Today we celebrated the grand festival of Govardhan Puja by decorating and worshipping mountains of foodstuff which symbolize Govardhan mountain, preparing huge quantities of bhoga which includes sweets, savories and other foodstuffs for offering and offer puja and food offering to go-mata (cow and calf) also.
The day started with a ecstatic mangal aarti kirtan led by by H.G.Kesav Prabhu and the enthusiastic participation of all devotees in the dancing, gorgeous darshan of Shri Prahladesh Narasimha Deva, Shri Shri Radha Madan Mohan, Shri Shri Krishna Balaram, Shri Shri Gaur Nitai, Lord Damodhar and Sri Giriraja-shila melodious guru puja by H.G. Sadhana Siddha Prabhu and enlighten Srimad Bhagavatam class by H.G.Rasananda Prabhu.
Prabhu has explained very nice point in the class regarding the Govardhan pastimes. He concluded that whenever any demon attacked to lord Krishna or brajavasi lord punished them by killing whether she is Putana, Dhenukasura, Bakasura, Aghasura etc. but here Indira, a king of heavenly planet also attacked but lord did not kill him even not tried to harm him in any way He just uplifted the huge Gavardhan mountain for destroying the false pride of Indira and that is how lord reciprocated with his devotees. He never like the false pride in His devotees.
Also today is the auspicious day of Srila Rasikananda Prabhu, a disciples of Srila Shyamananda Prabhu. Also, go-puja & go-krda, after the class all devotees went to go-shala with sankirtan headed by H.G. Aniruddha Prabhu and offered feast to go-mata.
From 10-1pm performed the Govardhan puja headed by H.G.Arunaksha Prabhu by decorating the beautiful mountains of foodstuff, offering 108 recipes made by congregation devotees and done temple parikrama with energetic sankirtan headed by H.G Prema Bhakti Prabhu and his team.
Now finally the time has come to take prasadam, all devotees relished prasadam from 1pm and went into deep meditation of Lord Govardhan :).
Shri Shri Giri Govardhan Ki Jai, Jagat Guru Srila Prabhupada Ki Jai, Samvet Gaura Bhakta Vrinda Ki Jai!!