Bringing Krishna Culture Festivals to a City Near You

Submitted by madhuha on Wed, 08/20/2008 - 00:02

Philadelphia Ratha Yatra 2008

Date: September 13, 2008 (11 AM - 7 PM)

Ratha Yatra Location: Love Park, Philadelphia PA

Festival of India Location:
Eakin's Oval, Philadelphia Art Museum,
2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130-2302


The Parade of Chariots will begin at 12 noon near Love Park in Center City Philadelphia at 15th and JFK Boulevard. 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.
• Ecstatic Kirtan and Bhajans by Gauravani Dasa, Vishvambara Dasa, Radha Gopinatha Dasa, Kishor, Jagai.
• Indian classical dance including Bharatnatyam and Oddissi by Vrnda Devi, Komala Kumari and Ganga Sheth
• Eastern Folk/Rock by Mangalananda Dasa
• Mantra Meditation and Yoga
• Inspirational Spiritual Discourses
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.


Thank you,

Your humble Servant

Ramacharan Dasa