By Svavasa dasa
New Dwaraka Temple President
The 31st Annual Festival of the Chariots will roll into Venice Beach on Sunday, August 5, 2007. The festival commences at 10:00 a.m. at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium and proceeds south on Main St., with three fully decorated, four-story chariots leading a colorful parade toward the Ocean Front Walk Plaza.
The Festival of the Chariots includes a free feast for thousands, free entertainment and exhibits and booths all bringing together the finest in Indian culture. The festival celebrates Lord Jagannatha, the Lord of the Universe, and is put on by the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON). The Festival of the Chariots is now performed in every country across the world and dates back thousands of years to Jagannatha Puri in India.
The Festival of the Chariots was first performed in Los Angeles in 1977 and is now in its 31st year.
Come and join us this year for a full day of bliss, prasadam, entertainment, and the chanting of the Holy Names of the Lord.
We look forward to seeing you there.