Festival Of Chariots In Budapest, 24 June

  • 23 Jun 2017 12:00 PM
Festival Of Chariots In Budapest, 24 June
The Festival of Chariots is a traditional festival, originating in the ancient city of Puri in India. Today this festival is held in many major cities across the world just as New York, London, or Rome. The Festival of Chariots Budapest will be organised on Saturday, 24 June 2017. The procession will start from Vörösmarty square at 10am.

The festive procession is expected to arrive at the City Park at about 1pm, where a rich stage programme will be held, including Indian music and dance, drama, presentations, children’s productions, yoga presentations (hatha yoga, ashtanga yoga, acro-yoga), lectures on self-sustenance and self-assessment; whereas at the stalls one can get delightful pure vegetarian and vegan food. There will be a colourful Indian bazaar as well.

The festival celebrates an invitation to the Lord of the Universe, Jagannatha to enter our hearts. Therefore everyone is invited to bring presents for Jagannatha (vegan cakes, nuts and raisins, fruits and flowers) and to hand them over when the procession begins. These will be offered to Him on the chariot and will be distributed among the participants at the destination. Participation at the programme is free of charge and the experience unforgettable!

On the occasion of the Festival of Chariots (Ratha Yatra) we also celebrate the International Day of Yoga. The aim of the International Yoga Day is to raise awareness of healthy and conscious lifestyle among people. The Embassy of India organises the 3rd International Day of Yoga & 2nd Ganges-Danube Festival in Budapest on June 24th and Ratha Yatra is also a part of the all-day Festival.

During the festival at the City Park we can participate in a number of yoga programmes and can get a deeper understanding of the art and technique of yoga and mantra meditation.

Venue: City Park
1146 Budapest, Kós Károly sétány.

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