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ANNAKUT FESTIVAL
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ANNAKUT FESTIVAL

Govardhan puja is called ANNAKUT. It means a heap of grain and is celebrated as the day Lord Krishna defeated Indra by lifting the Govardhan hill as per Hindu mythology. In the early morning people from all around the city come and gathered in front of the Krishna temple. On the top of the temple Himalayan mound of rice is heaped. From there the rice is thrown to the devotees, generally wives of the Hindu families. They spread their corner scarf of their sarees to get the grains of rice. It is believed that if a small particle is rained on the scarf, her family will not be endangered with the scarcity of food throughout the year.

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Date Taken: 11.2015
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