The Panihati Chida-dahi Utsava is celebrated to commemorate the meeting of Srila Raghunatha dasa Gosvami with Sri Nityananda Prabhu for the first time in a village named Panihati near Kolkata in West Bengal. This festival is also known as Danda Mahotsava (the Festival of Punishment). It is celebrated on the thirteenth day of the bright moon in the month of Jyeshta (May-June). To this day, pilgrims visit Panihati to celebrate the Chida-dahi festival.
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Panihati Chida-Dahi Celebrations
Resident devotees in ISKCON Mangalore will conduct the festival. The devotees shall also offer special prayers to Sri Sri Nitai Gauranga for the protection of all the devotees and for the welfare of the world.
A unique opportunity to participate in the festival:
Click here to offer your seva on this auspicious day, we invite you to sponsor these sevas and receive the blessings of Sri Nitai Gauranga.
You may also cook a special Chida-dahi feast for Sri Sri Nitai Gauranga. Here is the recipe for Chida-dahi in different flavours.