Festival of Chariots

LOS ANGELES

RATHA YATRA

Sunday, August 7th 2022 | 10:00 AM

STARTING LOCATION:

Parade Route

Parade Start

Festival Site

WHERE TO PARK

Lord Jagannatha's parade begins in front of the Santa Monica Civic

Auditorium: 1855 Main Street, Santa Monica.

1) Take 1-10 Freeway West to the 4th st exit.

2) Follow signs for 4th st and turn left onto 4th st going South.

3) Turn right onto Civic Center Drive and enter the parking area.

PARK AT AUDITORIUM PARKING

Parking in the auditorium outdoor lot will be $10.00 for the entire day.

PARK AT BAY ST BEACH PARKING

Parking is also available at the Bay St beach parking lot for $10.00 a day  (10 minute walk). 

After the parade and festival, you can take the Blue Line bus #1 from the bus stop on Windward and Main Street to return to your car.

TAKE METRO FROM TEMPLE

Take the Metro Blue Line train from the Palms station (12- minute walk from the temple) to the train stop in Santa Monica (10-minute walk to the auditorium).

PARK NEAR VENICE SITE

Another option is to park near the Venice Beach Festival site (Windward where it meets Ocean Front Walk) at the public and private lots that charge $20.00 to $25.00 for the day.

 

You can then take the bus to the auditorium. The Blue Line bus #1 runs north on Main St. from the bus stop on Windward and Main Streets. Get off at Pico Boulevard and walk 2 minutes to the Civic Auditorium.

Trains run every 15 minutes and the fare is $1.75. 

 

Buses run every 20 minutes beginning on the hour and the fare is $1.25 per person.

(All rates subject to change.)

SATURDAY

Coming Soon

SUNDAY

4:30 AM: Mangal Arati, Tulsi Puja, & Japa
7:15 AM: Deity Greeting & Guru Puja
7:45 AM: Lord Jagannath Appears in the Temple
8:00 AM: Deities Leave for their Ratha Yatra Parade
8:00 AM: Devotee Breakfast
10:00 AM: Parade Begins near Santa Monica Civic Center
12:30 PM: Chariots Arrive at Venice Beach Festival Site
7:00 PM: Festival Ends
8:00 PM: Sayana Aarti at New Dvaraka 
(with Lord Jagannath on the Altar)

PROGRAM SCHEDULE