Vedic Village


The VEDIC VILLAGE (Catani Gardens, St.Kilda) is where the whole family can indulge in all sorts of cultural and fun activities. This involves Mantra Music featuring local and overseas artists, Drama and Dance, Vegetarian Master Class, Face Paint Fun, Hare Krishna Food for the Soul.

Mantra Meditation, Music & Dance!


For a good part of the day and well into the night, we will be having various musical programs and theatre shows to ensure you have a good time. These programs start after the main chariot parade and is a fantastic opportunity for you to immerse yourself in various other activities we will host.

Vegetarian master classes

Priyavrata Das

Priyavrata Das










Come and learn to cook mouth-watering and nutritious vegetarian preparations – raw food, vegan cooking and even the famous Hare Krishna cusine!


Vegetarian Food Stalls

Stall 1: Satisfy your hunger with delicious meals from the Hare Krishna Food for Soul at affordable prices
Stall 2: Get a free piece of water melon after the parade !


The Temple Shop


Take home something that would uplift and purify the consciousness and atmosphere:

  • Spiritual merchandise
  • Books
  • T-Shirts
  • Incense
  • etc.

Kids’ Corner

Delight and entertain your kids with


  • Face painting,
  • Jagannatha balloons,
  • Henna tattoos


Lord Jagannatha’s temple

Visit the Vedic temple to meditate on the timeless transcendental forms of Lord Jagannatha, Baladeva and Subhadra and satisfy your inner spiritual quest. Must see !



Transcendental Bookstall


Here you will find a large selection of books on spirituality, Vedic philosophy and practices, yoga, karma & reincarnation, vegetarianism etc. You can also get answers to your questions about all of the above and the Festival of the Chariots.


Also featuring other presentation displays

  • Hare Krishna Food for Life – the largest vegetarian food relief ¬†charity in the world
  • Crossways – Low-cost vegetarian meals in the City
  • Hare Krishna Valley – Farm retreats / bed & breakfast
  • Care for Cows
  • Gopal’s Vegetarian Restaurant (Swanston St, City)
  • Bhakti-vriksha (home-based meditation and study groups)


Our 2015 Poster of events!