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The Festival of India, presented by Toronto’s famous Hare Krishna Centre, has its roots in ancient India and is coming to Toronto. Close to 40,000 people participate every year in this two-day festival which provides a feast for the mind, body and soul. Weekend festivities kick off with a parade with 40-foot tall floats, singing, drumming and dancing. This year's parade on Saturday runs down Yonge Street, beginning at Bloor at 11am, and continuing south to Queens Quay.
After the parade down Yonge Street, celebrations continue on Centre Island about noon with the free vegetarian feast. The festival also features an art and culture showcase, dramas, a South Asian Bazaar, exhibits, a children's area, and much more, ending about 9pm.
Accompanying the festival is the YOGA MELTDOWN on Sunday from 12noon until 5pm: a free outdoor yoga celebration with classes, vegetarian cooking demos, mantra meditation circles and performances.
Toronto Centre Island Ferry Info:
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
FESTIVAL OF INDIA
On July 17 and 18, come join us and experience the 38th Annual Festival of India (also known as Ratha-Yatra) in the heart of downtown Toronto. This unique festival launches off with a dynamic, high-energy parade down world-famous Yonge Street on Saturday (beginning at Bloor and continuing south to Queens Quay). The celebrations then shift over to Centre Island for two more days of festivities, expected to draw close to 40,000 people.
The festival is open to the public and is free for everyone. This year's events and attractions include an award-winning arts and culture show, Yoga Meltdown—an outdoor yoga festival, a free vegetarian feast, a South Asian Bazaar, and much, much more.
On Sunday July 18, 2010, we are inviting Toronto’s yoga community, from the simply-curious to the seasoned veterans, to come experience a new yoga revolution that has never been seen before.
The picturesque, serene beauty of Centre Island with its lush parks and cool breezes from the lake will form the backdrop for a feast for the senses. Yoga Meltdown will present attendees with a chance to unwind, rejuvenate and invigorate themselves.
- Saturday Parade: begins at Yonge and Asquith, north of Yonge and Bloor near the Toronto Reference Library. The closest TTC subway station is Yonge/Bloor station.
- Centre Island: festivities on the island are accessible by the Toronto Ferry Docks, located at Bay and Queens Quay. By TTC, take 509 or 510 streetcar from Union station to the ferry docks.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omXZoz3rcSw (2009: Kirtan Tent)
Thursday July 15 & Friday July 16 @ 10am - 10pm:
2 days of 12 hour kirtan:
Pre-Ratha-Yatra Kirtan Festival with Madhava das and Gopal das!
Festival Of India!!
Hare Krishna Centre 243 Avenue Road, Toronto at Roxborough
Join us for two 12 hour days of blissful kirtan in New Remuna Dham (Hare Krishna Centre),
Experience ecstatic and sweet kirtan leading up to North America’s biggest Ratha Yatra!
July 15th - 10:00am - 10:00pm
July 16th - 10:00am - 10:00pm including a Maha Harinama thru downtown Toronto!
Madhava das is quite famous in the European kirtan scene with his band Gaura Prem
and Gopal das is part of a 24 hour kirtan group on Vrndavana, India!
And the kirtan bliss continues at the Toronto Ratha-Yatra (July 17th and 18th)
with a rockin' Parade kirtan, Spiritually chaotic kirtan in the Toronto Tunnel,
kirtan on the ferry ride to Centre Island and non-stop kirtan at the Festival site!!!!