Diwali brings a spring of festivals with it. Here you will read about Govardhan Puja ki Katha in detail. As the whole country enjoys the lights, crackers and festivities of Diwali. Govardhan Puja is one of the important festivals which falls on a day or two after the festival of Diwali. Govardhan puja is also known as Annakut Puja.
Govardhan Puja ki Katha | Govardhan Puja Story
Govardhan Puja is celebrated right after Diwali. It signifies the victory of Lord Krishna over Lord Indra. There are many stories connected with Govardhan Puja. Govardhan Puja is mainly celebrated in the states of Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Punjab and Maharashtra. Different states celebrate this festivals with different names and different reasons according to the significance to them. This festival is majorly focused on the prayers and pujas of God.
Govardhan Puja is also known as ‘Annakoot’. People prepare around 56 or 108 dishes and offer them to Lord Krishna. The offering of food is known as ‘bhog’. It is also known as Gudi Padwa in many regions. It is a festival to celebrate the love of husband and wife.
The festival of Govardhan Puja is celebrated to honor the deeds of Shri Krishna who saved the people of Gokul town from the anger and wrath of Lord Indra. Many people refer this festival to as Annakut/Annakoot, people celebrate Annakoot by making food pf mountain and serving it to Lord Krishna.
Govardhan Puja Date:
Govardhan Puja Date 2019: October 28
Govardhan Puja Date 2020: November 15
Govardhan Puja Date 2021: November 4
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Looking at the history of mythology of Hindus, the people of Gokul and Vrindavan used to follow Lord Indra. They used to offer him large feasts and meals and his honor. Lord Indra is considered to be the God of rains and storms. People of Gokul and Vrindavan did all this to please him for timely rainfall for their harvest. But one day Lord Krishna opposed this pratha and asked the people to worship Govardhan Parvat as Govardhan Parvat used to provide them with food and not Lord Indra. Lord Indra got very angry and showered heavily on the people of Gokul and Vrindavan. Lord Krishna then picked Govardhan Parvat on his little finger and saved all the people from the wrath and anger of Lord Indra. Lord Krishna used to believe that serving Lord Indra with so many feasts and food was a huge burden on the farmers.