People make beeline to watch ‘Govardhan hill’ made of eggless cake
It was a visual treat to the devotees who made a beeline for Govardhan hill made of 150 kilos of eggless cake. The effort taken was obvious where the path was marked with pomegranate seeds and green pastures were decorated with green coloured desiccated coconut.
The ‘hillock’ was decorated with dry-fruits, cherries, cookies and cupcakes, marking the path to the ‘hillock’. A team of 10 people were involved in baking the 150 kg cake. It took 28 hours to complete the baking and keep it ready to the visitors. The Govardhan hill cake was prepared by the Hare Krishna Movement as part of the month-long deepotsavam it is organising for the last four years during Karthika masam. Some 5,000 years ago, Lord Krishna lifted the Govardhan hill with his little finger and kept people and their cattle protected for seven days and nights. To commemorate the occasion, Hare Krishna Movement in association with Akshaya Patra Foundation made a replica of the hill, said president of Hare Krishna Movement and Akshaya Patra Foundation Niskinchana Bhakta Dasa.
The deepotsavam came alive on Wednesday where hundreds of devotees participated in day-long activities like Go Puja, Govardhana puja, Damodarashtakam and parikrama of the ‘hillock’. Devotees also participated in lighting ghee lamps while singing melodious bhajans. More than 500 ghee lamps were lit to Lord Krishna at Nithai Gauranga Mandir. Later in the evening, the ‘hillock’ was cut and distributed to all the devotees as bhog.
Former Vice-Chancellor of Andhra University Beela Satyanarayana, Visakhapatnam West MLA Malla Vijaya Prasad and his wife Aruna Kumari, Senior Civil Judge and DLSA Secretary K. Surya Rao and others attended Govardhana puja.
The cake was prepared by the Hare Krishna movement It is being organised during Kartika masam as part of the month-long deepotsavam
The cake was prepared by the Hare Krishna movement
It is being organised during Kartika masam as part of the month-long deepotsavam