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ISKCON Bangalore upcoming Festival - Govardhan Puja
This festival is celebrated to commemorate the pastime of the Lord lifting the Govardhana Hill on His little finger, in order to protect the residents of Vrindavan from torrential rains sent by Indra.
By: ISKCON Bangalore
At ISKCON Sri Radha Krishna Mandir, Bangalore, the Krishna Deity is decorated in Giridhari alankara, holding a small Deity of Govardhana Hill on the pinky of His left hand. Devotees worship a hill made of 100% vegetarian cake weighing about 500 kilograms! This cake is baked at the temple’s bakery and is made of different flavours and topped with cookies of various kinds. At the end of the ceremony the cake is distributed as prasadam to all those who are present.
Devotees strive to make an exact replica of the original Govardhana Hill. The Govardhana cake is offered to the Krishna Balarama Deities. Then the Govardhana Puja pastime is narrated to the devotees. After this an arati is performed for Krishna Balarama accompanied with the singing of a song which describes Lord Krishna’s various pastimes in Vrindavan.
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