Sri Jagannatha Ratha Yatra - Sunday, August 19, 11:30 am

Please join us for a wonderful festival of Sri Jagannatha Ratha yatra on Sunday, Aug 19, starting at 11:30 am at  1 Cambria St (intersection of Boylston St and Mass Ave.)  (please see the map).

Special Guests :  HH Candramauli Swami and HH Chandrashekhar Swami

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.

Boston chapter of International Society of Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) located on 72 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA had been celebrating this festival for three decades now. 

On Aug 19th a large chariot carrying the deities will make its way down Boylston Street, starting from Massachusetts Avenue and culminating at the Boston Common Park, where a cultural festival near Park Street T station 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 New England.
 

Tentative Schedule: this is subjected to change, please revisit late July for complete schedule

11:30-2:00 pm Ratha Yatra Parade from 1 Cambria St (intersection of Boylston St and Mass Ave.) to Boston Common Park
02:00-2:15 pm Jagannatha arrival kirtan
02:15-2:45 pm Beginning kirtan
02:45-2:55 pm Band performance
02:55-3:25 pm Significance of Ratha Yatra 
03:25-4:10 pm Kids performance
04:10-4:20 pm Acknowledgements
04:20-4:45 pm Odissi dance
04:45-5:50 pm Kirtan
05:50-6:00 pm Closing words 

Delicious food will be served from 2 pm onwards.

Sponsorship Opportunities:

Feast - $1008.00
Flower Decorations - $501.00
Cart Decorations - $501.00

(partial or any small donation is acceptable)

 

Parking Information :  ISKCON offers discounted parking rates at the following parking garages

  • Boston Common Garage: $10

Please pick up validation tickets at Guest Reception Tent.

 

For any queries/information : Vanamali Pandit Dasa:  857-445-1112  or [email protected]

For Seva/Volunteer:  Surya Prabhu : 504-390-3060  or  [email protected]

 

Pleasee see last year promotional video

https://youtu.be/V94NlUo0xnk

 

Previous Ratha Yatra Festivals - 2017 (video playlist), 1998 (photo album)