Chakra Announcements

Philadelphia Ratha Yatra & Festival of India 2009

by Ramacharan Dasa

Posted August 25, 2009


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 Mahara

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.

Temple Address:
41 W Allens Lane, Philadelphia PA 19119,
Phone- 215 247 4825 / 215 247 4601