Sri Jagannatha Ratha Yatra
Ratha (chariot) Yatra (journey) is the "pulling of the carts" parade where many members of The Hare Krishna Movement pull three gigantic carts of Lord Krishna, His brother; Balarama and His sister; Subhadra Devi. This festival had its origins in Jagannatha Puri, India. Ever since 1967, however, ISKCON successfully transplanted the festival which now happens on an annual basis in places all over the world in over 100 cities including San Francisco, Dublin, London, Budapest, Melbourne, Montreal, Moscow, New York, Toronto, Antwerp, Kuala Lumpur, Los Angeles, Mexico, Jakarta, Bali and many others.
Visit the official website of the Sri Jagannatha Ratha Yatra festival jagannathineverytownandvillage.com.
Gita Jayanti is the birthday of Bhagavad-gita. It is celebrated on Moksada Ekadasi, 11th day of the waxing moon, usually in the months of November-December. The Gita was revealed to Arjuna by Sri Krishna Himself in the battlefield of Kuruksetra (in present day Haryana, India) a little over 5000 years ago. On this day, ISKCON in Indonesia actively displays the philosophy and culture of the Gita by the show of dance, drama, food, music and glorifications. Respected guests from the Hindu Parishad and the Government are invited to celebrate the Gita's appearance anniversary.
Visit the official website of the Gita Jayanti Nasional festival gitajayanti.or.id.
Sri Krishna Janmastami
Krishna Janmastami is the birth celebration of Lord Krishna. The advent of His appearance on Earth over 5,000 year ago is celebrated with great joy by the members of ISKCON as they fast till midnight, the time of the Lord's appearance. All day, they chant, dance and listen to the pastimes of the Lord. After midnight, the devotees feast. The day after Janmastami is the appearance day of ISKCON's founder-Acarya, His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada.