Govardhana Puja celebrates Krishna holding up Govardhana hill with his pinky to save the residents of Vrindavana from the wrath of Indra.
To celebrate this festival, devotees build a replica of Govardhana Hill made of various opulent foods, worship Lord Krishna as the lifter of Govardhana Hill, worship the hill as His incarnation, and worship the cows and bulls who are dear to the Lord. At the end of the festival, the hill of prasada (sanctified food) is distributed to the public.
For more information visit http://www.krishna.com/diwali-govardhana-puja.
5:30 PM – Kirtan
6:00 PM – Lecture
6:30 PM – Gaura Arati parallel with Arati to Govardhan Hill, followed by Parikrama until 7:15 PM
7:15 PM – Dance/ Drama
7:30 PM – Damodarashtakam
7:45 PM – Fireworks for kids
8:00 PM – Prasadam
Sponsorships are Available for this Festival
Diwali lamp sponsorship: $108 (will be held on Thursday 10/19)
Arati thali: $25
Flower decoration: $108
Temple decoration: $108