Bringing Krishna Culture Festivals to a City Near You

2010 Hare Krishna Festival of India Schedule--updated October 22, 2010***New Orleans Festival Confirmed***

Submitted by madhuha on Tue, 12/01/2009 - 01:17
Tour Diary

March 29, 30 and 31----------University of Florida, Gainesville-------CONFIRMED
May 10 and 11----------University of Maryland, College Park-------CONFIRMED
May 28----------Alachua, Florida---Ratha-yatra and Visvambar Dasa/Vrinda devi dasi Vivaha Yajna-------CONFIRMED
June 6----------Jacksonville, Florida-------CONFIRMED
June 12----------New York City, New York-------CONFIRMED
June 18, 19 and 20----------Atlanta, Georgia---Panihati Cida-dahi Festival and Ratha Yatra-------CONFIRMED
June 26----------Baltimore, Maryland-------CONFIRMED
July 3 and 4----------Washington D.C.-------CONFIRMED
July 10 and 11----------Montreal, Quebec, Canada-------CONFIRMED
July 17 and 18----------Toronto, Ontario, Canada-------CONFIRMED
July 20----------Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada-------CONFIRMED
July 24----------Calgary, Alberta-------CONFIRMED
August 1----------Los Angeles, California-------CONFIRMED
August 8----------San Francisco, California-------CONFIRMED
August 14 and 15----------Vancouver, B.C.,-Ratha-yatra-------CONFIRMED
August 21----------Edmonton, Alberta, Canada-------CONFIRMED
September 1----------Vancouver, B.C., Canada Sri Krishna Janmastami-------CONFIRMED
September 2----------Vancouver, B.C., Srila Prabhupada’s Vyasa Puja-------CONFIRMED
September 4 or 5----------Lancaster, California (Please call 661-722-8256 for details)-------CONFIRMED
September 9-12----------Joshua Tree, Ca.--BhaktiFest-------CONFIRMED
September 18 and 19----------Boston, Massachusetts, Hemp Fest, Freedom Festival-------CONFIRMED
September 22 and 23----------University of Maryland, College Park-------CONFIRMED
September 25----------Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-------CONFIRMED
October 16----------Washington D.C.--Sri RAMA Vijayotsava-------CONFIRMED
November 20----------New Orleans, La.-------CONFIRMED

Please check back soon for changes and confirmations.

See you at a festival soon. Hare Krishna!

Philadelphia Ratha Yatra & Festival of India 2009

Submitted by madhuha on Mon, 08/24/2009 - 23:10
Tour Diary

Submitted by: Ramcharan Dasa


EMAIL: PhillyRathaYatra@GMAIL.COM

Date: September 12th, 2009 (11 AM - 7 PM)

Ratha Yatra Location: Love Park, Philadelphia PA
Festival of India Location: Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Ben Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA 19130

Festival Highlights:

* Devotional Bhajans & Kirtan by HG Badahari Prabhu
* Yoga of Comedy by HG Yadunatha Prabhu
* Indian Classical Bharatnatyam Dance by Gopika and Anjali
* Indian Classical Odissi Dance by Shibani Patnaik
* Multi-Media Presentation - Movie - Changing Bodies / Journey of the Soul
* Spiritual music for Children by Kaleidescope
* Workshops in the workshop tents
* Mantra meditation & Kirtan Yoga
* Improvisational comedy
* Interactional Bhagavad Gita
* Inspirational Spiritual Discourse By HG Ravindra Svarupa Maharaj

The Parade of Chariots will begin at 12 noon near Love Park in Center City Philadelphia at 16th and Ben Franklin Parkway. It will proceed from there down the Ben Franklin Parkway to Eakin's Oval in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Arts where the Festival of India will be held. Included in the parade will be a Large Garbha dance Ensemble, lila characters in costume, kirtan chanters and dancers, loving devotees pulling the huge chariot of Lord Jagannatha, Baladeva, Lady Subhadra and Srila Prabhupada.

The Festival of India will begin at 1 PM at Eakin's Oval in front of the Philadelphia Art Museum. It will include a free vegan and vegetarian feast, devotional and contemporary musical performances, Indian classical dance performances, drama, booths recounting the philosophy of reincarnation, Bhagavad-Gita, Yoga, the Hare Krishna
Movement, Indian clothing, Sumptuous Vegetarian Cuisine, cultural gifts, Children's activities, and overall family fun. It will last until 7:00 pm.

Please join us for this event and become part of the huge procession accompanying the chariots providing music,
tumultuous playing of drums, dancing and transcendental activities.

ISKCON Baltimore 2009 Rathayatra and Festival of India

Submitted by Sunanda on Thu, 04/23/2009 - 10:01
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This year marks the Seventh Annual Hare Krishna Rathayatra and Festival of India in Baltimore, Maryland, officially proclaimed Rathayatra Day by the Mayor of Baltimore. The event will take place on Saturday, May 30th at Baltimore’s famous Inner Harbor from 12 Noon till 7pm.

Each year thousands of plates of prasadam, sanctified food, are distributed for free, along with hundreds of pieces of literature explaining the Vedic philosophy and Krishna consciousness, to passersby. Hundreds of ISKCON devotees and congregation members from as far as New York, Philadelphia, Virginia and North Carolina also make the long journey to attend this ecstatic festival. Festival goers enjoy pulling the grand chariot of Lord Jagannatha, Baladeva and Subhadra for two hours to the sound of melodious kirtan as dancing devotees sway back and forth inside a crowd of jubilant onlookers. Representatives from State Senators’, the Governors’, Mayors’, Councilmen and Delegates’ offices present Citations of Appreciation followed by an afternoon of traditional devotional music, dance and drama. And the numerous and informative multi-colored Festival of India exhibits and displays further educate the newly introduced festival attendees.

For more information contact:

Shreyas Panchigar

Pradyumna das