Chakra Announcements

Philadelphia Ratha Yatra & Festival of India 2011

by ISKCON Philadelphia

Posted September 18, 2011

A Multicultural Family Festival
EMAIL: ParadeofChariots@GMAIL.COM

Date: Saturday, September 24th, 2011 (11 AM - 7 PM)

Ratha Yatra Location: Love Park (at the intersection of 16th & Ben Franklin Parkway), Philadelphia PA

Festival of India Location:
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Eakins Oval,
2600 Ben Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA 19130

Festival Highlights:

  • Devotional Bhajans & Live Kirtans by HG Badahari Prabhu, HG Amala Kirtan Prabu & team.
  • Yoga of Comedy by HG Yadunatha Prabhu
  • Drama by Nila Madhava & team
  • Indian Classical Group Dance by Viji Rao and team.
  • Chenda (Kerala Cultural Mrdanga) demonstration.
  • Indian Classical Odissi Dance by Shibani Patnaik
  • Multi-Media Presentation - Movie - Changing Bodies / Journey of the Soul
  • Spiritual Workshops & Seminars
  • Indian Classical Bharatnatyam Dance by Madhavi Devi
  • Mantra meditation & Kirtan Yoga
  • Improvisational comedy
  • Interactional Bhagavad Gita
  • Spiritual Fashions
  • Indian Clothing & jewellery
  • Vendor Stalls
  • Heena & Face Painting
  • Kid's Theater
  • Cultural Gift Shops
  • Transcendental Books

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.

For more information visit us at WWW.ParadeofChariots.COM or email- ParadeofChariots@GMAIL.COM

Temple Address:
41 W Allens Lane, Philadelphia PA 19119,
Phone- 215 247 4825 / 215 247 4600

Thank you.

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