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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…

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…

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