Festival of Chariots
Sunday, August 6, 2017 at 02:04PM
Fabian Lewkowicz

Harre Krishna's hand-pull three fully decorated, four-story chariots down Main Street Santa Monica during the 41st Annual Festival of Chariots on Sunday, Aug 6, 2017. The parade commenced at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium and traveled to Ocean Front Walk Plaza in Venice. The Festival of the Chariots featured free feast for thousands, free entertainment, exhibits and booths all bringing together the finest in Indian culture. The festival celebrates Lord Jagannatha, the Lord of the Universe, and is put on by the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON). The Festival of the Chariots is now performed in every country across the world and dates back 5 thousand years to Jagannatha Puri, India.

Article originally appeared on Santa Monica Close-up (http://SantaMonicaCloseup.squarespace.com/).
See website for complete article licensing information.