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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…

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…

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