Govardhana Annakuta, India -- November 13, 2004
Following in the footsteps of Lord Krsna and His beloved associates who worshipped Govardhana Hill, Srila Narayana Maharaja and his followers performed Govardhana annakuta. Srila Maharaja led the devotees in first performing go-puja (worship of a cow) in front of Sri Giridhari Gaudiya Matha, and they also performed Vaisnava puja. Then they performed Giriraja abhiseka (bathing a Govardhana stone with auspicious ingredients like yogart, ghee and milk) and then they offered 1,200 food preparations to Govardhana. Srila Maharaja discussed the glories of Sri Govardhana and then led the devotees in prayers to receive his blessings.
Devotees carrying offerings through the town of Govardhana to present to Giriraja (Giriraja literally translates as King of Mountains, and that is Govardhana himself)