Rathayatra is celebrated by devotees of Lord Krishna all over the world after being introduced to the west in 1967 in San Franscisco by ISKCON Founder-acarya His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada and his first American disciples.
The smiling figures of Lord Jagannatha, Lady Subhadra and Lord Balarama ride on three, huge, wooden chariots. They are the focus of the festival.
Rathayatra is the International Society for Krishna Consciousness‘ biggest street festival. It features three huge, wooden chariots pulled by hand in a grand procession.
All the way through there is melodious singing, chanting and dancing to rhythmical drums and cymbals.
The procession ends with a stage show, a festival and delicious vegetarian prasadam feast.
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