Hare Krishna everyone. Please come and join us for a very special festival on Hove Lawns Promenade this Saturday, 18th September at Noon onwards. Its ‘Rathayatra’ where a special form of Krishna – Lord Jagannath – is pulled along on a huge colourful cart by devotees who chant and dance along the way. This is an ancient tradition that originated in Puri, Orissa India.
We will be serving vegetarian snacks, have a small book stall but most of all we will be chanting and dancing in the spiritual atmosphere!
The procession will meet at the Promenade on Hove Lawns (opposite the Queen Victoria statue on Grand Avenue) and will go up and down that part of the seafront.
Parking is always tricky in Brighton. You may have luck in the ‘King Alfred Leisure Centre’ car park, on street parking in Hove or in the Multistory car parks in the town centre and walk up to Hove Lawns. By train to Brighton, Hove lawns is about 20-30 min walk. From Hove station its about 15 mins.
For people coming from out of town by road – Sat Nav post code nearest is BN3 2LS (address of council offices office Hove Lawns). Also the road into Brighton is usually busy so you may want to follow the signs to Hove when you come in to the first roundabout in Brighton from the A23.
The festival will probably be over by 16.30 so don’t get there too late!
We hope to see you there. Jaya Jagannath! (Click HERE to find out more about the ancient Rathayatra Festival)