Govardhan Puja 2021: Date, Auspicious Time And Its Significance!
Every year, everyone waits for the festival of Diwali. There is a new festival on each day of the five-day celebrations of Deepotsav. It starts with
Every year, everyone waits for the festival of Diwali. There is a new festival on each day of the five-day celebrations of Deepotsav. It starts with Dhanteras, Narak Chaudas (Choti Diwali), Diwali, and Govardhan Puja, and ends with Bhai Dooj. The festival of lights is celebrated with great charm and enthusiasm with the worshipping of Goddess Lakshmi and the return of Lord Rama with Mata Sita and Lakshman. But the next day, the celebrations for Govardhan Puja begins, and on this day, Lord Krishna is worshipped. This year Govardhan Puja will fall on 5th November, Friday. This festival is celebrated on the first day of Shukla Paksha, which means in the month of Kartik on Pratipada. This festival is considered as the festival of affection and trust between humans and nature. The auspicious time for worshipping is between 5:28 AM to 7:55 AM. There is an evening Muhurta also that falls between 5:16 PM to 5: 43 PM. There is a custom or tradition of worshipping Lord Krishna by making Govardhan Dev from Cow dung. Then these small hills are adorned with flowers and worshipped with Kumkum. People take Parikrama around the cow dung mountains. It is also called Annakoot Puja. On this day, Bhog or food cooked out of cereals, like wheat, rice, curry made of leafy vegetables and gram flour is offered to Lord Krishna. The idol of Lord Krishna is bathed with milk and then adorned with beautiful clothes and jewelry. It is then worshipped while reciting aarti. Annakoot is distributed among the family members. Special arrangements are done in the temples. Govardhan Puja-day is also celebrated as Bali Padva or Bali Pratipada in Maharashtra. In Gujarat, this day also coincides with the day of Gujarati New Year.