Hare Krishna Golden Temple, Hyderabad:
Hare Krishna Golden Temple, Hyderabad celebrated Panihati Chida-dahi Mahotsav (The festival of honouring chipped rice and yogurt) at its premises at Road #12, Banjara Hills on June 15, 2019. Many devotees and distinguished personalities from all parts of the twin cities participated in the celebrations that started at 5 p.m.
The festivities included a grand abhisheka to Sri Nitai Gauranga with panchamrita (milk, curd, honey, ghee, and sweetened water), ecstatic Harinam sankirtan, pravachan, maha mangala-arati and a delicious feast.
Chida-dahi Mahotsav is an occasion to remember how the Lord mercifully reciprocated with His devotees by arranging, through Sri Nityananda Prabhu and Sri Raghunatha dasa Gosvami, to provide an ecstatic feast of yogurt and chipped rice along with various other nectarine foodstuffs.
Panihati Chida-dahi Mahotsav was celebrated at Hare Krishna Movement, Ahmedabad on June 15, 2019. The festival began with pallakki utsav of Sri Sri Nitai Gauranga, followed by panchamrita abhisheka at the Madhav Kund and then nauka vihar (boat ride) in the Kund. Mahaprasadam was distributed from the boat. The festival concluded with shayana utsav.