Celebrations of festivals are common in Hindu temple. Diwali and New Year (It is called Bestu Varas) are major festivals. Different type of rituals can be performed on each Hindu festival. The Ankot ceremony is a time for the worshippers to offer food to Lord Vishnu. Devotees make all types of delicious food that offered to Lord Vishnu called Ankot. Ankot can only celebrate once in a year in Hindu temples.
Celebrations of Ankot Mahotsav
Oct. 19, 2009, Monday, 1st day of New Year Samvat 2066, Ankot was celebrated at Shri Devendra Naginbhai Patel’s house Gorel. There is a reason why Ankot was celebrated in house. 50 years ago Shri Jethabhai Motibhai Patel (Gorel) went to Mahi River. He found Murti (statue) of Lord Shree Vishnu at Mahi River Gokadia Pat (name of river bank). He accepted that Murti as blessing of GOD and made Murti Pratistha at his home. Since that day he and his family (Shri Jethabhai Motibhai Patel and their sons Bhanubhai, Arunbhai, Naginbhai, vinodbhai) celebrates each festivals, rituals, aarti and pooja the way it celebrates in temple. He made his home as temple. You can find how they celebrate Ankot at Devendra Naginbhai Patel’s house Gorel.