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Devotees of Annakut festival
Annakut festival is celebrated remembering the day when Lord Krishna defeated lord Indra by lifting up the Govardhan hill on the first lunar day of Shukla Pakshya in the Hindu calendar month of Kartik. For Annakut, a mountain of food is decorated symbolizing the Govardhan hill which is said to be lifted by Lord Krishna to save the people from the wrath of Lord Indra, the demigod in charge of rain. In this picture, the devotees are waiting for holy rice of Lord Krishna with full emotion Madanmohan mandir, Kolkata.
© Joydeep Mukherjee.
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||May 17, 2015, 7:28 a.m.