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Annakoot Celebrations

Category
Upcoming Event
Date
Thursday, 31st October 2019 10:00 AM
Venue
Shri Shirdi SaiBaba's Mandir 12-18 Princes Street, Onehunga, Auckland 1061
Telephone
0800 524 724
Email
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Goverdhan Pooja, or Annakut or Annakoot (translated as “a mountain of food”) as it is also known, is a Hindu festival in which devotees prepare and offer a large variety of vegetarian food to the murtis of Paramatma(God) as a mark of gratitude. For Vaishnavas, this day commemorates the incident in the Bhagavata Puran when Krishna lifted Govardhan Hill to provide the villagers ofVrindavan shelter from torrential rains. The incident is seen to represent how God will protect all devotees who take singular refuge in him. Devotees offer a mountain of food, metaphorically representing the Govardhan Hill, to God as a ritual remembrance and to renew their faith in taking refuge in God. The festival is observed by many Hindu denominations, but is particularly prominent among the Vallabh Sampradaya (Pushtimarg), the Gaudiya Sampradaya of Chaitanya, and the Swaminarayan Sampradaya. The Annakut festival occurs on the first lunar day of Shukla Paksha (bright fortnight) in the Hindu calendar month of Kartik, which is the fourth day of Deepawali (Diwali), the Hindu festival of lights, and also the first day of the Vikram Samvat calendar

Devotees can bring their offering to Lord any time from 10.00 am onwards and all the Prasad will be offered to Lord around 8.00 pm
 

 
 

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  • 7:00 AM to 1:00 PM
  • 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM

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  • 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM

Aarti Timings

  • 7:00 AM - Kakad Aarti
  • 8:00 AM - Abhishek for BABA, Lord Shiva and Navagrahas followed by Aarti for all deities
  • 12:00 Noon -Madhyana Aarti
  • 5:45 PM - Aarti for all deities
  • 6:00 PM - Dhoop Aarti
  • 8:30 PM - Shej Aarti

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Contact Us

12 - 18 Princes Street
Onehunga, Auckland - 1061
 
Tel:  0800 JAI SAI (0800 524 724)
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P.O. Box: 16142
Sandringham Auckland,
New Zealand.