SRI SRI RADHA GOVIND TEMPLE, ISKCON INDORE


Nauka Vihar (Boat Festival)

 

Every year in the summer months, the devotees at ISKCON celebrate the boat festival of Their Lordships. This festival is connected to the pastimes of Lord Krishna and Srimati Radharani, who along with their friends would enjoy boat rides on the river Yamuna in the summers.

Devotees in the temple decorate the Kailya Krishna pond with a stunning flower bed which appears as if the entire pond is made up of flowers. Their Lordships are then requested to come down to the pond while being accompanied by sankirtan. They are then taken around the pond on a boat while thousands of devotees showers flowers and
chant the Holy Names of the Lord.