Govardhan Puja was celebrated on 20th October, 2017 at Hare Krishna Movement, Ahmedabad with great grandeur. The festival commemorates the lifting of Govardhan Hill by Lord Krishna for saving the residents of Vrindavan from Indra’s wrath. A replica of Govardhan Hill with 1000 kgs of pure vegetarian cake was prepared by the devotees. Annakuta comprising of 108 varieties of food items was offered to Giri Govardhan.
The festival began with ‘gau puja’, the worship of mother cow. It was followed by Govardhan arati and a movie depicting the Govardhan-lila. Deepotasava was also celebrated by offering ghee lamp to Lord Krishna by thousands of devotees present. The festival concluded with distribution of annakuta maha-prasadam to everyone.