'Annakut' At ISKCON On The Occasion Of Govardhan Puja
Large number of foodstuffs arranged at the Iskcon in Mayapur on Friday on the occasion of Govardhan Puja. The Govardhan puja is done as Lord Krishna instructed Nanda Maharaj perform it as an honor to the Govardhan hill by preparing various foodstuffs to offer him. As per Lord Krishna’s instruction on this day the devotees gives charity to brahmanas and decorate the cows and feed them. The ceremony of offering various foodstuffs to the Govardhan is also called Annakuta festival. ISKCON temples across the world celebrate Govardhan puja annually by decorating and worshipping mountains of foodstuff which symbolize Govardhan mountain. Picture by PRANAB DEBNATH
Lorry Crushed On Road Side Tree, 3 Died On Spot
Three persons were killed and at least ten others were injured when a lorry heading towards Majhdia lost control and ramned on to a road side tree after hitting a mini truck on Krishnanagar -Majhdia road near Sandhya Math para on Friday evening. All the victims were residents of Swarnakhali village in Majhdia, who were returning after attending a programme in Krishnanagar. The accident occurred at about 6.45 in the evening, when the Majhdia bound lorry hit a mini truck first after loosing control and then rammed onto the tree killing three persons on the spot. Local people started rescue operation and also called police. The injured persons were taken to Saktinagar district hospital. Picture by PRANAB DEBNATH.