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Annakut festival observed at Agartala Jagganath temple
By Our Correspondent, 08/11/2018, Agartala

Agartala on Thursday celebrated 'Annakut', the festival of food. The festival is celebrated on the day following Diwali, the first Lunar night of the shukla paksha of the Hindu month of Karthik. The disciples of Lord Sri Krishna celebrated the day at Jagannath temple and offered 108 types of food to lord.

The Jagannaath Temple heads said, "For Annakut a mountain of food is decorated symbolizing Govardhan Mountain said to be lifted by Lord Krishna to save the people from the wrath of Lord Indra, the demigod in charge of rain."

They also said that Hindus allover the world celebrate this day by preparing hundreds of different food dishes and taking them to temples to offer to the gods.


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