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Annakut festival observed in Mumbai’s Swaminarayan temple, thousands of devotees join celebrations (VIDEO)

The Annakut festival is celebrated on the first lunar day of Shukla Paksha, which falls just a day after Deepawali.

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New Delhi: Annakut Puja, also known as Govardhan Puja is one of the major festivals of Hindus, which falls just a day after Diwali. The popular Hindu festival was celebrated with full fervor & gaiety across the country on Wednesday.

In Mumbai, the Swaminarayan Temple was swarmed by thousands of devotees as they thronged the premises for celebrating the popular Hindu festival.

The celebrations at Swaminarayan Temple assume more significance as it coincides with the centenary celebrations of Param Pujya Pramukh Swami Maharaj, the founder of Akshardham temple.

Annakut festival - Mumbai

Pramukh Swami Maharaj was a highly revered Hindu saint who made immense contributions to the growth & expansion of the Sanatan Dharma.

The temple, situated in Mumbai’s Dadar was fully illuminated on the occasion while the devotees lined up in long queues to get a glimpse of the Lord Krishna.

Speaking to press, the temple priest informed that more than 1200 food items were served to the God and everything was made inside the complex.

The lavish spread of offerings to God made the evening delightful & memorable for visitors, as they were amazed at the scale of devotion at Mumbai’s Swaminarayan Temple.

The Annakut festival is celebrated on the first lunar day of Shukla Paksha, which falls just a day after Deepawali.

The festival was also celebrated at a wide scale in the refurbished Kashi Vishwanath Temple. An elaborate list of 56 dishes including rice, lentils & Banarasi Paan was prepared & offered to the Lord Vishwanath. An offering of 6 quintal ladoos was also made.

In the adjoining Kashi Annapurna temple, about 121 quintals of raw & cooked food was offered to Maa Annapurna.

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