On Saturday January 14th there is going to be a Maha Go-Puja festival at New Gokula Farm on the day of Makara Sankranti. This day is considered as most auspicious for worshipping and offering services to Mother Cow and is a great traditional festival centred on recognizing the wonderful benefits that are offered by Mother Cow. The cow and the bull symbolize the pillars of religion, indeed Mother Cow is the abode of all the Devatas.
We would like to extend the opportunity to our entire congregation to participate in this festival which is the first in what we anticipate will grow to become a great annual event. The head Pujari (priest) of Sri Mandir in Auburn, Mr. Jatin Kumar, has kindly offered to direct the ceremonies for Go-Puja.
The schedule for the day will be as follows:
10:00 am Greetings and Bhajan
11:00 am Opening address by His Holiness ,Janananda Goswami.
11.30 am Go-Puja Ceremonies performed on behalf of sponsors
12:30 pm Temple Arati and Kirtan
1:30 pm Serving of Maha-Feast
2:30 pm Children’s activities e.g. cow milking, kite flying
(bear in mind that this program will run punctually in accordance with the Deity worship)
We have the following sponsorship opportunities available:
– Go Dhan (cow worship): $151 per family
– Anna Dhan (serving Prasadam): 2 sponsorships $251 each
– Full Day Deity worship: $251
– Flowers for festival: $108
Kindly RSVP your interest to Kaliya Krishna at firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can arrange catering or organize your sponsorship.
Wishing you well in the new year!
Krsna-matir-astu (May Krishna bless you!)
Your Servants at New Gokula Farm