In what has become an annual event, ISKCON Baroda organized a “Vishnu Yajna” on the temple grounds in front of the Sri Sri Radha Shyamsundar Mandir, here on Thursday, January 1, 2015, that coincided with Putrada ekadashi.
The yajna commenced at 10:00 am, and was conducted by the disciples of the late Nilkanth Vaishampayana Shastri, a Maharashtrian “Krishnayajurvedi” brahmana, who before he left this world, used to conduct the yajna as the chief priest.
“Aahutis”, offerings of ghee and grains, were made to Lord Vishnu while reciting His various names.
The actual yajna — fire sacrifice — attracted hundreds of participants and viewers.
Later on, “phalaahaari” (non-grain) prasad meals (bhojan) was distributed to hundreds of attendees and even more who came just for the tasty prasad!
The program was organized by ISKCON Baroda Vice President Nityananda Ram Das, with the help of ISKCON Baroda head pujari, Seva Vilas Das. The main sponsor of the yajna was Sri Shivlal Goyal, a prominent industrialist here at Baroda, who hails from Hariyana. His entire family, including his elderly parents, and his brothers and their families came specially from New Delhi to attend the yajna.
News by Basu Ghosh Prabhu (ACBSP)
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