The word yatra usually refers to treks to holy cities – in India. In Leicester, however, the Friends of the OCHS take a different approach to this ancient religious practice.
On Sunday 16 March, the Friends will conduct their annual Holi Yatra. On the auspicious day of Holi, this sponsored walk will start at 8:30 am (registration starts at 8:00), taking participants on a 13 mile walk to visit the following 12 temples:
Afterwards, walkers can take part in the Holi celebrations in Cossington Park.
The walk is open to those of any age, and will proceed at a comfortable pace for all. However, if you are unable to walk for whatever reason, please feel free to sponsor others and contribute to the cause. For more information and to register for the event, please contact the Friends of the OCHS in Leicester at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 07801 241296.
All funds raised go to the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies.