Mangaluru, Oct 29, 2019: In keeping with Deepavali observances, Iskcon Mangaluru will organise Gau Puja and Govardhan Puja at the TMA Pai International Convention Centre from 5.30 pm onwards, today, October 29, Monday.
Sanandana Dasa, secretary, Iskcon Mangaluru, told media on october 28, Monday that the programme would begin with Gau Puja, by feeding the cow. The Govardharn Puja will be held at 6.30 pm.
A 150-kg pie made out of a rice mound will be decorated with eatables to resemble Govardhan hill. After the arati, the eatables will be distributed among devotees as prasadam. The ‘Damodara Arati’ will be performed on the occasion, said Dasa.
“A programme ‘Zero to 40 Million’, commemorating the serving of 40 million meals under the ‘Akshaya Patra’ scheme by Iskcon, will be held at 7 pm. The organisation feeds around 14,000 children in Dakshina Kannada,” he added.
The Deepotsava Vishesha Arti will be held at 8.30 pm. Prasadam meals will be served at 8.30 pm onwards, Dasa said.
He further said that, as a part of the auspicious Karthika month, the Iskcon has been conducting Karthika Deepotsava programme from October 13. It will go on until November 12 at the Iskcon Temple, Arya Samaja Road, starting 7 pm.