Yesterday afternoon on the seafront in Brighton 100s gathered for the Rathayatra festival. After finishing at Hove Lawns vegan/veggie food was handed out to people participating and to passers by.
“Each year we organise a huge festival on Brighton Seafront known as ‘Rathayatra’.
Rathayatra is a festival for Lord Krishna and His devotees. It’s an extraordinary spiritual event 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 with musical instruments and drums along with dancing in ecstacy as Krishna in His most merciful form of Jagannatha is pulled along on a huge wooden cart.”