Annual Rathayatra Festival
Each year we organise a huge festival on Brighton Seafront known as 'Rathayatra'.
This year was September 18th 2021 Starting at 12.00
Rathayatra is a festival for Lord Krishna and His devotees. It's an extraordinary spiritual event that originates in Jagannatha Puri on the east coast of India and dates back over 2,000 years.
Everyone chants the Hare Krishna maha-mantra with musical instruments and drums along with dancing in ecstacy as Krishna in His most merciful form of Jagannatha is pulled along on a huge wooden cart. Click HERE for more info.
Our starting point was just East of the i360 on Brighton Seafront, finishing near the Peace Statue on Hove Promenade.
Post code for Sat Nav - BN1 2LN
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The usual schedule was as follows: Deities usually arrive at 11.00. Festival starts around Noon. Prasadam (Veggie/Vegan sanctified food) served approx 13.00. The procession starts around 14.00 going west along the seafront finishing at Hove lawns around 16.30 with more Prasadam!
Please see below for the joyous photos of this years wonderful festival.