Chakra Announcements

Festival of India Tour North America

Posted June 10, 2004

Soon we will leave on the tenth annual Harinama Sankirtana Festival of India Ratha-yatra Tour, North America. For two months we will visit most Ratha-yatra festivals and many temples in between. We will help set up, perform at, and take down each festival.

At every temple we'll perform Krishna conscious plays and kirtana and practical devotional service (Gundica marjana maha clean-up, etc.). H.H. Bhaktimarga Swami will be traveling with us conducting the plays.

We'll also go on Harinamas, book distribution, and festival flyer distribution before each festival, plus adventure activities including camping, swimming, whitewater rafting, and japa walks / hikes in national parks.

You may have heard Gopal Bhatta Prabhu's presentation at the New Vrindavan festival about the tour, or read the recent cover story article in Back to Godhead.

Now is your chance to sign up for this spiritual adventure festival tour. The tour starts on June 24th, and continues through August 22nd. We will check our email while on the tour and you can join the tour at any of our festival locations. We can even pick you up along the way if we are passing through.

We are extending this invitation to all devotees in good standing, young and old (minimum age 16), to participate in the festival tour. All applications are subject to approval, and payment of a minimum donation to cover your costs. We all work some, pay some, and help out to make this tour a success. **

"The best summer of my life. No joke!" Sachi Sharma, age 16, USA

"Last summer's festival tour will be forever in my memory. I want to come again this year." Madhusudan Petterson, age 19, Germany

"The bus tour was more wonderful than I could have ever dreamt possible. I got so much inspiration from being more Krsna conscious, realizing it is not something I have to do, but want to do." Niscaitanya devi dasi, age 25, Sweden

If you or anyone you know is interested in participating in or helping with this summer festival tour, please email the organizers care of:

Or visit the festival tour website for full details and schedule:

Call (US) 386-418-3839 or email

** All applications are subject to approval, background checks, and recommendation letters from devotees in good standing. The organizers reserve the right to reject any applicant for any reason whatsoever, at their sole discretion. No visa sponsorships, sorry.