Ratha-Yatra: Festival of India is fast approaching on July 12th- 13th, 2014! Festivities begin with a colorful parade down Yonge Street with three 40-foot tall floats hand-pulled by thousands of participants amidst drumming, chanting and dancing. The main festival continues for the remainder of the weekend, on the beautiful Centre Island (please visit www.festivalofindia.ca for more information on the festivities). We’re always committed to make our festivals better each year. Over 30,000 plates of free prasadam (sanctified vegetarian food) are distributed during this festival. In order to make this happen we need support from our community, every bit counts so please help us make this happen! Here are some of the ways you can help:
Sponsor the route:
The 3500m route from Yonge and Bloor down to the waterfront represent's Lord Jagannatha's (Krishna's) symbolic journey from Dwarka to Vrndavan. Help make this journey possible by sponsoring a portion of the route for $5/m.
Sponsor prasadam distribution:
Over 30,000 plates of free prasadam (sanctified vegetarian food) are distributed during this festival. This requires an immense amount of bhoga (ingredients) as well as supplies like plates and cutlery. Please contact Satyabhama devi dasi at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about prasadam related sponsorship.
Other Sponsorship/General donations:
You can also sponsor flowers, garlands, chariots and more! Some details can be found on flyer above, please contact Satyabhama devi dasi at email@example.com for more information. Of course general donations of any amount towards the festival are always accepted!