Chakra Announcements

Ratha Yatra Parade in Philadelphia

by Ramacharan Dasa, ISKCON Philadelphia

Posted September 19, 2006

You Are Invited Ratha Yatra Parade & Festival Of India
An Event for the Entire Family
Saturday, September 23, 2006 (12 Noon - 7:30 PM)
Philadelphia, PA

  • Pyramid Yoga Center
  • Spanish Corner
  • Books On Yoga & Meditation
  • Questions & Answers
  • Folk Dance & Live Music
  • Spiritual Fashions
  • The Science of Self Realization
  • Children's Theater
  • Gift Shop

The parade 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 Art Museum where the Festival of India will be held. Included in the parade will be a Large Garbha dance Ensemble, mounted horsemen and women, lila characters in costume, kirtan chanters and dancers, loving devotees pulling the huge chariot of Lord Jagannatha, Baladeva, Lady Subhadra and Srila Prabhupada. There will also be a children's chariot.

The festival of India will begin at 1 PM at Eakings Oval in front of the Art Museum. It will include a free vegetarian feast, devotional and contemporary musical performances, Bharat Natyam dance perfomances, drama, booths recounting the philosophy of reincarnation, Bhagavad-Gita, Yoga, the Hare Krishna Movement, Indian clothing, food, and cultural gifts. It will last until 7:30 pm.

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

To volunteer or donations or any other information Please call Toll Free: 1-800-381-8466 or visit us on the web at WWW.PHILLYRATHAYATRA.COM

Temple Information

41 West Allens Lane, Philadelphia PA 19119


Phone: 215-247-4825/ 215-247-4601

Parking: Parking will be available in the parking lot in front of the Art Museum.

Direction to Ratha Yatra Parade

From South Jersey, Delaware, Washington
Take I-95 North. Exit onto I-676 West. Follow directions from I-676 (see below).

From NY, North Jersey
Take NJTP to Exit 4 (Route 73). Go one mile on Route 73 North and take the exit for Route 38 West. Take 38 West towards Philadelphia to route 30 West (follow signs for the Benjamin Franklin Bridge). Go over the bridge and follow the signs for I-676 West. Follow directions from I-676 (see below).

From I-676 (Vine Street Expressway)
Take I-676 . Take Broad Street/Central Philadelphia exit onto N 15th St. Parade will start from *15th street and JFK Boulevard near Love park

From Harrisburg Valley Forge, King of Prussia
Take PA Turnpike/I-76 East to Philadelphia. Merge on to I-676 E/ US-30E. Take Broad Street/Central Philadelphia exit onto N 15th St.

Thank you.

Your humble servant,
Ramacharan Dasa