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Slough Rathayatra

September 17, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Sunday 17 September 2023 – Upton Court Park Walk

The Festival of Chariots, also known as ‘Ratha Yatra’ is an ancient tradition of procession that takes place around the world, originating in India. Filled with singing, dancing, colour, and spirituality, it is a joyous occasion for all that attend.

Free and with something for everyone – Fun for the family, philosophy for the spiritual-seeker, singing & dancing for the expressive soul, and a free delicious vegetarian meal for all the public.


– Procession will start from Upton Court Park Walk (SL3 7LU)  next to car park from 12pm
– Free Vegeterian feast will be served from 2pm to 3pm
– Various activities planned for kids like colouring, face painting etc
– Book, Beads, Mantra Meditation Stalls etc
– If you would like to help on the day or have any questions please contact Nikhil on 07424026686

Frequently asked questions

‘Ratha Yatra’ literally translates as ‘Chariot Festival’. It is an extraordinary festival that originates in Jagannatha Puri on the east coast of India and dates back over 2,000 years.

Krishna, in His most merciful form as Lord Jagannatha, is pulled along on a large wooden cart. Lord Jagannatha is present along with His brother, Baladeva and sister, Subhadra.

At the end of the procession, there is a big gathering of devotees with feasting, stalls and spiritual entertainment.

Lord Jagannatha, known as the Lord of the Universe, is a wooden form of Krishna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead.

Primarily the Hare Krishna Maha-Mantra will be sung:

Hare Krishna Hare Krishna
Krishna Krishna Hare Hare
Hare Rama Hare Rama
Rama Rama Hare Hare

The mantra is most commonly translated as, “O Lord, O Energy of the Lord, please engage me in Your service.” It was popularized in the sixteenth century by Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, and spread worldwide in the late twentieth century by Srila Prabhupada and his followers in the International Society for Krishna Consciousness.

Yes, this is free and open to everyone. Tell a friend, bring your family, or come on your own.


September 17, 2023
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Upton Court Park
Upton Court park
Slough, SL3 7LU
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