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Celebrating the Birth of Lord Krishna

Celebrating the Birth of Lord Krishna

5000 years ago, Krishna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, appeared in Vrindavan, India. An occasion of great joy for His devotees, His birthday, Janmastami, was celebrated with opulence and gaiety.…

The Appearance of Lord Jagannatha

The Appearance of Lord Jagannatha

The King began to hear about an incarnation of Lord Visnu named Nila-madhava. He then became very inspired and sent different brahmanas to search for and inquire about Lord Nila-madhava.…

Ratha-yatra – An Ancient Festival Comes to the West

At the same time that Lord Jagannatha was being pulled through Jagannatha Puri in three giant carts with millions of pilgrims in attendance, Srila Prabhupada and his young friends would…

Elevation to Ecstasy

Elevation to Ecstasy

This Ratha Yatra festival has been going on for more than 2,000 years in the city of Jagannatha Puri. Jagannatha means "the universe," and natha means "the Lord." …

The Ratha-yatra festival in Downtown Chicago

The Ratha-yatra festival in Downtown Chicago

Ratha-yatra is an ancient festival glorifying Lord Jagannatha, the Supreme Lord of the universe. it is not an Indian or Hindu festival. It could just as easily be London's Trafalgar…

Traveling and Preaching with Radha Damodara

Everywhere we hold Krishna conscious festivals. People become inspired to join us. Soon we hope to see hundreds of buses bringing these blissful festivals to every town and village.…

Three Occasions for Transcendental Festivals

Three Occasions for Transcendental Festivals

Three festival days of special celebration for all devotees occur during August and September. Janmastami, Vyasa-puja of Srila Prabhupada and Radhastami.…

Hare Krishna Festival, Heidelberg, Germany

Hare Krishna Festival, Heidelberg, Germany

What is a Hare Krishna festival? It is a transcendental event organized for the pleasure of the Supreme Lord, Krishna. Just as in the material world a meeting or event…

The Festival of the Chariots

The Festival of the Chariots

Every summer in dozens of cities across the earth, Ratha-yatra—the Festival of the Chariots—blossoms like a multicolored lotus flower. Red, yellow, and green silk canopies tower above the chariots and…

Festivals of India Come West

Festivals of India Come West

The festival shows how Vedic concepts and the Vedic lifestyle are, ever relevant in guiding human society and in fulfilling man's quest for timeless knowledge. The festival is always "a…

Holy Rathayatra Festival in London

Holy Rathayatra Festival in London

The mammoth chariot lumbered down through the heart of London, while on all sides thousands chanted and danced in ecstasy. Piccadilly Circus overflowed with the masses who lined the streets…

Holy Rathayatra Festival in Tokyo

Holy Rathayatra Festival in Tokyo

In the tradition of Lord Caitanya, the Rathayatra Festival was celebrated by ISKCON devotees in Tokyo. The Supreme Lord Sri Krsna's realm is everywhere, and the chanting of the holy…

ISKCON’S Holy Rathayatra Festival

ISKCON’S Holy Rathayatra Festival

The potency of the yearly Rathayatra Festival is inconceivably great. As pictured here, thousands and thousands of people participated in the 1970 Rathayatra Festival, which was celebrated simultaneously in San…

Krsna Is The Original Cowboy

Krsna Is The Original Cowboy

We feel that we are as much a part of Texas as anybody else. In other words, we are the Texas Krsnas. We were out there marching in the parade…

Lord Caitanya Festival

Lord Caitanya Festival

Caitanya Mahaprabhu, the golden avatara, appeared on the streets Berkeley, California. Lord Caitanya, who is Krsna Himself, appeared just to please His devotees and to attract the minds of all…

Ratha-Yatra — A Festival of Spiritual Pleasure

Ratha-Yatra — A Festival of Spiritual Pleasure

This Ratha-yatra festival is very old—at least five thousand years old. Lord Krsna, along with His elder brother, Balarama, and His sister, Subhadra, once rode in a chariot from Dvaraka…

Lord Caitanya at Ratha-yatra Festival in Jagannatha Puri

Lord Caitanya at Ratha-yatra Festival in Jagannatha Puri

At the great chariot festival in the holy city of Jagannatha Puri, Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu danced in ecstasy before the chariot of Lord Jagannatha, revealing a most intimate pastime of…

Holy Rathayatra San Francisco 1969

Holy Rathayatra San Francisco 1969

Suddenly a frenzied storm of 10,000 young chanters startled San Francisco. A sea of people poured around the corner of Haight and Ashbury Streets in the dazzling noonday sun, completely…

Srila Prabhupada’s Rathayatra Lecture

Srila Prabhupada’s Rathayatra Lecture

My dear boys and girls, I thank you very much for joining us on this Rathayatra Ceremony. I am going to sing an Indian song and then I will explain…

San Francisco Rathayatra Festival 1969

San Francisco Rathayatra Festival 1969

On July 27th, 1969 in San Francisco the most powerful spiritual celebration the bay area has ever known, the Rathayatra Festival, took place. Words cannot describe the nectarean beauty of…

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