Saturday, 3 August 2013


This article appears in today's Leicester Mercury:

Warning for motorists ahead of Festival of Chariots
Motorists are being warned about possible delays due to the annual Festival of Chariots that takes place in Leicester tomorrow.
The Hare Krishna Festival of Chariots, known as Rathayatra, is the second largest festival of its kind in Europe, with 10,000 people expected to attend
The procession is due to start at the Clock Tower at 11.30am before moving along Haymarket, Belgrave Gate, Belgrave Road, Cossington Street and Rendell Road.
It is due to arrive at Cossington Park at about 2.30pm.
As well as delays along these roads, there will also be diversions for some buses. Passengers are advised to check with their bus company for further details.
The festival includes people pulling three huge chariots carrying the Deities of Lord Jagannatha (Krishna), his sister Subhadra, and Lord Balarama from the Clock Tower to Cossington Park, accompanied with music, singing and dancing.

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