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Lord Jagannatha’s Journey to the Sea

Lord Jagannatha’s Journey to the Sea

Today is the Jagannath Car Festival. There is great excitement in the San Francisco temple. A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami, affectionately known as Prabhupada, had given a lecture the night before, and…

Rathayatra Parade San Francisco 1969

Rathayatra Parade San Francisco 1969

Prabhupada emerged from a car which had cautiously nuzzled its way through the crowds up to the side of the great ratha car. Purple velvet steps were lowered onto the…

Rathayatra, London 1969 Photos

Rathayatra, London 1969 Photos

Children and grandmothers with tilok all wanting to pull the rope that will send dancing the grand Lord of the Universe. Then the conch is sounded and with the transcendental…

ISKCON Hawaii 1969

ISKCON Hawaii 1969

The Kam Day Parade is a yearly event commemorating the reign of the Hawaiian King Kamehameha. This parade is known to draw thousands, so we were naturally anxious to take…

Festival of the Chariots USA

Festival of the Chariots USA

The three towering chariots, their brightly colored silk canopies billowing, glide slowly down streets that on every other day of the year are reserved for a heavy traffic of cars,…

Here Comes Jagannatha

Here Comes Jagannatha

Here Comes Jagannatha, Jagganath Car Festival, Central Park, New York City New York, July 7, 1968. Black and White Photos.…

A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami & Allen Ginsberg

A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami & Allen Ginsberg

You have not had LSD, Allen? "I have had it." It is dependence, Allen. "It's like a car—a mental car—to resolve certain inner things." Krishna Consciousness resolves everything. Nothing else…

The Lord of the Universe Comes to Washington D.C.

The Lord of the Universe Comes to Washington D.C.

The first annual Ratha-yatra chariot festival in Washington, D.C. Hare Krsna devotees came from around the country and at the foot of the Washington Monument thousands of well-wishers, friends, and…

Sweet Waters Festival New Zealand 1982

Sweet Waters Festival New Zealand 1982

Pastureland next to the Waikato River (south of Auckland) was transformed into a tent-and-caravan metropolis. Seventy thousand young people were basking in perfect weather at the annual Sweetwaters Rock Festival—New…

Ratha-Yatra—A Festival for Everyone

Ratha-Yatra—A Festival for Everyone

For thousands of years devotees of Lord Krsna have journeyed to Jagannatha Puri in India to take part in the annual celebration called Ratha-yatra, "The Festival of the Chariots."…

New York City Festival Diary — Notes from the Editor

At Fifty-ninth Street and Fifth Avenue the chariots are waiting. Forty feet high with spires atop. I bow to the statue of Srila Prabhupada which sits on an elegant…

Why Krsna Comes To This World

Why Krsna Comes To This World

August 1973 at the Bhaktivedanta Manor, in the countryside near London. Several thousand guests (including the Indian High Commissioner) listen to His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada speak about…

The Chariots Roll Again

The Chariots Roll Again

We grabbed the chariot ropes and pulled Krsna, and He pulled us along with Him. Krsna's chariot rolled on and on, and the waves of chanting and feeling rolled in…

“Krishna Temple Is Labor of Love”

“Krishna Temple Is Labor of Love”

Something of a minor marvel is taking shape in the hills of Marshall County, where members of the Hare Krishna religious community have sacrificed over the past four years to…

The Rathayatra Festival’s Inspiration

The Rathayatra Festival’s Inspiration

His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada brought the ancient Indian Ratha-yatra, the Festival of the Chariots, to the West in 1967. That year Srila Prabhupada held the festival in…

Puri — City of Jagannatha

Puri — City of Jagannatha

The sacred city of Puri is one of India's most popular attractions for pilgrims and tourists. Situated on the shore of the Bay of Bengal, this city of 80,000 is…

The Sovereign Who Served the Lord

The Sovereign Who Served the Lord

About five hundred years ago, Orissa was ruled by King Prataparudra. He was a sincere devotee of Krishna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, and he worshiped Him in the form…

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