Ratha-yātrā 2019

53rd Annual (2019) – Festival of the Chariots
July 7, 2019

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Welcome to the 53rd annual Festival of Chariots.  His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, organized the first Jagannātha Ratha-yātrā festival in 1967 in San Francisco.

Jagannātha means ‘Lord of the Universe’.  It is mentioned in the vedic literatures, rathe ca vamanam drstva punar janma na vidyate, “Simply by seeing the Lord on the chariot, one makes advancement for stopping the repetition of birth and death.”

Receive Lord Jagannātha’s Mercy! 

Ratha-yātrā Parade

Please join us in this wonderful spiritual festival of chariots and make your existence pure and sublime. You get to pull chariots, take part in a free feast, tour through exhibits, watch cultural performances, and make new friends. 

Wonderful opportunity to expose children to the Vedic culture, and get Lord Jagannātha’s blessings. They can watch exhibits explaining science of reincarnation, Bhagavad-Gita, dramas depicting pastimes of Lord Krishna, dances, and devotional songs and music.

Festival Site

Date: Sunday, July 7, 2019
Location: Golden Gate Park, San Francisco.  Click <link> for Google Map of the parade route.
Parade begins at 11 a.m. at Transverse Dr.  &  John F. Kennedy Dr.
Festival beings at 12 noon at Sharon Meadows by Children’s Park

Map Showing Parade Route and Festival Site

Free street parking available along Fulton Street, Transverse Drive, Stanyon Street, and on many streets inside the park. 
Paid parking outside the park:  ABC Parking, 801 Stanyan Street; and  Kezar Parking, 811 Stanyan Street.

This event is made possible by your generous donations and volunteer support.

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