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Festival of the Chariots Benefit Gig featuring

NURSERY CRYMES

THE TECTONICS

THE LOFIRES

KING MODO

Festival of the Chariots (Rathayatra) is a huge festival for Lord Krishna and His devotees. An extraordinary chariot festival that originates in Jagannatha Puri on the east coast of India and dates back over 2,000 years.

Everyone chants the Hare Krishna maha-mantra and dances in ecstacy as Krishna in His most merciful form of Jagannatha is pulled along on a huge wooden cart.

In Puri, there are three carts (chariots), one for each of the Deities of Jagannatha, Subhadra, and Balarama. In Dublin, Sri Sri Jaganath Baladeva Subhadra share a single cart.

Jaganath is a name for Krishna meaning Lord of the Universe. Balarama is Krishna’s brother and Subhadra, His sister. The English loanword juggernaut in the sense of “a huge wagon carrying Lord Jaganath” is inspired by the Rathayatra festival.

At the end of the procession, there is a big gathering of devotees with feasting, stalls and spiritual entertainment.

On Wednesday August 8th, we’re holding a benefit gig for the 2012 Rathayatra festival in Dublin. More details to follow…

So, we hope to see you at the benefit gig and make sure to come to Sri Sri Jaganth, Baladeva and Subhadra’s Rathayatra festival in Dublin this September.

Jaya Jaganath, Baladeva, Subhadra!!

WATCH

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TICKETS

€10 available online from WAV Tickets [Lo-Call 1890 200 078] (50c per ticket service charge applies on phone or creditcard bookings from WaV).

AFTER THE GIG

Whelan’s Indie/Electro Club w/ Late Bar from 10:30pm til late (FREE ENTRY).

  • Whelan's, 25 Wexford St.
  • Doors: 8.30pm
  • Tickets: €10