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Parade of Chariots (Ratha Yatra )

  • Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare
  • The power of God is with you at all times,through the activities of mind, senses, breathing, and emotions and is constantly doing all the work using you as a mere instrument.
  • Neither in this world nor elsewhere is there any happiness in store for him who always doubts.
  • The mind acts like an enemy for those who do not control it.

Philadelphia Ratha Yatra & Festival of India


Iskcon PhiladelphiaThe Philadelphia Ratha-Yatra Festival strives to bring all residents of the Philadelphia area together to remember, serve, and love the Supreme Personality of Godhead. To do this, this ancient festival will hold a parade of large colorful chariots pulled by the participants and accompanied by the chanting of the Holy Names of God and dancing in ecstasy. The parade will be followed by a cultural presentation with transcendental music, discussion, drama, and a vegetarian feast.

This year, 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.

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Festival Highlights

  • Devotional Bhajans & Kirtan by HG Gauravani & team.
  • Yoga of Comedy by HG Yadunatha Prabhu
  • Magic show by Dattatreya Yogesvara Das
  • Indian Classical Group Dance by Viji Rao and team.
  • Workshops in the workshop tents
  • Mantra meditation & Kirtan Yoga
  • Improvisational comedy
  • Interactional Bhagavad Gita

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