Monday, August 3, 2009
The festival celebrates Lord Jagannatha, the Lord of the Universe,
and is put on by the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON).
The Festival of the Chariots is now performed in every country across the world and dates back thousands of years to Jagannatha Puri, India.
I shot August 2nd at the annual,
'Festival of the Chariots' in Venice Beach.
The Hare Krishna have been a subject of my photography for the last 4 years. I originally composed a two part photo essay while living in Urbana, IL, on the Urbana Chapter of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness. Here are two links to that piece: part 1 http://www.harekrsna.com/sun/news/03-07/news1081.htm , part 2 http://www.harekrsna.com/sun/news/03-07/news1092.htm .
Those links didn't work, but the addresses should.
Thanks for looking. Comments and critiques are appreciated.