Vedic Village


The VEDIC VILLAGE (Catani Gardens, St.Kilda) is where your whole family can indulge in all sorts of cultural and fun activities. This includes mantra music by local and overseas artists, drama and dance for all ages, face painting, body art, an Indian shop, bookshop, farm tent, one-on-one Bhagavad-gita card readings, a meditation tent, and our famous Hare Krishna food.

Mantra Meditation, Music & Dance!


For a good part of the day and well into the night, you and your family can enjoy music, dance and drama programs. These programs run from 11 am till 9 pm and are a fantastic opportunity for you to taste traditional Vedic (Indian) culture.

Vegetarian Food Stalls

Satisfy your hunger  at affordable prices with delicious meals from our Hare Krishna Food tent.

Normally one of our generous donors sponsors the distribution of 3 tonnes of free watermelon slices after the parade


The Temple Shop


Take home a taste of India:

  • Clothes
  • Ornaments
  • Murtis
  • Health treatments
  • Beauty products and toiletries
  • Spiritual merchandise: chanting beads and bags, tilaka
  • Books for all ages
  • Posters
  • Incense

Kids’ Corner

Delight and entertain your kids with


  • Face painting
  • 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. You may even receive sweet treats: a must visit!



Transcendental Bookstall


Browse a large selection of books on spirituality, Vedic philosophy and practice, yoga, karma & reincarnation, vegetarianism and more. Get answers to your questions on these subjects and on 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)


2018 events!