Festival of Chariots Music, Dance and Songs Parade Shopping and Henna Yoga and Mantra Meditation Vedic Culture and Arts Shows and Dramas Free Food Kids Activities Aarti and Worship Festival Ceremonies

Welcome to the Michigan Festival of Chariots / RathYatra

On Saturday, July 19th 2014 ISKCON Detroit will present their 29th annual Festival of the Chariots (RathYatra) parade down the major streets of Novi. The procession begins promptly at 11:00 am from the Novi Civic Center. Following the 3 mile parade, a grand celebration awaits the crowd, including an exhibition showcasing India´s spirituality and culture.

The festival site will feature 20-plus tents with various forms of entertainment, a FREE lunch, dancing, live music, shopping, henna, Vedic culture and arts, and many more kid activities. Visitors can expect an event filled with colorful floats, traditional costumes, Hindu rituals, unique music, and dramas. The whole family will enjoy exploring the unique cultural, educational displays and exhibitions, cooking demonstrations, as well as a COMPLIMENTARY feast, revealing the spiritual heart of India.


Replications of this festival take place all over the world, including in London, New York City, Los Angeles and Toronto . Over one million people participate in this thousands year-old Indian celebration, so don't miss out on the FREE opportunity to learn about the fascinating culture of India . Everyone is invited to bring their family and friends to experience this extraordinary event and commemorate in an ancient tradition. All are welcome and admission is FREE.

Donation Opportunities

There are many ways to support the 29th Annual Rathyatra Festival in 2014. If you would like to be part of this magnificent event, please click here for donation opportunities.

News & Events

29th Annual Rath Yatra
Date: Saturday, July 19th 2014
Time: 11:00 AM Novi Civic Center

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Snan yatra
Date: Sunday, July 6th 2014
Time: 4:00 PM at Detroit ISKCON Temple