Govardhan Pooja 2018 About, History, Dates, Story


Govardhan Puja Story  

About Govardhan Puja: - Goverdhan Pooja is a festival celebrated on the first day of the bright lunar cycle of the month of Kartik in Hindu calendar; next day to the grand festival of Diwali; it is celebrated to honor Mount Goverdhan & word of Lord Krishna. Legend of Srimad Bhagavat- a prominent holy Hindu scripture, that in ancient times people of Vrindavan used to worship Lord Indra for good rains which was found objectionable by Lord Krishna, hence he asked people of Vrindavan to stop this centuries-old tradition.


Goverdhan Puja History

However, Lord Indra got agitated by this action; soon a wrath was bestowed upon Vrindavan in the form of very heavy rainfall & thunders. People asked Lord Krishna to help Vrindavan to get out of this difficult time; Lord Krishna lifted Mount Govardhan on his small finger & all people of Vrindavan took shelter under Mount Goverdhan for 7 days. After 7 days Lord Indra accepted the supremacy of Lord Krishna & apologizes for his mistake. Soon after rains stopped Lord Krishna asked people to worship Mount Goverdhan as it was Mount Goverdhan who provided shelter during hard times. The main motto of Lord Krishna behind this entire incident to make people aware of the importance of nature; he asked people to worship nature i.e. preserve nature with priority. It is believed that Lord Krishna used to eat 8 items in his daily meals but for those 7 days he has not eaten his single meal so, the people offered him 56 food items on the 8th day.

Goverdhan Pooja witnesses a special pooja of Mount Goverdhan; however, people who are not able to visit Mount Goverdhan forms a model of Mount Goverdhan at their homes using cow dung, mud, etc. then it is decorated using flowers & colors. People offer special food to Lord Krishna; eating Prasad on Goverdhan Pooja is considered very auspicious & compulsory. This food is called Annakoot; in the temples, a large amount of food is prepared with a very wide variety after offering this food to Lord Krishna it is distributed among devotees. Goverdhan pooja is a very important day in the ancient calculation method as it is the first day of Vikram Samvat calendar.

Govardhan Puja 2018 Dates

Govardhan Pooja is one of the main and most celebrated festivals of India, which is celebrated after Diwali. This day is celebrated just after the next day of Diwali. Sometimes the Govardhan Puja comes after a day leaving a days gap in between.

Govardhan Puja 2018 Dates
Thursday, 08th of November 2018

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