Govardhana Puja - Lifting of the Hill

Monday, 28 October 2019 Festivals

This festival celebrates the pastime of Lord Krishna lifting Govardhana Hill on His little finger for seven days to protect the residents of Vrindavana from torrential rains sent by the demigod, Indra. To celebrate this festival, devotees build a replica of Govardhana Hill made with various opulent foods, worship Lord Krishna as the lifter of Govardhana Hill, worship the hill as His incarnation, and worship the cows and bulls who are dear to Him. After the worship of the hill, the food items that make up the hill is distributed to everyone to relish.


07.00 am Deity Greetings
07.05 am Damodarastkam
07.30 am Guru Puja
08.00 am Class
12.30 pm Govardhana Hill Circumambulation
01.30 pm Feast
03.00 pm Harinam
04.15 pm Dhoopa Arati
04.30 pm Abhishek
05.15 pm Class
07.00 pm Sandhya Arati & Damodarastkam
07.45 pm Drama
08.30 pm Bhajans in the Temple Room
09.00 pm Shayana Arati


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Srila Prabhupada
Founder-Acharya His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

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