You need to be a member of ISKCON Desire Tree | IDT to add comments!

Join ISKCON Desire Tree | IDT


  • Thanks prabhuji
    Hare Krishna
    Anandini d.dasi
  • radhe radhe thanks
  • Hare Krishna
    Pamho Agtsp

    Diwali or Deepaawali means a "row of lights." It is a festival of lights symbolizing the vicotry of righteousness and the lifting of spiritual darkness. It celebrates the victory of good over evil - and the glory of light. This festival commemorates Lord Rama's return to his kingdom Ayodhya after completing his 14-year exile. It's also a time to remember Lord Krishna lifting Govardhana Hill with His little finger, to protect His devotees from torential rains sent by Indra.

    The day after Deepawali is celebrated as Govadhan Puja when Mount Govardhan, near Mathura, is worshipped. Govardhan Puja, also called Annakut, is celebrated as the day Krishna defeated Indra. Lord Krishna taught people to worship nature, as mountains bring rains to earth. That was the reason to stop worshiping Indra. His was the message that we should take care of our nature. For Annakut a mountain of food is decorated symbolizing Govardhan mountain lifted by Lord Krishna.

    Pious people keep awake the whole night and cook fifty-six (or 108) different types of food for the bhog (the offering of food) to Krishna. This ceremony is called ankut which means a mountain of food. Various types of food – cereals, pulses, fruit, vegetables, chutneys, pickles, and salads – are offered to the Deity and then distributed as prasada to devotees.

    Wish u a very very happy diwali to u n ur family

    Your Servant
  • Hre krishna Prabhuji
  • hare krishna
    i send u a friend request
  • hare krsna how r u
  • hare krishna
  • Hare Krsna Prabhuji,
    u can join our friday prog from 10:30 a.m. onwards..braj prabhu and bhanu mataji in our congregation are from sharjah and vry nice devotees.
    Hari Bol..
  • hare krishna! you wellcome prabhujee.
This reply was deleted.