Saturday, March 30, 2019
Klyde Warren Park, Dallas TX
11 AM - 6PM

Experience India’s vast cultural and spiritual heritage at Klyde Warren Park. Enjoy live music and dance performances, along with traditional eats, games, and activities for the entire family.
** FREE Admission **

A celebration of reuniting hearts and a magical family event for all.
Join in and celebrate one of India's ancient festivals.

The Festival of Joy – also celebrated as the Festival of Chariots, or Ratha Yatra – has its roots in ancient India and the bhakti tradition and is celebrated in major cities all across the world.

Krishna, a Sanskrit name for God, has been away from His childhood home since he became King. When his best friends decide to visit his kingdom, they see him in his fancy royal outfits and feel he is a stranger. In their longing, they pick up the ropes that yoke the horses to his grand chariot and affectionately force him to return home with them.

This festival is a chance for us to do the same – to reconnect and celebrate family and friends – while feeling that same joy.

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EVENT INFO

WHEN?

Saturday, March 30, 2019
11 AM - 6 PM

Ratha Yatra Parade begins
11 AM

WHERE?

Klyde Warren Park,
Dallas, TX

BOOTHS & ACTIVITIES

Family Fun | 12 PM - 6 PM

Have a day full of laughter and games for the entire family – Indian themed face-painting, arts and crafts & magic shows for children of all ages.

Yoga in the Park | 11 AM - 6 PM

Join some of Dallas’ leading yogis for yoga in the Park.

Eastern Philosophy & Meditation
11 AM - 6 PM

Harmonize the inner joy in your heart through the secrets of India’s philosophy and meditation practices.

Ayurveda Health | 12 PM - 6 PM

Learn more about this holistic approach to health that allows you to become a balanced, vital, happy person with the least amount of effort.

Taste of India | 11 AM - 6 PM

Taste the Festival of Joy in the delicious, authentically Indian foods prepared with love.

Experience India | 11 AM - 6 PM

Your passport to India – Transport yourself to India and Try-on-a-Sari and Turban, or create your own block-print, and have Mehndi (henna) designs drawn on your hand.

Free photo booths to remember all the fun.

Vedic Astrology | 11 AM - 6 PM

Understand the influence of the planets on your life and how to harness it for your happiness.

Individual consultations / readings for a donation.

ENTERTAINMENT

Rath Yatra Parade | 11 AM - 2 PM

Take part in a re-enactment of the centuries old procession that brought Krishna back home.

Live Music | 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Live performances incorporating
Musical acts include:
- Gaura Vani
- The Mayapuris
- Sangeet Millenium Ensemble
- Shanta Mishra

Dances & Performing Arts | 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Enjoy traditional folk & classical dances from all across India.

Performances by:
- The Temple Dancers
- Odissi by Krishnaveni Putrevu
- Bharatanatyam by Praveena Vajja
- Bharatanatyam by Krithika Balasubramaniam
- Folk Dance by Alaknanda Dance Foundation

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Festival of Joy Parade Route

  • Parade begins at Klyde Warren Park then proceeds southeast on
    N. Harwood towards Flora
  • Turns left on Flora and heads 6 blocks to Routh
  • Turns left on Routh towards Woodall Rodgers Freeway
  • Turns left on Woodall Rodgers Freeway
  • Turns left on Jack Evans towards Flora
  • Turns right on Flora towards N. Harwood
  • Turns right on N. Harwood back to Klyde Warren Park

Yoga in the Park Schedule

*Please note that some of the slots are 30 minutes and some are 60.

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM Yoga Stretch & Meditation with Sunnye Goldston
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Hatha Yoga with Shabnam Modjarrad
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM Vinyasa Flow with Ade Hazley
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM Yoga Story Time (Ages 3-6) with Melissa Hansen
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM Yoga Story Time (Ages 6-10) with Melissa Hansen
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Ashtanga Yoga with Dean Hollingsworth
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM Iyengar Yoga with Tatyana Wagner
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM Hatha Yoga with Yamuna Vilasini
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Ashtanga Yoga with Dean Hollingsworth
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Vinyasa Flow with Balaram Shakti

Topics / Discussion on Eastern Philosophy

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM What is Kirtan?
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM Why Vegetarianism
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM Open Q&A
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM Our Constitutional Position
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM Mantra Meditation
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM Reincarnation Demystified
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM What is Bhakti-yoga?
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM Open Q&A
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM Mantra Meditation
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM Open Q&A
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM Karma, Free Will & Destiny
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM Mantra Meditation
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM Chanting the Holy Name
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM Open Q&A

Ayurveda Health Schedule

12:00 PM - 12:15 PM Presentation: Ayurveda for Weight Loss
12: 15 PM - 12:45 PM Individual Consultations
12: 45 PM - 1:00 PM Presentation: Mindfulness & Conscious Living
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM Individual Consultations
1:30 PM - 1:45 PM Presentation: Spices that Heal
1:45 PM - 2:15 PM Practical Demo (Mix Vegetable & Lentil Stew with Spices)
2:15 PM - 2:45 PM Individual Consultations
2:45 PM - 3:00 PM Presentation: Cooking Using Sun Oven (Cheese Crackers / Pizza)
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM Practical Demo (How to make Indian flatbread)
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM Presentation: Ayurveda for Gut Issues
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM Individual Consultations
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM Presentation: The Amazing Benefits of Ayurvedic Ghee
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM Practical Demo (Ayurvedic Buttermilk Demo)
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM Presentation: Diet & Lifestyle for Your Ayurvedic Body Type

Festival of Joy Stage Entertainment Schedule

11:00 AM Odissi Dance by Krishnaveni Putrevu
12:00 PM Folk Dance by Alaknanda Dance Foundation
12:30 PM Bharatanatyam Dance by Krithika Shankarasubramaniam
1:00 PM Ragas and Bhajans (devotional hymns) by Shanta Misra
1:30 PM Odissi Dance by Krishnaveni Putrevu & the Natraj Odissi Kalamandir
2:00 PM Bharatanatyam Dance by Praveena Vajja
2:15 PM Remarks by H.H Giriraj Swami
2:30 PM Gaura Vani
3:30 PM The Mayapuris
4:20 PM The Temple Dancers (Ganga Sheth & Vrinda Sheth)
4:45 PM Amie Maciszewski & The Sangeet Millenium Ensemble