Ratha Yatra 2020 has been Canceled due to COVID-19
We are sorry to inform you that we must cancel the Philadelphia Ratha Yatra Festival this year. We received notice that the City has canceled all public events requiring permits for the rest of 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We regret not being able to serve Lord Jagannatha, Lord Baladeva, and Srimati Subhadra devi along with Their devotees this year by giving Them a grand parade through downtown Philadelphia and flooding the streets with the chanting of the Holy Names of God, Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare.
Thank you for your continued support and participation and we look forward to having a wonderful festival in 2021.
The Ratha Yatra Team
Every year 4th Saturday in September, their Lordships Sri Sri Jagannath, Baladeva and Subhadra Devi grace the streets of Philadelphia in a Parade of Chariots beginning from Love Park and ending at Eakin’s Oval, in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Following the parade, a grand street festival is held at Eakin’s Oval, complete with music, workshops on yoga and meditation, dance performances, exhibits, gift shops, and a spectacular vegetarian and vegan feast. Thousands of Philadelphia residents attend this event every year.