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Govardhan Pooja

Sun, Nov 19, 2023

| Free

Timing of the Event

Sun, Nov 19, 2023 at 12:00 p.m – 1:00 p.m (Actual event: Nov 13)

The Hindu festival of Govardhan Pooja commemorates a childhood leela of Shree Krishna.  Bring a dish of your choice and Join us  this day to honor Giriraj Maharaj.

This is the day when Krishna convinced his father and the elders of his village to perform pooja of Govardhan hill instead of worshiping the celestial god Indra.  To honor the faith of the Braj wasis, Krishna appeared on top of the hill in the form of Giriraj Maharaj (the personified form of Govardhan hill) and ate all of the food that had been offered.  When Indra saw that the Braj wasis had been convinced by a “little boy” to stop worshiping Him, his pride was hurt and he wanted to assert his power. So, Indra poured torrential rains on Brajwasis for 7 days. To protect them, Krishna lifted Govardhan hill on the little finger of His left hand making Indra realized that his power was nothing compared to Lord Krishna, who is supreme God HImself.

At Radha Madhav Dham, to commemorate this day, more than 56 dishes are prepared for offering Giriraj Maharaj.  A joyful parikrama is performed at Govardhan Hill while singing Bhajans celebrating the greatness of Govardhan Hill and Shree Krishna.  A Big Feast is prepared by all volunteers and devotees to offer as BHOG at Govardhan Hill.

A Delicious Mahaprasad will be served at Lunch.  Bring your entire family to enjoy this lively celebration.