CHENNAI: Vallabhacharya Vidya Sabha, in association with Vaishnav Vanik Samaj and Vallabhacharya Vidya Mahila Mandir, organised a one-day programme, Kamala Ekadesi (ekadashi falling in the month of July) on Sunday to highlight the contribution of saint Vallabhacharya, and his emphasis on environment as portrayed in Lord Krishna’s life.
The programme saw the installation of three idols — of Shrinathji, a form of Lord Krishna, Goddess Yamuna and Vallabha Acharya — on the DG Vaishnav College campus. The procession of Shrinath idol called Gokul to Govardhan, commenced at 8 am with a gho pooja near the Gopalakrishna idol on the college campus.
Eight four Vaishanavas, followers of Vallabha Acharya, carried the Vallabha Acharya idol, and 48 women extolling the greatness of river Yamuna, carried water pots and the Goddess Yamuna idol, which was installed at the Godhavari Block. Speaking to CE, M Venkat Ramanan, principal of D G Vaishnav College said, “From today, regular prayers will be offered to the Srinath idol. There will be annual celebration of this day, where 108 varieties of food, that is milk products, fruits and nuts, etc., will be offered to gods. Now, the premises has turned into a place of sanctity since the idol of Lord Srinath has been installed here,” he added.