Jagannath Rath Yatra in Leicester England



The Jagannath Rath Yatra, the chariot festival of Lord Krishna, in Leicester in United Kingdom is the second biggest Ratha Yatra festival in Europe. The biggest Jagannath Rath Yatra festival in Europe is held in London city in Britain. In 2010, the chariot festival of Lord Krishna in Leicester is on August 1.

The festival is based on the famous Puri Jagannath Rath Yatra and is organized by ISKCON and Leicester City Council.

Jagannath Rath Yatra is held in several major cities in United States and Europe and you can find a program about the chariot festival of Lord Krishna here.

This year for the first time in the history of Leicester Jagannath Rath Yatra there will be three chariots taking place in festival. Earlier it was limited to one Rath or Chariot.

The Chariot Festival is followed by festivities with free vegetarian food, stage program, festive music, children's activities and fun for all the family.