Gopastami Celebration in Shri Ram Hanuman Vatika on 31st October 2014

gopastamiGopastami is one of the most important festivals of the Hindu religion. It is celebrated on eighth lunar day of bright fortnight of the Month of Karttika. On this day, Maharaja Nanda, Krishna and his friends performed a special ceremony on the cows in Vrindavan. It is also celebrated to commemorate the first day of Shri Krishna and Balarama to graze the cows. In short, they were qualified for cowherd from taking care of calves in the stable. Given the charge of cows, Lord Krishna and Balarama purify the land with their divine footsteps.

Krishna said the cows are even worshipped by demigod and needs to be protected by people. Even Lord Krishna has worshipped the cows during this occasion and Govardhan puja setting example for lay people to do the same. Following the tradition, Shri Ram Hanuman Vatika organizes this celebration every year and performs special ritual on cows after bathing, and cleaning the animals. The puja will be performed on the auspicious present of Shri Mahatyagi Ji in the temple. Bhandara is organized to offer free foods to the poor people participating in the puja. The trust is looking after more than 170 cows in three different Goshala. Participate in the puja and acquire continuous blessing from Almighty.

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