Govardhana puja festival -Wash , USA

November 1, 2019 in Articles by Damaghosa dasa

Hare Krsna to all….
On Govardhan puja day we celebrated this wonderful pastime at a local devotees new farm house-still under construction.
It was just a few degrees above freezing outside on this clear sky day, but we started a fire in the wood stove inside to keep the Govardhana silas and other Deities warn, as well as the devotees.
As you can see, the place is still needing work, but we wanted to have the festival there and begin the history of this remodeled devotee house with a kirtan festival.
There were about a dozen or so devotees who attended and all were happy to have come and take part. The class described the birth of Govardhana Himself by hearing which, Sri Gargacarya the priest of Nanda Maharaj gave his benediction of no more birth in this world.
Also described was how to worship Govardhan hill from Krsna Book, and finally what the devotees did for 7 days while under the umbrella of Goavardhana hill while it rained no stop outside. Long story short-they had a party and all necessary paraphernalia for their comfort and eating and sleeping was provided by Krsna.
All glories to Srila Prabhupada and Girihari
damaghosa das