Govardhan Puja veritably falls on the day after Diwali and is also veritably known as Annakut Puja. Govardhan Puja 2020 shall be famed on 15 November (Sunday).
Govardhan puja is performed by devotees of Lord Krishna. It’s believed that Lord Krishna defeated God Indra, the King of the Devas on for the time being.
It’s said that in talk in confidence to guard the residents of Gokul, Lord Krishna lifted the Govardhan Parvat alongside with his tiny finger after Lord Indra introduced about massive rains.
Tale has it that the of us of Braj role would produce huge offerings to Lord Indra to leer his blessings. Once Lord Krishna, when he used to be calm a tiny boy, wondered why one might even calm resort to appeasement, believing that Bhakti or devotion is the finest capacity to connect with divinity. Realising his level, Nanda and the brijwasis decided to total the custom of appeasing Lord Indra.
Angered at their resolution, Indra lashed the role with torrential rains and thunderstorms. To total the of us’s sufferings, Krishna lifted the Govardhan Parvat alongside with his Kanishtha or tiny finger and offered safe haven to of us and their cattle and livestock.
Having persisted alongside with his destruction for seven days and nights, on the eighth day, Lord Indra conceded defeat.
On the day of Govardhan Puja, of us cook dinner and offer around 56 dishes, known as chhappan bhog, to Lord Krishna as a trace of gratitude.
Folks also love cows on for the time being and in North India, devotees recreate Govardhan Parvat the employ of cow dung. At some stage in puja, of us offer water, fruits flower and lite diyas (earthen lamps) and incense sticks.
In Maharashtra, Govardhan Puja is famed as Bali Pratipada or Bali Padva. It’s believed that Vamana, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu obtained towards Asura King Bali and pushed Bali to paatal lok (the underworld). It’s said that ensuing from a boon given by Lord Vamana, Bali visits prithvi lok from paatal lok on for the time being.
Govardhan Puja 2020: Auspicious time
Govardhan Puja Sayankala Muhurat: 3: 19 pm to 5: 27 pm.
In spiritual texts, Govardhan Puja celebrations are performed for the duration of Pratipada Tithi of Kartik month. The Pratipada Tithi originate at 10: 36 am on 15 November and ends at 7: 06 am on 16 November.