In 2021 when is Govardhan Puja?
the 5th of November, 2021 (Friday)
Govardhan Puja Pratahkal Muhurat: 06:35:38 to 08:47:12
Duration: 2 hours, 11 minutes
Govardhan Puja Sayankal Muhurat: 15:21:53 – 17:33:27
Time needed: 2 Hours 11 Minutes
Hinduism believes Govardhan Puja to be a supremely important ceremony. This event showcases the best of humanity and environment. The Hindu Calendar highlights the celebration of Govardhan Puja or Annakoot on the first day of Shukla Paksha in the month of Kartik. The national celebration is held everywhere, but its apex occurs in the North, especially in the Vraj Bhumi region, which includes Mathura, Vrindavan, Nandgaon, Gokul, and Barsana. The locations above are relevant to the event in that they were where Lord Krishna persuaded the people of Gokul to do the Govardhan Pooja, which deflated the pride of Lord Indra.
Govardhan Puja Festival date and scripture
Govardhan Puja is observed on the first day of Shukla Paksha in the month of Kartik and is explicable as follows-
The Hindu festival Govardhan Pooja should be held on the first day of the Hindu lunar month of Kartik’s bright half. As outlined in ancient scriptures, however, there is a caveat: The moon should not appear at the hour of prayer.
If the full moon is expected to rise at the sunset on the first day of the bright half of the Hindu lunar month of Kartik, then Govardhan Puja should be performed the day before.
If it is early morning on the day of Pratipada and the moon has not yet risen, the Govardhan Puja should be performed on the same day. Otherwise, if it is not the day before Govardhan Puja, Govardhan Puja should be held.
Even if there is a moonrise later in the evening, the Pratipada date prevails up to 9 muhurat after dawn. Govardhan Puja should be held on the same day if you have a urinary tract infection.
Govardhan Puja regulations and protocol
Govardhan Puja, a festival celebrated in India, holds a special place in the lives of the citizens. It is also customary to worship the gods Lord Varuna, Indra, and Agni on this day. The Supreme Being, Godhan, who indicated the cow, Govardhan Parvat, is greatly revered on this day. The event sends a message to all of us that we must appreciate the vital resources of the natural world and act in gratitude toward our Mother Nature. Govardhan Pooja is performed by us in order to show our appreciation for the natural riches we obtain.
Govardhan Pooja is an important festival held on the day of Govardhan Pooja, in which cow dung Govardhan idols are adorned with flowers. The celebration of Govardhan Puja often takes place in the morning or the evening. During the Pooja, many things, including water, fruits, incense sticks, and offerings, are presented to Govardhan. This day also honours cows and farm animals that are frequently worshipped.
Cow dung is used to create a model of Govardhanji and a clay oil light is put in the navel. During the puja time, place milk, curd, Gangajal, honey, and crystallised sugar (bataashe) in the lamp and then share the prasad with the congregation.
After the puja, everyone takes a turn walking around the idol while proclaiming their love for Govardhan Ji. The barley is planted after water is poured from a pot and the revolution is finished by putting the barley on the ground.
It is known that Govardhan Giri is a type of God, and worshipping him on this day would make you richer, beneficial for your children, and useful for cow milk.
As Govardhan Pooja takes place, Lord Vishwakarma is adored on that day. Machines are also revered in factories and other industrial settings.
Ceremonies of Govardhan Puja
Govardhan Puja, dedicated to nature and Krishna, is an annual event. To celebrate the festival, festivities and big feasts are held at temples all across the country. Prasad, a kind of food blessed after a puja, is handed to the people.
Govardhan Parvat is of major importance since it revolves around it on the day of Govardhan Pooja. People think that they can get the blessings of Lord Krishna by initiating revolutions.
Story of Govardhan Puja
In the Vishnu Purana, the significance of Govardhan Puja has been thoroughly explained. According to legend, Lord Indra had been abusing his powers, therefore to humble him, Lord Krishna came forward. According to a storey, the residents of Gokul sang while they prepared dishes, enthusiastically. When he saw this, Bal Krishna asked Maa Yashoda whether she knew why the folks were getting ready. Mother Yashoda replied that she and her family were devoting themselves to the worship of Lord Indra. Krishna asked Yashoda why people worship Indra, and Yashoda said, “Why do you think, Krishna?” Maa Yashoda responded that they had received the good rains that they needed, along with adequate fodder for the cows and crops produced by the blessings of Lord Indra. Krishna recommended the worship of Govardhan Parvat, as he felt it would be the best way to give thanks to cows, who feast on the local grasses and shrubs, and are thus responsible for beneficial rainfalls. The residents of Gokul accepted Krishna’s context and began the puja. Upon seeing this, Lord Indra became furious and sent a downpour on Gokul as retaliation for his injury. The Gokul residents panicked when they saw the deluge. Krishna then showed off his abilities by lifting the Govardhan Parvat on his little finger and bringing all the inhabitants of Gokul under it. Seeing this, Indra made the rain heavier and more intense, yet even after seven consecutive days of severe downpour, the residents of Gokul were secure. Then, the Lord of the Sky discovered that the person he was facing was not an average individual. Upon seeing that he was opposing Lord Krishna, Lord Indra publicly apologised to Lord Krishna and proceeded to adore him. Govardhan Parvat’s roots in the public’s imagination originated here.
Revolutions on the day of Govardhan Pooja, which happens at the Govardhan Parvat, are highly important. Govardhan Parvat is located in Mathura district of Uttar Pradesh, where thousands of pilgrims come to the Govardhan Parvat every year to visit and perform rituals.
Annakoot, a festival in honour of Govardhan Puja
Temples arrange Annakoot during Govardhan Pooja celebrations. Annakoot is a combination of cereals used as a sacrifice to honour Lord Krishna. In certain locations, pearl millet khichdi is served alongside Puri. After preparing traditional sweets from milk and a variety of tasty dishes, sweets are created to present as a treat to Lord Krishna with Annakoot. After the Puja, the devotees get these dishes. At numerous temples, while the night long vigil is held to venerate Lord Krishna, people sing and dance in hopes of a good life.
May you have a joyful and successful Govardhan Puja!