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Thursday, November 7, 2013

ISKCON Scarborough - Govardhan Puja celebrations - 108 different varieties of Bhoga to be offered

Hare Krishna!

Please accept our humble obeisances!

All glories to Srila Prabhupada!

All glories to Sri Guru and Sri Gauranga!

The devotees of ISKCON Scarborough will be celebrating Govardhana Puja tomorrow- Friday- 8th Nov 2013 starting at 6.45pm.

On this auspicious day, 108 different varieties of Bhoga will be offered to Supreme Personality of Godhead Lord Krsna in the form of Govardhana Hill.

The story behind Govardhan Puja 

Govardhana Puja, Go-Puja and Annakuta are all connected with the story of Lord Krishna lifting Govardhan Hill to protect the inhabitants of Vrindavan.

The day after Diwali is referred to as Annakuta, or Govardhan Puja. On this day the inhabitants of Vrindavan (Lord Krishna’s abode on Earth) would hold a harvest festival in honour of King Indra, the demigod who provided the rains essential for the harvest.

One day, however, Lord Krishna wanted to teach Indra a lesson. He convinced the inhabitants of Vrindavan to honour Govardhan Hill instead, whose fertile soil provided the grass upon which the cows and bulls grazed, and to honour the cows and bulls who provided milk and ploughed the lands. Outraged, Indra retaliated with terrifying thunderstorms. The Supreme Personality of Godhead, Krishna, calmly lifted Govardhan Hill with the little finger of his left hand. For seven days and seven nights the Lord held up Govardhan Hill, providing a giant umbrella to shelter the inhabitants of Vrindavan from the torrential rain. Realizing the futility of his actions, King Indra bowed down before the Lord with folded hands and offered prayers of supplication. In this way, Lord Krishna demonstrated that He is Deva Deva, the lord of the demigods, and that any purpose for which demigods might be worshipped could easily be served by worshipping Him, the cause of all causes.

We warmly welcome you and your family to ISKCON Scarborough tomorrow to take part in the Govardhana puja.

With best wishes from,

ISKCON Scarborough
3500 McNicoll Avenue, Unit #3,

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