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4th Annual Festival of India at Heritage Port

Heritage Port, Wheeling, WV 26003

13 Jul, 2019
13 Jul, 2019

On Saturday 13th Jul 2019 at 2:00 PM
Experience the Festival of India for the fourth year at Heritage Port!
festival, also known as Ratha Yatra or Festival of the Chariots has
been observed annually in the city of Jagannath Puri in Orissa, India
for over 3,000 years, making it the world’s longest-running street
festival. The giant chariot carries Lord Jagannath – in Sanskrit, jagat
means the universe, and nath means Lord.
Since the late 1960s,
this festival has been celebrated in many global city centers including
New York’s Fifth Avenue and London’s Piccadilly Circus, and promises to
bring a vibrant celebration of South Asian spiritual heritage and
culture to Heritage Port.
The event starts in the park at 2pm a
variety of educational exhibits featuring India and its wide range of
rich culture. Face painting, mehndi (henna tattoo), Yoga in the Park,
Ayurveda Health and Cooking demos every hour!
Ask a Monk ,Write Your Name in Sanskrit,Try-a-Sari or Turban
other activites will be happening simultaniously through out the day.
Treat yourself to the mouth-watering authentic Indian cuisine offered at
the food booths.
The Parade procession starts at 5pm,
Participants will pull the large, colorful chariot along the streets of
historical Wheeling, accompanied by the singing of ancient Sanskrit
mantras and the sounds of traditional musical instruments.
Register online for free!

On Saturday 13th Jul 2019 at 2:00 PM

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