GUWAHATI, Nov 10 - Hare Krishna Movement, Guwahati, will celebrate Diwali along with Govardhan Puja at Gita Mandir, Geeta Nagar Zoo-Narengi Road, from 4 pm onwards on November 12.
The programme will feature Hari Naam Sankirtan, Tulasi Arati, Narasimha Kirtan, Damodhar Arati, Hare Krishna Band, Govardhan Annkuta, video show on Govardhana Lila and distribution of prasadam to everyone.
Govardhan Puja is celebrated in the month of Karthika (October-November) to commemorate the feat of Lord Krishna in lifting the proverbial Govardhan Hill to protect the residents of Vrindavana from the wrath of Indra. Devotees prepare varieties of foodstuffs with grains and ghee (like rice, dal, halwa, pakora, puri, etc.) and all kinds of milk preparations (such as sweet rice, rabri, sweetballs, sandesh, rasagulla and laddu). The food is stacked like a small mountain and offered to the Lord. Then it is distributed to everyone. Hence, this festival is also called Annakuta Festival.
This year Hare Krishna Movement, Guwahati, is making the Govardhan Hill out of a vegetarian cake.