Annakoot Mohotsav and LabhaPancham Parve Govardhan Puja celebrated at Gokuldham
On the occasion of Diwali, Annakoot Mohotsav was celebrated with Labha Pancham Parve Govardhan Puja at Gokuldham Haveli in Atlanta.
Organized in the presence of Sri Govardhannathji and Sri Kalyanaraiji, the celebrations continued at Darshan Chowk of Gokuldham Haveli from morning till late in the evening. Vaishnav devotees including Bela-Biren Shah and Gopibehan Munshi from the Manor of Govardhan Puja performed circumambulation of Govardhanji with the benefit of this puja.
From the afternoon onwards, the Annakoot Mohotsav was held in honor of Shri Thakorji. As many as 2200 devotees flocked from Atlanta and its surrounding cities to witness this magnificent Annakoot festival with 201 ingredients and 150 innovative sweets and dishes prepared by Gokuldham Haveli chef Narpat Maharaj.
From the main Manor of Annakoot Mahotsav, 25 Manorathis, including the late Dilipbhai and Sarojbehan Patel, late Vipinbhai and Manoramabehan Majmudar, and Kirtibehan-Hemantbhai Patel were honored in the presence of Shri Thakorji.
The devotees took advantage of the free Mahaprasad organized in conjunction with the Annakoot festival. They appreciated the elaborate arrangements made by the volunteer brothers and sisters of Gokuldham Haveli during the festival.
Executive Secretary Tejas Patwa and Treasurer Kintu Shah, along with team members Parimal Patel, Samir Shah, Alkesh Shah, Deep Thakar, Ketul Thakar, Hitesh Pandit, Bhavesh Sureja, Mehul Parekh, AtmayTalati and ArshTalati, and Karan,came together to make the celebration of Govardhan Puja and Annakoot festival grand and divine. Shah, as well as Ranjanbehan Siroya, Dhirubhai Patel, Ashwin Patel, Rajubhai Patel, Girish Shah, Akash Patel, Nikshan Patel, Kirit Shah, RajnibhaiSheth, Darshan Patel, Vaibhav Shah worked hard in Mahaprasad Seva. The sisters of Gokuldham decoration team carried out the work of Annakoot Prasad distribution.
At 7.30 pm, a grand fireworks display was held at Gokuldham premises. The spectators were overwhelmed with joy after watching the spectacular display of fireworks.
– Divyakant Bhatt
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