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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Krishna Festival 2009

Saturday was the annual Krishna festival. See my gallery of photos here. For complete information regarding the religious movement and its origins. see my 2007 article and photos here. Whether you are an adherent to Gaudiya Vaishnavism or a believer in Krishna or Vishnu, it is no matter - you can still enjoy this festival. The recruitment efforts by the members of the Krishna organization is extremely low key.
The pageantry is big here - colors, dress and chariots. There is also food and entertainment. The music and chanting reaches a fervor - members of the group becoming highly animated.
The event is part of the Festival of India North American tour - see their website here. In New York City, the chariot parade works its way down Fifth Avenue, terminating in Washington Square Park where a stage and the various booths are set up for the afternoon. It is a festival of color ...

7 comments:

tangobaby said...

How beautiful! So colorful and detailed.

Michelle Johnson said...

What a colorful festival. It looks like it was a nice gathering. Hope all is well.

Clueless in Boston said...

Very nice representative collage of the event. The women look so lovely in those beautifully colored saris(?).

Mary said...

This looks a lot better than last year. I got there too late. They were all cleaning up...women in saris doing gargage detail. (Of course, last year it rained throughout the whole day.)

Mary said...

Again, something I didn't know. Those chariots--Juggernauts indeed!
I had been under the impression that this festival represented a fringe element. Thanks for the link to the 2007 post.

Vivien said...

Brian, I often read and love your blog. This collage and your story make me feel Krishna Festival so interesting.

Vanessa said...

Every body is looking very good and colorful. Very beautiful post.