A Hindu Community Celebrates Prabhu Jagat Bandhu

On July 15th, 2015 a community of Hindu remembered Prabhu Jagat Bandhu on his birth anniversary celebration at Bangladesh Hindu Mandir, a Hindu temple in Elmhurst, NY.

A lady who went there said that the celebration started at 7:00 pm and ended at 9:30 pm. Two or three priests arranged the veneration. They had decorated the entire room with flowers. The Gods’ idols were offered fruits, flowers, and foods. According to Hindus, these fruits and foods are called Prasad (sacred offerings).

The priests were worshiping the Gods by singing Kirtans, songs which are sung to respect the Gods. They talked about the great deeds of Prabhu Jagat Bandhu, a religious saint who spent his life singing Kirtans of Lord Krishna and Chaitanya.

Many people were part of this celebration. They were attentive to the priests when they spoke about Jagat Bandhu. After the veneration, everybody went to have the Prasad.

An authority and one of the trustees of the temple said, “It is one of the greatest occasions of Hindu religion.”

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