Ratha Yatra Parade in Philadelphia
Posted September 19, 2006
An Event for the Entire Family
Saturday, September 23, 2006 (12 Noon - 7:30 PM)
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
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
From NY, North Jersey
From I-676 (Vine Street Expressway)
From Harrisburg Valley Forge, King of Prussia
Your humble servant,