Govardhan Puja 2023 Date – Deepavali is one of the greatest and most gladly celebrated Hindu festival; it is a five day celebration with every day belongings its self importance. Govardhan pooja or Annakoot puja, as it is mainly known, happens a day after Diwali and the 1st 3 days of the five day festivity are about praying for wealth, prosperity and well being, the 4th day or Govardhan Pooja is about thanking our deities for their blessings and helpfulness. In a way we can say that the festival of Diwali which is contemplate to be a 5-day festival is celebrate as Dhanteras on the 1st day, followed by Choti Diwali, then Diwali, followed by Govardhan Puja and then on the 5th day Bhai Dooj.
Govardhan Puja 2023 Date
Every year the festival of Govardhan Puja is celebrate on the Pratipada date of Shukla Paksha of Kartik month and on the second day of Deepawali. It is consider one of the major festivals of Hindus. On this day, people worship by making the shape of Govardhan mountain, cow, calf etc. from cow dung. He inspire the Gokul residents to perform Govardhan Puja to remove the ego of Devraj Indra. Therefore, this festival has been consider as a part of a Leela in many pastimes of Lord Krishna. Know from Delhi’s Acharya Gurmeet Singh ji about the date, worship method, rules and importance of Govardhan Puja.
Why is Govardhan Puja celebrated?
Govardhan Pooja hails the victory of Lord Krishna over Lord Indra where Lord Krishna rescued the people of Gokul from the rang of Lord Indra with the help of Govardhan Parvat.
As the genuine has it, people of Vrindavan revered Lord Indra in the rainy season for a abundant harvest. Lord Krishna educate everyone in his village the significance of conserving nature for plentiful rainfall and fought against Lord Indra who brought heavy rains to the village and protected everyone under the ferocious Govardhan mountain. So, the importance of Govardhan puja.
In Gujarat, this day remembers for the celebration of Gujarati New Year whereas in Maharashtra, Govardhan Pooja is remember as ‘Bali Padva’ or ‘Bali Pratipada’. Legends propose that Vamana, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu beat Bali and thrust him to ‘Patala Loka’, so it is trust that King Bali visits the earth on this day. This festival is also remember as ‘Vishwakarma Day’ in many parts of the country where people worship their tools and equipment’s.
Govardhan Puja 2023 Date And Muhurat
- This year Govardhan Puja will be celebrate on Wednesday 26 October 2023
- Pratipada date starts – Tuesday, October 25 at 04:18 pm
- Pratipada date ends – Wednesday 26 October at 02:42 pm
- Auspicious time for worship – October 26 from 06:29 to 08:43
Govardhan Puja Vidhi and Rules
- On the day of Govardhan Puja, wake up in the morning and wear clean clothes after taking bath.
- On this day Govardhan mountain is make from cow dung and it is decorate with flowers.
- There is a law to worship the cow on this day. But at the same time the animals use for agricultural work are also worship.
- Offer Kumkum, water, fruits, flowers and naivedya etc. to the Govardhan mountain made in the worship. Then light an incense lamp.
- After worship, circumambulate the Govardhan mountain seven times. During this, water is also dropper from the urn while sowing barley.
- On this day, along with Puja, there is a law to worship Lord Krishna and Lord Vishwakarma as well.
How To Do Govardhan, Annakut Puja at Home?
Govardhan Puja is remember with greatest loyalty in Mathura and Gokul. ‘Govardhan Parvat’, the crusade site in Braj is visit by thousands of devotees where they offer food to the mountain after doing the ‘Parikrama ‘ of an eleven mile path around the mountain and offering flowers to the many shrines situate there. Annakoot, as its name shows, means mountain of food. Its preparation shapes an integral part of Govardhan celebrations. The temples of Lord Krishna all over the country are adorner and this festival is remember with Bhajan recitals.