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Cool yet comfy... A rare occasion in San Francisco--2014 Ratha-yatra and Festival of India

Text submitted by Phani Bhusana Prabhu, Photos by Prahladalada

On the morning of Saturday August 23, Festival Of India's mini-motorcade managed the hills of San Francisco to arrive in a timely fashion for setting up the Sharon Meadows Hare Krishna Circus in Golden Gate Park--The same Park where Srila Prabhupada sat chanting the Hare Krishna Mantra on Hippie Hill 48 years ago. Hare Krishna.

Janmastami in Vancouver 2014

Text from Phani Bhusan Prabhu, Photos from Prahladalada

The day after Vancouver Ratha-yatra/Festival Of India the crew set to the task of reassembling all plus more of the equipment that had been used at the Second Beach Festival site. This time for Lord Sri Krishna's advent celebration-Janmastami. Hare Krishna.

Sri Gaura Nitai; Sri Sri Radha Madan Mohan; and Sri Jagannatha Baladev and Subhadra

Vancouver, British Columbia

Text from Phani Bhusan Prabhu, photos from Prahlada and Nitai Chandra Prabhus…

Venice Beach

Text from Phani Bhusan Prabhu; Photos from Prahladalada Prabhu
As Los Angeles Would have it…

Edmonton, Alberta

Text submitted by Madhuha dasa, Photos from Prahladalada and madhuha dasa

We arrived in Edmonton about 8:30 pm Sunday Evening, Sudama Prabhu, one of the resident pujaris, prepared some first class kitre for the hungry crew.

Calgary


Text submitted by Krishna Caitanya Prabhu from Vancouver, and Nrsingha Prabhu from New Talavan, Photos from Prahlada....

On to Thunder Bay--Ontario/Blog

Text submitted by Phani Bhusan Prabhu; Photos submitted by Prahlada Prabhu

A chill north wind intersected with the path of Festival Of India on route to the Lake Superior side city of Thunder Bay. Early morning after two consecutive all-night highway bouts saw crew and assistants assemble a charming circular array if tents with the parks established stage on the open end.

Festival of India Returns to Toronto

Text submitted by Phani Bhusan Prabhu, Photos from Nitai-Chandra Prabhu and Prahlada Prabhu
Centre Island/Toronto, Ontario Festival Of India....
Arriving in Toronto, the all out efforts of Festival of India began Tuesday, Ekadasi day just after a quick stop and New Remuna dhama temple on Avenue Road between Roxborough and Macpherson.

Friday before Ratha-yatra, the temple conducted an ever increasing in-house 12 hour Hare Krishna kirtan. For the FOI crew, it was a must to attend and participate.

A week in Montreal....

Text submitted from Visvambar Browning, Photos from madhuha dasa
After the festival in Hartford, Conneticut we headed to Montreal for the beginning of the Canadian Ratha-yatra and Festivals Of India. We crossed the border with just the semi truck and the smaller truck, FOI's Ford F-350, stuffed with crew members. Crossing the border went swiftly with no problems and soon afterwards we arrived at the Montreal temple for a wonderful Sunday program.

Festival of India's First Visit to Hartford

Text submitted by Nrsimha Prabhu and Krsna Prema Palavan Prabhu, Photos submitted from Prahlada

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