Sri Sri Radha Govinda Mandir, Hare Krishna Temple

Govardhan puja

Please Join us to celebrate the festivals  of lights, or Diwali and Govardhana Puja at Sri Sri Radha Govinda Mandir. As Lord Krishna’s instructed us in Srimad Bhagavatam, we will be offering a mountain of foodstuffs, Annakuta-Mahotsava, to Sri Giri-Govardhan and Sri Sri Radha Govinda Dev. On this day, Govardhan hill, considered to be the very form of Lord Krishna Himself is worshiped. It is believed that on this day, about 5000 thousands years ago, Lord Krishna instructed  Nanda Maharaja, to worship Govardhana Hill and honor cows, instead of Indra. Govardhan hill provids grass for cows and bulls, while cows provide milk and bulls plough land the land. Krishna thereafter instructed Nanda Maharaj to proceed with the Govardhan puja by preparing various foodstuffs to offer to Govardhan, give charity to brahmanas and decorate the cows and feed them. Outraged, Indra retaliated with terrifying thunderstorms. Krishna protected his village of Vrindavan from severe rain and floods by lifting the Govardhan hill balancing it on the tip of  his small finger for seven days and seven nights. Realizing the futility of his actions, Indra finally appeared before Sri Krishna with folded hands, offering prayers of supplication.In this way Lord Krishna demonstrated that he is Deva Deva, Lord of the demigods, and that the purposes for which demigods might be worshiped could easily be served simply by worshiping Him, the cause of all causes.Govardhan puja is celebrated annually in Krishna temples around the world with great fervor. The Festivities are scheduled from 6:30 pm onward  including Arati, Bhajans and Kirtan,  Maha Abhiseka of  Sri Giri Govardhan, Damodarastakam (Offering of Lamp to Lord Damodar), Circumambulation of Govardhana Hill and Prasadam Distribution. Also their lordships will be offered a new dress. If you would like to make an donation or an offering to offer to Sri Sri Radha Govinda, please contact Shobamayi Devi Dasi @ (718) 897-2267 or Satya Devi Dasi at the Temple. Your servants, N.Y. ISKCON

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Sri Sri Radha Govinda Mandir New York
305 Schermerhorn Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217

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