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Mayapur is not just about Rathayatra, it is also about Dol

Mayapur ISKCON does not celebrate Dol with colours, rather it is done with the Abhishek of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. However, the Dol Utsav of Mayapur is an extensive festival that is celebrated through different ceremonies over a period of one month. This year was special with Maha Abhishek of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu that occurs once in every 5 years. 

Around 10,000 foreign devotees from more than 90 countries of the world participated in this grand festival. The Abhishek took place on a 8 and a half feet idol of Mahaprabhu that weighed 2.5 tonnes. Almost 500 litres of milk, honey and fruit juice were used. A Parikrama was organised that went on for a week in different parts of Nabadwip.