Govardhan Puja: When will Govardhan Puja be celebrated on 13 or 14 November? know here...


On the next day of Diwali, the Annakoot festival i.e. Govardhan Puja is celebrated on Kartik Shukla Pratipada. On this day, bhog and naivedya are prepared and offered to God, which is called 'Chhappan Bhog'. It is believed that by celebrating the Govardhan festival a person gets long life and health. With this poverty is destroyed. On this day, Mother Cow is also worshiped along with Lord Krishna.


Giving information, Pandit Uday Shankar Bhatt, a resident of Dehradun, the capital of Uttarakhand, said that Govardhan Puja has been mentioned under Shrimad Bhagwad Geeta, in which it is told that Pareva Puja is performed on the next day of Diwali, but this time Pareva is performed after a day i.e. on 14th. Therefore, this time Govardhan Puja will be performed on 14th November. He said that the auspicious time for Govardhan Puja will be from 6.43 am to 8.52 am and the total duration of the puja will be 2 hours 9 minutes.

What is the belief of Govardhan Puja?
Pandit Uday Shankar Bhatt said that the story of Govardhan Puja is mentioned in Srimad Bhagavad Geeta. It is said that Lord Shri Krishna had asked people to worship Govardhan Mountain instead of worshiping Indra because Govardhan Mountain used to provide everything for the upbringing of cows and farmers. Before this, people used to worship Indra, the god of rain. Lord Shri Krishna told people in his childhood that the people of Gokul get fodder for their animals from Govardhan Mountain. Govardhan Mountain stops the clouds and causes rain, which improves agriculture. Therefore Govardhan should be worshiped and not Lord Indra. When Devraj Indra came to know about this, he considered it an insult and then in anger started raining heavily on the people of Braj.

Lord Shri Krishna had shattered Indra's pride
After this, Lord Shri Krishna saved all the Gokul residents from the wrath of Indra by lifting the Govardhan mountain on his little finger (Kanika) to break the pride of Indra. When Gokul residents took shelter under Govardhan Mountain to escape the wrath of Indra, Gokul residents prepared 56 offerings and offered them to Shri Krishna, who remained safe under Govardhan Mountain for a week. Pleased with this, Shri Krishna blessed the people of Gokul that he would always protect the people of Gokul and from then onwards Govardhan Puja started being performed.


Perform Govardhan Puja with this method
1- Rub oil on the body in the morning and take a bath.
2- Make the shape of Govardhan with cow dung on the main door of the house.
3- With this, make Govardhan a mountain of cow dung. Also draw shapes of cowherd hair, trees and plants nearby.
4- Place the idol of Lord Krishna in the middle.
5- After this, worship Shri Krishna, Gwal-Baal and Govardhan Mountain in the Shodashopachar method.
6- Offer dishes and Panchamrit to them.
7- Listen to the story of Govardhan Puja and at the end distribute Prasad to everyone.

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