from devotees in NY, that they've secured permits.
As you'll read in the below flyer, the devotees in New York--being totally dedicated to Mahaprabhu's and Srila Prabhupada's Sankirtan Mission, are continuing to do Harinam Sankirtan. There will be 3 full days, June 11 through the 13th, of Harinam Sankirtan--ecstatic chanting of the Maha-mantra: Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare. Please come and join the Sankirtan. Hare Krishna!

2021 Hare Krishna Festival of India Tour Schedule

Submitted by madhuha on Fri, 08/21/2020 - 18:34

All Festival of India's 2020 confirmed scheduled programs after the March 8, 2020 Gaura Purnima and Ratha-Yatra in Prabhupada Village/Sandy Ridge, North Carolina were cancelled due to the corona virus pandemic shut downs. Hare Krishna.

We're all praying that we'll be back on the road this year, 2021. Most of the Hare Krishna Temples in North America have already invited Festival of India to their cities for their annual Ratha-Yatra and Hare Krishna Festival in 2021--however, they are all dependent on the city authorities issuing permits for festivals.

Krishna-willing, here's what Festival of India's 2021 Tour Schedule is--as of today, May 14th, 2021--The FOI tour looks like this, see below. Ratha-Yatra Parade on 5th Avenue going south to Washington Square Park (in New York City on Saturday June 12th) where the Festival of India will be setup--so far, that's the only confirmed program for this year. Please inspire and encourage the devotees in your city to start doing their festivals again soon! Be sure to check this site often, as we do expect some dates will change as festival organizers apply for permits. Hare Krishna!

February 27 & 28.....Pheonix, Az--CANCELLED
***March 28.....Prabhupada Village/Sandy Ridge, NC--Sri Gaura Purnima,Ratha-Yatra and FOI
May 1 & 2.....Potomac, Md--HoliDC--CANCELLED 
May 29, 30 and 31--Memorial Day Weekend--We are available for east coast programs
June 4, 5 & 6.....Atlanta, Ga--Ratha-Yatra, PaniHati and FOI
***June 12.....New York City--Ratha-Yatra and FOI 
*June 19.....Hartford, Ct--Ratha-Yatra and FOI
*June 26.....Boston, Ma--Ratha-Yatra and FOI
July 1.....Festival of India is available for east coast programs in Canada & the USA
July 3 & 4.....Festival of India is available for east coast programs in Canada & the USA
July 10 & 11.....Montreal, Quebec--Ratha-Yatra and FOI--CANCELLED as per city not granting permits
July 17 & 18.....Toronto, Ontario--CANCELLED as per city not granting permits
July 24.....Calgary, Alberta--Ratha-Yatra and FOI--CANCELLED as per city not granting permits
*August 1st.....Los Angeles, Ca--Ratha-Yatra and FOI
August 8.....San Francisco, Ca--Ratha-Yatra and FOI
August 14 & 15.....FOI is available in North Western USA and Western Canada
August 21 & 22.....Vancouver, BC--Ratha-Yatra and FOI
August 30.....Vancouver, BC--Sri Krishna Janmastami
August 31.....Vancouver--Srila Prabhupada's Vyasa-Puja festival
September 4, 5 & 6.....Seattle, Wa--Ratha-Yatra, Flavors of India, and FOI
September 10, 11, & 12.....Baltimore, Md--Ratha-Yatra and FOI
September 25.....Philadelphia, Pa--Ratha-Yatra and FOI

* Tentatively Confirmed--but permits have NOT yet been secured

*** Confirmed--permits have been secured

All the above dates are TENTATIVE until confirmed '***'. We hope to see you at a festival soon.  Hare Krishna.

Please contact Festival of India, at the below email address, or your local Hare Krishna temple to confirm festival dates before making your travel plans

For info on FLORIDA Ratha-Yatra Festivals please CLICK HERE

***Please contact us for information how to bring Festival of India to your city, email to: madhuhadasa@gmail.com

Festival of India--The latest Newsletter, and older issues as well!

Submitted by madhuha on Fri, 03/27/2020 - 10:51

In case you've missed any of Festival of India's newsletters, here on this page you can view all of them. Just click the date and newsletter you want to see. Hope to see you at a festival soon. Please chant Hare Krishna!

April 30th, 2020--Lord Narasimhadev Is Coming Please CLICK HERE

March 26, 2020--Corona Virus and Festivals of India Please CLICK HERE

Gaura Purnima, 2020--Please CLICK HERE

Charlotte Ratha-Yatra****CANCELLED

Submitted by madhuha on Thu, 03/12/2020 - 12:02

Charlotte St. Patrick’s Day parade, festival canceled for this weekend over coronavirus
From the https://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/business/article241138226.html

Inspired by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada
Founder Acarya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness

Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare
Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare

2020 Hare Krishna Festival of India Tour Schedule

Submitted by madhuha on Wed, 12/11/2019 - 11:53


*March 1.....Phoenix, Arizona--Ratha-Yatra and FOI*
*March 8.....Sandy Ridge, North Carolina--Gaura Purnima & Ratha-Yatra, Prabhupada Village*
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Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, and public gatherings being restricted, Ratha-Yatra parades & festivals, as well as all the university campus programs that were scheduled in North America have all been cancelled. Krishna-willing, we'll see you at a festival in 2021. Hare Krishna!
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* CONFIRMED

Please contact Festival of India, at the below email address, or your local Hare Krishna temple to confirm festival dates before making your travel plans

For info on FLORIDA Ratha-Yatra Festivals please CLICK HERE

***Please contact us for information how to bring Festival of India to your city, email to: