38th Annual Festival Of India
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The Festival of India, presented by Toronto's famous Hare Krishna Centre, has its roots in the vibrant culture and traditions of ancient India and is coming to Toronto on July 17-18, 2010. Every year, close to 40,000 people participate in this unique, two-day festival that provides a feast for the mind, body, and soul!Rocking Mantra Meditation Down Yonge!
If you have ever experienced the power of mantra meditation, then prepare to encounter it on a thrilling new level! Weekend festivities kick off with a parade on July 17th at 11:00am that will cruise down Yonge Street, beginning at Bloor and make its way down to the lake. During the parade, three, 40-foot tall floats are hand-pulled by participants amidst energetic singing, drumming, and dancing.
Explore India's Spiritual Roots on Centre IslandAfter the parade down Yonge Street, celebrations continue at Centre Island for the remainder of the weekend with a massive, colourful, and free festival! The biggest highlight is the free vegetarian feast served to all who attend! The festival also features a stunning Arts & Culture showcase, dramas, a South Asian Bazaar, exhibits, a children's area, and much more!
"Rhythm of the Soul" - A Cultural Extravaganza
A beautiful and soul-riveting showcase of devotional music and dramatic dance from the ancient subcontinent, "Rhythm of the Soul" presents the spiritual allure and the creative elegance of melodies and choreography that were once commonplace in ancient India. With a lineup of internationally acclaimed artists and performers, "Rhythm of the Soul" promises a unique and unforgettable array of sublime sounds and enchanting performances.
Celebrated as a "festival within a festival”, on Sunday July 18th, the Third Annual Yoga Meltdown will present the public with a chance to unwind, rejuvenate and invigorate themselves with a free outdoor yoga festival. Presenting the spiritual depth of yoga, Yoga Meltdown will feature free outdoor yoga classes, vegetarian cooking demonstrations, mantra meditation circles, Ayurvedic demonstrations, and stage performances. Please visit www.feedyoursoul.to for more information or give us a call at 1-888-535-FEST (3378).