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Hindola Utsav at Hindu Mandir of Lake County

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GRAYSLAKE, IL – More than a hundred devotees came together amongst great grandeur and splendor to celebrate the Jhoola /Hindola Utsav at the Hindu Mandir of Lake County. The event held on July 24, saw good attendance but all Covid-19 protocols were strictly followed.

Most of the devotees came with their family deities for this event. The temple priest Pt. Anil Joshi Ji welcomed their deities with all the Vedic honor and Swagat Mantras at the main entrance.

Pt. Joshi Ji in his brief discourse said that the origin of Hindola Utsav goes back to Dwapar Yuga of around 5000 years ago. Ma Yashoda and Gopis swayed Lord Krishna on a decorated swing and offered homemade juices and fruits to make Him and his friends relaxed because they came home after grazing cows in the forest in the hot summertime. This event indicates the divine joy of rocking the almighty Lord Krishna for His pleasure. The back and forth motion symbolizes the desire of getting away from the mundane worries of worldly life and realizing eternal bliss.

He further explained the logic behind bringing everyone’s family deity to temple is not only to make their deities participate in the Hindola event but also instill in their mind the idea that wherever they go they should take their God’s presence with them.

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