- Help us pull a colorful juggernaut through town
- Live music & performances
- Kids activities
- Delicious meal on the house (present this flyer)
- and more
Parade starts at 11:30 from Kings George Square adelaide – edward – queens – creek – adelaide streets Festival at the Kings George square from 12:30 to 4PM
PARADE LEAVES KING GEORGE SQUARE AT 11:30 AM
FESTIVAL AT KING GEORGE SQUARE BRISBANE FROM 12:30 PM TO 4 PM
The chariot festival of Lord Jagannatha (the Lord of the Universe) originated 5,000 years ago in India on the East Coast of Orissa, in a city called Jagannath Puri.
This festival involves taking the deities of Lord Jagannath, Lord Baladeva and Lady Subhadra on hand-drawn chariots through the streets. On this day the deities come out of the temple to offer blessings to all living entities. This festival is performed in a mood of love and devotion and evokes auspiciousness, harmony and good will for all!
The Festival of Chariots was introduced to the west in 1967 by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, Founder of the International Society of Krishna Consciousness. This festival is now celebrated annually in major cities such as Moscow, New York, London, Rome, Berlin, Paris, Los Angeles, Toronto, Kuala Lumpur, Auckland, Johannesburg and many more!
The Festival of Chariots is organised by a dedicated group of volunteers who all belong to the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), also well known through their charity arm – The Hare Krishna Food for Life. A passionate and talented group of people, they have already had experience with other major festivals like the Golden Moon Festival in Forest Lake, Spring Flare in St Lucia and the Le Carnaval Spirituel travelling show.