Govardhan Puja was celebrated on 8th November, 2018 at Hare Krishna Movement, Ahmedabad with great grandeur. The festival commemorates lifting of Govardhan Hill by Lord Krishna for saving the residents of Vrindavan from Indra’s wrath. A replica of Govardhan Hill was prepared with pure vegetarian cake by the devotees. Annakuta comprising of over 108 varieties of food items was offered to Giri Govardhan.
As a part of the celebrations Sri Sri Radha Madhav were offered Ratha Yatra seva on the Swarna Ratha (golden chariot). It was followed by ‘gau puja’ and then by Govardhan arati along with Govardhan-ashtakam song. Deepotasava was also celebrated by offering ghee lamps to Lord Krishna, by thousands of devotees present. The festival concluded with distribution of annakuta maha-prasadam to everyone. Shri Chaitanya Shambhu Maharaj, Ex Vice Chairman, Gau Seva and Gau Vikas Board was the guest of honor for the festival.