While the festival doesn't begin till 3PM, festival parking will be in effect all day. If you plan to visit the temple earlier than 3PM on Saturday, October 12th, you will be directed to park off-site.
On Site Parking
Complimentary passes for all our monthly donors.
Ask about passes at the Temple Sunday Open House.
Free Festival Parking
A number of lots are available at Potomac Village with shuttle service back and forth to the temple from 3pm to 8pm. Parking and the shuttle are free.
Avenel Swim and Tennis Facility: 10001 Oaklyn Dr, Potomac, MD 20854
When leaving the festival, we strongly encourage drivers to take the shuttle bus back to the lot and then return to pick up the rest of your party. This allows us to maximize the use of the shuttle buses and speeds the exit process for all guests.
The Victory of Lord Rama
The Ramayana is the very ancient history of the great King Ramacandra, Krishna himself in his avatar as a monarch. When he was a Prince he was cursed to live in the forest for 14 years and during that time his wife, Princess Sita, was kidnapped by a rival King, the powerful and ambitious Ravana. A great search took place to find Sita, and as the story unfolds, all kinds of creatures, both allies and enemies, join forces and amazing things happen.
The Dushera Festival celebrates the ultimate victory of Lord Ramacandra, when he finally finds his wife Sita, and the evil Ravana is slain.
A colorful stage play of the search and battle takes place at 6pm, after which a large model of Ravana goes up in smoke!