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Coming Date Goverdhan Puja2012

Govarghan Pujaja is Coming on 14 November 2012 and this day also Coming Childrens Day,Javaharlal nehru Jayanti and WDo Day.

About Goverdhan Puja

Govardhan Puja is a festival to worship Lord Krishna and Mount Govardhan popularly known as Govardhan Parvat. It is widely celebrated in the northern part of India. This is the fourth day of Diwali and is celebrated in commemoration of lifting the mountain Govardhan by Lord Krishna on his finger tip. This puja is performed with great zeal and enthusiasm and in the states of Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. In this pooja, there is a tradition of building cow dung hillocks, which symbolize the Mount Govardhan, the mountain which was once lifted by Lord Krishna. After making such hillocks people decorate them with flowers and then worship them. They move in a circle all round the cow dung hillocks and offer prayers to Lord Govardhan. Read on this article to explore more about the Govardhan Puja.

Goverdhan Puja Celebration in Mathura

The Govardhan Puja festival is celebrated to worship Lord Krishna and commemorate the occasion of his lifting the Govardhan mountain on his little finger as mentioned in Hindu epics.
On this day, the devotees offer food to Krishna and also pray to him. There is a tradition of building cow dung or stone hillock that symbolise the Govardhan mountain which is then decorated with flowers and worshipped by the people. The people also move in a circle around the hillock and offer prayers.
‘Every year these Annakut (Goverdhan) prayers are held and this day is of immense importance,’ said Vedant Narayan Goswami, a priest.
Foreigners and followers of Lord Krishna also arrived here to witness this spectacular and colourful festival.
‘It’s very nice to be here and this is my first time to Giriraj. I had heard so many great things about Giriraj but had never been here, so it’s good to see,’ said a Lord Krishna devotee from abroad.
Legend has it that Lord Krishna dissuaded the people of Gokul from worshipping the rain god, Lord Indra at the end of every monsoon season.
This angered Indra, who brought about a rainstorm to frighten the people but, Lord Krishna lifted the whole of Govardhan mountain (in Mathura) for seven days, and saved the people from the wrath of Indra.
Humbled, Indra became a follower of Krishna. It is believed that Lord Krishna spent his childhood in Brij and the region dotted with temples dedicated to perhaps the most appealing Hindu deity worldwide, is considered sacred by Krishna devotees.

Goverdhan Puja Rituls and Legends

According to Hindu mythology the people of Gokul used to celebrate a sacrificial festival in honor of Indra Dev (the lord of rain). They worshiped Indra Dev at the end of every monsoon. But one particular year the young Krishna stopped them from offering prayers and sacrifice to Lord Indra who in terrific anger sent a deluge to submerge Gokul. People were afraid that the downpour was a result of their neglect of Indra. But Krishna assured them that no harm would fall on them. He lifted Mount Govardhan with his little finger and sheltered men and animals from the rain. This gave him the nick-name Govardhandhari. After this, Indra accepted the supremacy of Lord Krishna.

'Govardhan' is a small hillock situated at 'Braj', near Mathura. The legends in 'Vishnu Puraan' have it that the people of Gokul used to worship and offer prayer to Lord Indra for the rains because they believed that it was he who sent rains for their welfare but Lord Krishna told them that it was Mount Govardhan (Govardhan Paevat) and not Lord Indra who caused rains therefore they should worship the former and not the latter. People did the same and it made Lord Indra so furious that the people of Gokul had to face very heavy rains as a result of his anger. Then Lord Krishna came forward to ensure their security and after performing worship and offering prayers to Mount Govardhan lifted it as an umbrella on the little finger of his right hand so that everyone could take shelter under it. After this event Lord Krishna was also known as Giridhari or Govardhandhari.
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