Festival of Chariots – Ratha Yatra
Saturday, August 31, 2019
Breakers Oceanfront Park
13 S. Atlantic Ave
Daytona Beach FL 32118
Labor Day Weekend Celebration!
12:30 – 1:30PM Lunch Prasadam
2PM – 4:30PM Chariot procession starts from Oceanfront Park and travels the beach
5PM – 7PM Culture Program at Oceanfront Park
We will have special guest Haribhakti Dey has taken devotional Indian classical music to the world stage with his captivating ability to touch the hearts and souls of his listeners. He performs in sold-out concerts on continents around the globe!
Don’t miss this cultural parade, kirtan, world music, dance & free vegetarian feast.
Festival of Chariots is a captivating, beautiful parade and cultural celebration of Ancient India coming to Daytona Beach August 31st.
With a kaleidoscope of colour, sound and creativity, it shares a rich heritage from another world intended to uplift the consciousness of society, advocate cultural diversity and share a tradition of peace and love with others.
Local residents and tourists take home an unforgettable, exotic experience with a range of family-friendly activities, cultural arts, entertainment, dance, live music and a free vegetarian feast featuring Indian cuisine.
Festival of Chariots, also known as Ratha Yatra, is the world’s oldest known parade honouring India’s Bhakti yoga traditions. Bhakti yoga is the yoga of love and Festival of Chariots encourages everyone to come together and celebrate life, peace and well being. We seek to inspire goodness, beauty and service for each other while honouring our diverse spiritual faiths.
Ratha means chariot and Yatra means journey. This transcendental festival refers to the journey of pulling God into our hearts, as hundreds of singing, dancing and chanting festival-goers pull the giant, ornately decorated, 4000 pounds brightly coloured flowering chariot with 100 foot long ropes carrying the Lord Jagannatha, the Hindu Lord of the Universe, along a festive procession.
This is family fun, free event.