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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…

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…

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