Govardhan Puja is done on the next day of Diwali i.e. Diwali. It is also known as Annakoot. On the day of Govardhan Puja, there is a law to worship Lord Krishna, Govardhan Parvat and cows.
According to Hindu calendar, Govardhan Puja is done every year on Pratipada date of Shukla Paksha of Kartik month. According to the Gregorian calendar, in the year 2020, Govardhan Puja is being celebrated today, November 15, Sunday. Govardhan Puja is said to have great importance. Since ancient times, Shri Krishna, who holds the Govardhan mountain on his little finger, is being worshiped.
Method of Govardhan Puja
On the day of Godavardhan Puja, wake up in Brahma Muhurta after applying oil on the body and take a clean cloth after bathing.
- Now pay attention to your deity and then make cow cow dung in front of the main door of the house with cow dung.
- Now decorate this mountain with plants, tree branches and flowers. Do apply a sprig of unadulterated cow on the cow.
- Now offer Roli, Kumkum, Akshat and flowers on the mountain.
Why celebrate Govardhan Puja?
There is an ancient legend related to Govardhan Puja. Once Lord Shri Krishna asked the Gokul residents to worship Govardhan instead of worshiping Indradev. Earlier, the people of Gokul used to worship Indradev as their favorite. Lord Krishna told the Gokul residents that it is due to Mount Govardhan that their animals get fodder to eat. It is due to Govardhan Parvat that it rains in Gokul. Therefore, worship of Mount Govardhan should be done in place of Indradev.