Toronto's Hare Krishna Temple

Toronto's Hare Krishna Centre (ISKCON Toronto), has always been the hub of a rich, vibrant and enthusiastic community. Whether it be grand festivals, programs at local universities and yoga studios, philosophical discussions, cooking sessions, or singing and dancing on the streets, there are events taking place for everyone's interest.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Festival of India (Ratha-Yatra) this Weekend!

12:49:00 PM By Vijay Teli , No comments

The 38th Annual Festival of India (Ratha-Yatra) is almost here! Please visit for more information. Some of the Highlights of the festival are summarized below:

Toronto's 38th Annual Festival of India launches with a spectacular parade on July 17th at 11:00am which will cruise down Yonge Street, beginning at Yonge & Bloor and make its way down to the lake. During the parade, three, intricately detailed, 40-foot tall floats will be hand-pulled by participants amidst energetic singing, drumming, and dancing, creating a wondrous, carnival-like atmosphere.

After the colourful parade down Yonge Street, Festival of India celebrations continue for the remainder of the weekend at Centre Island. At Centre Island, all festival-goers will be treated to a sumptuous and FREE vegetarian feast! The island's festivities will also feature a massive outdoor tented pavilion, host to a free and varied assortment of family-friendly activities and events. The festival is free and open to everyone!

The Festival of India is proud to present a lineup of new and award-winning performances that portray the depth and the passion of ancient India's devotional traditions. From enrapturing dance performances to dramas depicting thrilling stories from ancient scripture, the Arts & Culture stage program presented at the Festival of India will surely be a treat for one and all.