All glories to Sri Guru and Sri Gauranga

Govardhan Mass Prasadam Distribution

on the parikrama marga during Sri Govardhan Puja

Srila Sridhar Swami Seva Ashram

November 2nd and 3rd 2005

Pictures and captions by Kamal Krishna Prabhu
The home of Om Prakash Prabhu, a Brajabasi disciple of Srila Gurudev who yearly lends his home, farm, and front yard to Nitya Hari Prabhu of USA and his team to facilitate this event.
A view of Om Prakash Prabhu's back yard, where the cooking began the night before Govardhan Puja and continued constantly throughout the following day.
The fields of Om Prakash Prabhu's farm seen from the outdoor kitchen area.
Charan Krsna Prabhu, ready to serve.
Local cows rest under a tree near the kitchen.
A view of Govardhan Hill from Om Prakash Prabhu's front yard, where the distribution tent was set up.
Putting finishing touches on the tent prior to the initial flood of pilgrims.
The crew assembled and ready for action.
Over the course of the serve out, efficient teamwork developed between the Brajabasis who helped and the group of devotees headed by Nitya Hari Prabhu who travelled from the USA especially to put on the event.
Serve out started at 8:30 a.m. and it didn't take long for the pilgrims performing Govardhan parikrama to notice and flock to the prasadam tent.
Pilgrims were so eager to obtain the prasadam that the situation turned quite rowdy. Half the serve-out tables were flipped over to create a barricade against the onslaught of hungry people. Crowd control duty was necessary during peak hours of the day.
Nitya Hari Prabhu, the organiser of this annual Prasadam Distribution Programme, (which has now run for the sixth consecutive year) speaks of the glories of our Sri Guru Varga.

The first batch of books brought to the programme were gone within half an hour of setting up the book table.
Om Prakash Prabhu, whose home at the foot of Govardhan Hill helps make this event possible, takes a break from the tiring work of serving thousands of eager pilgrims.

Counting by the number of leaf bowls used, over 20,000 servings of prasadam were distributed over the course of two days.

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