ANNAKOOT UTHSAVAM to be celebrated at SRI BALAJI MANDIR ,DOMBIVILI on 12-11-2011 SATURDAY between, 4.00 p.m. and 9.00 p.m.
Annakoot is celebrated in observance of the episode in Sri Krishna’s childhood, in which He gave protection to the cowherd clan of Vrindavan from the wrath of Indra and humbled Indra in that process.
The cowherds, their wives, children and cattle jubilantly surrounded Sri Krishna. They were awed by His superhuman accomplishment and celebrated Sri Krishna’s feat with a sumptuous feast. Thus began the tradition of Annakoot.
Srimad Bhagwatam says : After lifting of the huge Sri Goverdhan Parvat for continuous seven days prior to Diwali, the Lord put it back on earth & asked the citizens to worship the mountain. Sri Krishanji, then appeared in two forms. One as Sri Goverdhan hillock itself, i.e., deity to be worshiped and second as resident to offer food to Him. Thus on this day, the devotees offer their gratitude to Lord Krishna for his blessings in making their lives complete.
Here in Paschim Tirupathi Sri Balaji Mandir , Dombivili to commemorate the event , every year there is an offerings in huge quantities of various types of prasadams such as Kadambam, Sakkarai pongal and Dahibath. That apart are a mind boggling various types of sweets and savories that are offered to the Lord before being distributed to all devotees.
All devotees are requested to participate and have the blessings of HisHoliness Srimath Andavan Swamiji and Sri Padmavathi samedha Lord Sri Balaji.