Govardhana Puja - Sunday, November 11

Join us on Sunday, November 11 for a wonderful festival. Govardhana Puja, Go-Puja and Annakuta are all connected with the story of Lord Krishna lifting Govardhana Hill to protect the inhabitants of Vrindavan. On this day, a small hill of sweets is made from food prepared by the devotees, which is then offered to the Deities, and subsequently distributed to everyone. This is known as the “annakuta” ceremony.

hantayam adrir abala hari-dasa-varyo
yad rama-krsna-carana-sparasa-pramodah
manam tanoti saha-go-ganayos tayor yat
paniya-suyavasa-kandara-kandamulaih

Of all the devotees, this Govardhana Hill is the best! O my friends, this hill supplies Krsna and Balarama, along with Their calves, cows and cowherd friends, with all kinds of necessities water for drinking, very soft grass, caves, fruits, flowers and vegetables. In this way the hill offers respects to the Lord. Being touched by the lotus feet of Krsna and Balarama, Govardhana Hill appears very jubilant. Caitanya-caritamrta, Antya-lila 14.86 (quoted from Srimad-Bhagavatam 10.21.18)

Schedule:

4:30 PM - Kirtan (Call & Response singing)
5:00 PM - Sunday School Presentation & Skit
6:00 PM - Kirtan & Ghee Lamp offering
6:45 PM - Govardhan Puja Abhishek (Bathing of Deity in Foodstuffs)
7:30 PM - Summary of Govardhan Puja
7:45 PM - Prasadam (Vegetarian Feast)

Available Sponsorships:

Feast - $201.00
Flower Decorations - $201.00
Govardhan Hill Sweets and Decorations - $251.00
Ghee Lamps for Offering - $151.00