Henrike Schreer in a Yoga pose in the gardens at the Krishna Village outside of Murwillumbah.
Henrike Schreer in a Yoga pose in the gardens at the Krishna Village outside of Murwillumbah. Blainey Woodham

Holy Krishna! It’s kirtan time at Murwillumbah

KRISHNA Village will open its doors to hundreds of kirtan enthusiasts next Friday, July 5, for its third Bonfire Festival .

Kirtan is a form of devotional chanting which began in India 500 years ago.

In the first year of the festival it attracted 200 people. Each year the numbers have doubled and organisers are expecting 800 devotees and members of the general public this year.

Director of Krishna Village and organiser of the event Madreya, has big plans for the future of the festival.

"We're trying to create a festival that will happen a few times a year," he said.

The festival involves a celebration of yoga, meditation, kirtan singing, dance, face painting, and a feast of organic vegetarian food, sure to satisfy every aspect of your 'inner hippy'.

Organisers at Krishna Village hope the event will strengthen the kirtan community.

"The festival is a Hare Krishna event, but everyone is invited, we are trying to reach out to the broader community," Madreya said.

The alcohol and drug free event kicks off at 4pm next Friday, and is free. A camping option is available for $15 and includes breakfast.

For more information, or to book a campsite, head to the Krishna Village Facebook page.



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