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700 ‘mann’ edible items offered at Vadtal Swaminarayan Temple’s New Year annakoot

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Vadtal: The Yatradham Vadtal Swaminarayan Temple had organized a grand annakoototsav on the occasion of the Gujarati New Year. Approximately 700 mann (1 mann is around 20 kg) of edible items were offered to Lord Shri Lakshminarayan, Shri Harikrishna Maharaj and other deities as part of the annakoot.

Devotees turned up in large numbers throughout the day for the darshan of the annakoot.

On the occasion, chief ‘kothari’ of Vadtal Swaminarayan temple Dr Santswami said, “Several delicacies, dryfruits, fruits, biscuits, vegetables and savouries were offered to the lords. In all, around 700 mann of edibles were placed in the annakoot which was open for public viewing till 5 pm.”

Elaborating on the items, he said that around 9,000 kg sweets, 2,500 kg of ‘farsan’, 250 kg biscuits, 1,500 kg vegetables, 250 kg dry fruits  were included in the annakoot, 500 kg fruits and mukhwas were included in the annakoot.

The annakoot was prepared by 14 cooks from Rajasthan under the guidance of temple chairman Devprakashdasji Swami

Around 1,000 devotees had volunteered their services on the occasion. The prasad was later distributed to 909 temples of the Vadtal sect.

 

 

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