Mysuru, October 21:- ISKCON Temple at Jayanagar celebrated Govardhana Puja festival on FridayOctober at its temple premises.
The festival started 6 pm with Tulasi puja followed by Go puja (worship of the cows), Govardhana Puja (worship of Govardhana hill) and Deepotsava.
Devotees were spell bound by looking at the magnificent Govardhana Hill made with 220 Kgs of delicious Cake. Various kinds of food items including rice preparations, sweets & savories were also prepared and offered to Lord Krishna on the auspicious day.
Jai Chaitanya Dasa, President of ISKCON Mysore chapter said that “this festival is celebrated in commemoration of the fascinating pastime of Lord Krishna’s lifting the Govardhana hill, when angry Indra sent torrents of rain accompanied by showers of ice blocks and high wind to disturb the residents of Vrindavana. Lord Krishna immediately took compassion upon the residents of
Vrindavana and protected them by picking up the Govardhana Hill, just as a child picks up a mushroom”.
Hundreds of devotees thronged the temple to witness this grand celebration and cherished the opportunity of offering a ghee lamp to Lord Krishna individually, on account of Karthika Deepotsava and received the blessings of the Lord.