SRI JAGANNATHA RATHA YATRA – SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 02, 12:00 PM
Please join us for a wonderful festival of Sri Jagannatha Ratha yatra on Saturday, September 02, starting at 12:00 pm at City Island, 25 Station Rd, Harrisburg, PA 17101 (please see the map).Every year in the summer, one of the world’s largest and oldest festivals happens in India – the Ratha Yatra. A Sanskrit phrase, “Ratha Yatra” literally translates into English as “chariot procession.” As such,three richly decorated chariots, resembling temple structures, are pulled through the streets of the small coastal town of Puri in Eastern India.
Harrisburg chapter of International Society of Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) located at 6200 Bedford St, Harrisburg PA, 17111 has been celebrating this festival since 2009.
On September 2nd a large chariot carrying the deities will make its way at the City Island Harrisburg, where a cultural festival will follow.
The mood created will be no different to that in Puri India. The procession will be accompanied with an assortment of thunderous instruments, chanting, and dancing by Krishna devotees from all over Pennsylvania area.
Festival of Chariots/Rath Yatra procession 12PM-2PM
Free Vegetarian Feast: 2PM – 4PM
Festival of India (Stage performances and kirtan) 2PM – 5PM
Feast – $1008.00
Flower Decorations – $501.00
Cart Decorations – $501.00
(partial or any small donation is acceptable)
Parking Information : to be followed