VIDEO: Traditional East Indian street festival held in Croydon

First published in
Last updated
by , Chief Reporter

The town centre hosted a traditional east Indian street festival on Sunday.

The Rathayatra festival, which was first held more than 5,000 years ago, is believed to be the world’s oldest street festival.

Organised by the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) and Croydon BID, the annual event was held in Croydon for the third time.

The diverse and colourful event, involved pulling Lord Jagannath- a form of the Indian God Lord Krishna, on a beautifully decorated wooden cart.

The procession which started in North End, was accompanied by a live band and had followers singing and dancing along.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree