Govardhan Puja

Govardhan Puja

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  • Govardhan Puja 2019 is on October 28, Monday.
  • Govardhan Puja Sayankala Muhurat - 03:26 PM to 05:40 PM
  • Did you Know: Govardhan is one of the important festivals for Vaishnavas.

Govardhan Puja, it is a Hindu festival. This festival is performed on the next day of Deepawali, Govardhan Puja. This festival is also known as Annakoot. This festival is celebrated by most Hindu sects throughout India and abroad. In this festival, Lord Shri Krishna prepares and offers a wide variety of vegetarian food on a large scale. It is one of the important festivals for Vaishnavas. This day recalls the incident in the Bhagavata Purana when Lord Krishna raised the Govardhan hill to save the villagers of Vrindavan from torrential rains.

God is remembered on this day as a ritual, To seek refuge in God, renew their faith. This festival has great importance in Indian folk life. Human connection with nature is seen in this festival. This festival has its own belief and folklore.

When the Brijwasi did not worship the God Indra at the behest of Shri Krishna, Indra had showered rage on the Brijwasi with anger. When Krishna lifted the Govardhan mountain on his little finger for seven days to avoid the torrential rain of the Brijwasi, and the gop-gopiyain lived happily in his shadow. On the seventh day, the Lord laid down Govardhan and ordered him to celebrate Annakoot by worshiping Govardhan every year. Indra then apologized to Lord Krishna and from then on the festival started to be celebrated as Annakoot.

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