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SF’s “Festival of the Chariots”

Gorgeous festival & parade through Golden Gate Park pulling giant chariots
By - posted 7/6/2019 No Comment

You are invited with family and friends to participate in this 53rd “Ratha Yatra” in San Francisco.

The “Festival of the Chariots,” known throughout India as the “Ratha Yatra” festival, has been performed for thousands of years in Puri, India, and today it is celebrated in all major cities throughout the world.

More than 3,000 people attend each year in San Francisco alone. There will be a free vegetarian feast.

The chariot festival of Lord Jagannatha (rathayatra), the Lord of the Universe, has been performed at the spiritual seaside resort of Puri, India for more than two thousand years.

This festival involves taking the deities of Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra, Goddess Subhadra on chariots. On this day, the deities come out of the temple to offer blessings to all living entities.

This festival is performed in a mood of love and devotion and invokes auspiciousness for universal peace, harmony, and good will for all.

52nd Annual Festival of the Chariots
Sunday, July 7, 2019 | 11 am to 4 pm
Golden Gate Park, San Francisco
– Parade begins at 11 am at Transverse Dr. & John F. Kennedy Dr.
– Festival beings at 12 noon at Sharon Meadows by Children’s Park
FREE – RSVP on Facebook


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