Sat, May 13|
ISKCON Parsippany (Baldwin Rd)
3rd Annual Parsippany Rath Yatra
Join us for this most festive occasion as we celebrate the 5,000 year-old tradition of Ratha Yatra, where we hold a parade and take the Lord of the Universe Lord Jagannatha onto the streets of Parsippany in His grand chariot.
Time & Location
May 13, 2023, 1:00 PM – 6:30 PM
ISKCON Parsippany (Baldwin Rd), 10 Baldwin Rd, Parsippany, NJ 07054, USA
About the event
The parade starts at noon from the Vrajdham Temple at 180 Littleton Road and goes through Parsippany culminating at the festival site - the new ISKCON Parsippany Temple on 10 Baldwin Road.
There will be a festival of India featuring a variety of stage performances as well as delicious feast items and other cultural exhibits at the festival site.
Ratha-yatra, or the Festival of Chariots, is a joyous event celebrated for thousands of years in the Indian holy city of Jagannatha Puri, and more recently by Hare Krishna devotees in cities around the world. Another name for Krishna, Jagannatha refers to the ecstatic form of the Lord with large eyes and rugged features who is carried on a gigantic chariot during this festival (and worshiped in an ancient temple at the center of Jagannath Puri.)