6 November 2010 (VS 2066) Saturday, Gondal; Annakut Festival
Annually the annakut festival is celebrated in all Hindu mandirs throughout the world. Every year Swamishri celebrates this festival in Gondal. A grand feast of a variety of vegetarian foods was arranged before the deities in the mandir and Akshar Deri. Swamishri arrived in Akshar Deri at 11.00 a.m., sang a thal and performed arti. Thereafter Swamishri came to Thakorji in the mandir, where the students of Gondal Gurukul had commenced singing thals. More than 150 devotees were seated beneath the mandir dome before the deities and 250 devotees and sadhus were seated in the mandir pradakshina viewing the bhakti rituals on close circuit TV. After singing five thals Swamishri performed Govardhan puja and arti. Thereafter Swamishri blessed all.