terça-feira, 6 de abril de 2010

Govardhana Annakuta, India -- November 13, 2004

Following in the footsteps of Lord Krsna and His beloved associates who worshipped Govardhana Hill, Srila Narayana Maharaja and his followers performed Govardhana annakuta. Srila Maharaja led the devotees in first performing go-puja (worship of a cow) in front of Sri Giridhari Gaudiya Matha, and they also performed Vaisnava puja. Then they performed Giriraja abhiseka (bathing a Govardhana stone with auspicious ingredients like yogart, ghee and milk) and then they offered 1,200 food preparations to Govardhana. Srila Maharaja discussed the glories of Sri Govardhana and then led the devotees in prayers to receive his blessings.

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Before worshipping Giriraja Govardhana Srila Maharaja led the devotees in cow worship.

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Devotees carrying offerings through the town of Govardhana to present to Giriraja (Giriraja literally translates as King of Mountains, and that is Govardhana himself)

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Offerings being presented to Giriraja

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Srila Maharaja bathing Giriraja

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Giving hari-katha and leading devotees in offering prayers to Sri Giriraja Govardhana