In the News:
Govardhan Puja At Radha Gopinath
Posted November 17, 2005
CHOWPATTY: A mountain of freshly cooked rice, ponds
full of milkshakes and hills of barfis - this may
sound like a scene from a fairy tale. However, here we
are not talking about any fairy tale, but the
Govardhan Puja festival organised by ISCKON at the Sri
Sri Radha Gopinath Mandir, Girgaum, Chowpatty. On
Thursday, as part of the festivities, a tableaux made
entirely of food items on were display.
The 'mountain of prasad' depicting the Govardhan hill
that Lord Krishna had effortlessly balanced on his
little finger for seven days was clearly the centre of
attraction for thousands of devotees who thronged the
temple to offer their prayers and partake the prasad
with divine blessings."Most of the food has been
prepared by the regular members of the congregation at
their homes. I prepared about 5 Kg of burfi," said
Shoba Fernandes, a regular visitor and closely
involved with the temple's affairs.
Chants of 'Hare Krishna' filled the air as devotees enjoyed the aarti to the beats of mridangam. This was followed by a lecture on the significance of Diwali. According to the Vedic legend, Lord Krishna had exhibited the feat of lifting the Govardhan mountain on his little finger to humble lord Indra who had become too proud of his godly status.
"The Govardhan Leela is celebrated world over after Diwali," informs temple president Radha Gopinath Das.