Chakra Announcements

Sri Govardhan Puja Festival in NY

by ISKCON New York

Posted October 17, 2006

You are cordially invited to celebrate the festivals of Deepavali and Govardhan Puja at Sri Sri Radha Govinda Mandir, on Sunday October 22, 2006 6pm - 9pm.

Festival Highlights

Bhajans and Kirtans, Annakuta Mahotsava, Hari-Katha, Arati, and an amazing Prasadam Feast

If you would like to contribute towards the prasad or flowers for this festival, please contact the Temple Office @ (718) 875-6127

For the Annakuta celebration, we cordially invite you and your family members to cook pure vegetarian foodstuffs which you can bring and offer to the deities. For more information on that, please contact Shobamayi Devi Dasi @ 718-897-2267

The cowherd men then inquired from Krsna how He wanted the yajna performed, and Krsna gave them the following directions. "Prepare very nice foodstuffs of all descriptions from the grains and ghee collected for the yajna. Prepare rice, dhal, then halava, pakora, puri and all kinds of milk preparations like sweet rice, sweetballs, sandesa, rasagulla and laddu and invite the learned brahmanas who can chant the Vedic hymns and offer oblations to the fire. The brahmanas should be given all kinds of grains in charity. Then decorate all the cows and feed them well. After performing this, give money in charity to the brahmanas. As far as the lower animals are concerned, such as the dogs, and the lower grades of people, such as the candalas, or the fifth class of men who are considered untouchable, they also may be given sumptuous prasadam. After giving nice grasses to the cows, the sacrifice known as Govardhana-puja may immediately begin. This sacrifice will very much satisfy Me." (Krishna Book, Chapter 24)