Festival of Chariots

ISKCON Durban Welcomes Thousands to its 36th Annual Festival of Chariots

By ISKCON News  - 23.4 2024

ISKCON Durban held its 36th annual Festival of Chariots, or Ratha Yatra Festival, over the Easter weekend in Durban, South Africa. Thousands joined the colorful multi-day celebrations which reflects the diversity of the region’s rich diversity.  Held at Durban’s north beachfront, the procession, festival-goers were treated to kirtans, prasadam, book tables, dance and cultural presentations, mantra meditation, spiritual discussions, and more. Short workshops and seminars were also held, along with many family-friendly activities, including fireworks, a drama by Bhaktimarga Swami entitled, “The Age of Kali,” photo booths, and face-painting.

To learn many more details about the Durban Festival of Chariots, visit their  . To follow the ongoing service by ISKCON Durban please visit their website, Facebook page and Instagram. Indradyumna Swami’s team has produced a beautiful summary video of the event here.