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⛰️Govardhan Puja - गोवर्धन पूजा

Govardhan Puja Date: Tuesday, 14 November 2023
Govardhan Puja

Govardhan Puja is celebrated ever since Bhagwan Krishna defeated Indra, the king of heaven, by lifting the Govardhan Parvat to quench his pride.

Govardhan Parvat is also known as Giriraj Parvat.It is believed that the sage Pulastya was very impressed by the beauty of this mountain. When he wanted to lift it from Dronachal mountain and bring it along, Giriraj ji said that wherever you keep me for the first time, I will be established there.On the way, the sage put the mountain down for meditation, then he could not move it again. Angered by this, he cursed the mountain that it would decrease every day. It is believed that since that time the height of Govardhan mountain has been decreasing continuously.

The Govardhan Leela of Bhagwan Krishna is described in chapters 10, 11 and 12 of the fifth section of Vishnu Purana.

इति कृत्वा मतिं कृष्णो गोवर्धनमहीधरम् ।
उत्पाट्यैककरेणेव धारयामास लीलया ॥ [ विष्णुपुराणम्/5/11/16 ]
Meaning: Thinking like this, Shri Krishnachandra uprooted the Govardhan parvat and lifted it on one hand from Leela itself.

Method and rules of Govardhan Puja
❀ On the day of Govardhan Puja, wake up in the morning and wear clean clothes after taking a bath.
❀ On this day Govardhan parvat is made from cow dung and it is decorated with flowers.
❀ There is a law to worship the cow on this day. But at the same time the animals used for agricultural work are also worshiped.
❀ Offer kumkum, water, fruits, flowers and naivedya etc. to the Govardhan parvat made in the worship. Then light an incense lamp.
❀ After worship, circumambulate the Govardhan parvat seven times. During this, water is also dropped from the kalash while sowing barley.
❀ On this day, along with Govardhan Puja, there is a law to worship Bhagwan Krishna and Bhagwan Vishwakarma as well.

Begins TithiKartik Shukla Pratipada

गोवर्धन पूजा हिन्दी में पढ़ें

जब भगवान श्री कृष्ण ने स्वर्ग के राजा इंद्र को उनके घमंड चूर करने के लिए गोवर्धन पर्वत उठा कर पराजित किया, तब से गोवर्धन पूजा मनाई जाती है।

Importance of Govardhan Puja

Govardhan Puja has a special significance in Hinduism. It is also known as Annakoot Puja. This festival is celebrated on the next day of Deepawali. The festival of Govardhan Puja is dedicated to Giriraj Govardhan Parvat and Bhagwan Krishna.

Govardhan Puja is also important because it connects man with nature. In this, nature is worshiped in the form of Govardhan parvat. Along with this, cows are also worshiped. In Hinduism, the cow is considered a sacred animal and a form of Devi Lakshmi. This festival also shows the importance of cows along with nature. The person who worships Govardhan Puja with full rituals increases his wealth, children, prosperity and happiness.

Related Information

Futures Dates
2 November 202422 October 202511 November 202630 October 2027
Frequency
Yearly / Annual
Duration
1 Days
Begins Tithi
Kartik Shukla Pratipada
Ends Tithi
Kartik Shukla Pratipada
Months
October / November
Imp Places
Barsana, Mathura, Vrindavan, Braj Pradesh, Shri Krishna Temple, Shrinathji Temple Nathdwara, ISKCON Temple, Home, Lord Shri Krishna Temple
Past Dates
26 October 2022, 5 November 2021
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