Diwali / Govardhana Puja / Annakuta
Wednesday 26 October 2022
Celebrating Diwali & Annakuta / Govardhana Puja together as a big festival.
Diwali, meaning ‘festival of lights’, is one of the most widely celebrated occasions in the year. Diwali is observed not only by Hindus but also by Buddhists, Jains and Sikhs. The central theme for Hindus is derived from the epic Ramayana, but the festival also marks the traditional New Year’s Eve.
Govardhana Puja, Go-Puja and Annakuta are all connected with the story of Lord Krishna lifting Govardhana Hill to protect the inhabitants of Vrindavan. On this day, a small hill of sweets is made from food prepared by the devotees, which is then offered to the Deities, and subsequently distributed to everyone. This is known as the “annakuta” ceremony.
Cows are honoured as part of the festivities as well.
More information to follow in due course.
Tickets will be required for entry.
Tickets will be released up to 2 weeks before the Festival. Please check back here.
More details to follow
Frequently asked questions
Yes. A ticket will be required to attend. Details to follow
Yes. Free parking will be available all day.
Sat-Nav: WD25 8HE
Note: Entrance to temple is via Hilfield Lane only. There is no entrance to the temple through Letchmore Heath village. For driving, use approximate driving postcode WD25 8HE and follow road signs. Do not use WD25 8EZ, as this will lead you to a nearby village.
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