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Devotees performing Puja of a decorated cow at Amhalla Goushala on the occasion of Gopashtami on Tuesday. – Excelsior/Rakesh

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, November 1: Gopashtami – the festival dedicated to Lord Krishna and cows, was celebrated here today with reverence and religious fervor.
People worshiped cows by garlanding them and cleaning their feet in addition to offering special fodder. Large numbers of devotees, especially women, were seen visiting nearby stables to offer special fodder and perform rituals associated with Gopashtami.
On the occasion, a special function was organized by Jammu and Kashmir Gau Raksha Samiti at Ambphalla Goushala under the chairmanship of Raj Kumar Gupta.
The program started with Goupujan, which was followed by Havan, Satsang, congratulatory ceremony and Bhandara. Raj Kumar Gupta shed light on the history and relevance of Gopashtami, which is celebrated to mark the occasion when Lord Krishna’s father, Nand Maharaj, entrusted him with the responsibility of serving the mother cow.
The Gopashtami festival was also celebrated with reverence and cheerfulness at the sacred Trimurti Gaushala Gurah Pattan shrine. The special cow worship was performed by Mahant Yashpal of Baba Ballo Ji Devsthan Mathwar. A large number of cow worshipers participated in the worship. Former Minister Choudhary Sukhnandan also paid tribute on the occasion.
Trimurti Gaushala has around 40 cows whose care is taken care of by the Trimurti Gaushala Committee headed by President Ravi Kumar Verma, President Gopal Sharma, Secretary General Parshotam Sharma, Sevadar Dr Rahul Sharma, Sonu Sharma, Kar Chib, Bishan Dass , Bola Ram, Bhushan Kumar, Ashwani Sharma and others were also present on the occasion. Ravi Kumar Verma said that the Gaushala committee does not accept cash or account donations only fodder etc. for cows.

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