According to Hindu Panchang, the festival of Govardhan Puja (Govardhan Puja 2020) is celebrated on the Pratipada of Shukla Paksha of Kartik month. On this day, people worship Govardhan God by drawing a picture of Govardhan Parvat with cow dung in the courtyard of the house.
Govardhan Puja is performed on the second day of Diwali. This year Govardhan Puja is on 15 November 2020. According to Hindu Panchang, the festival of Govardhan Puja is celebrated on the Pratipada of the Shukla Paksha of Kartik month. On this day, worship of Govardhan and cow has special significance. On this day, people worship Govardhan God by drawing a picture of Govardhan Parvat with cow dung in the courtyard of the house. Let’s know why Govardhan Puja is done, what is its method and what is the auspicious time of worship this year.
Auspicious time for Govardhan Puja
Date- Kartik month Shukla Paksha Pratipada (15 November 2020)
Govardhan Pooja Evening Time – 3:00 pm to 17:00 pm
Pratipada Date Start – 10:36 am (15 November 2020)
Pratipada date ends – 07:05 AM (16 November 2020)
Govardhan Puja Vidhi
-Make a bath by rubbing oil on the body.
- Draw the shape of Govardhan with cow dung at the main entrance of the house.
-Create Gobardhan mountain of cow dung, make Gwal Baal, trees and plant shape nearby.
Put a statue of Lord Krishna in the middle.
After this, worship Shodashopchar of Lord Krishna, Gwal-Bal and Govardhan Parvat.
Offer pakwan and panchamrit.
Listen to the story of Govardhan Puja and finally distribute Prasad.
Legend of Govardhan Puja
There is a legend about Govardhan Puja. Lord Krishna had asked people to worship Govardhan Parvat instead of worshiping Indra, although earlier people used to worship Indra, the god of rain. Lord Krishna told the people that Gokul residents get fodder for animals from Mount Govardhan. The Govardhan mountain stops the clouds and makes them rain, which improves agriculture. Therefore Govardhan should be worshiped and not Indra. When Devraj Indra came to know about this, he considered it his insult and then started torrential rain on the Brajwasis in anger.
In order to break Indra’s pride, Lord Krishna lifted the Govardhan mountain on his little finger and saved the entire Gokul residents from Indra’s anger. When the Gokul residents took shelter under Govardhan Parvat to escape the wrath of Indra, then Gokul residents made 56 bhog and offered it to Shri Krishna. Pleased with this, Shri Krishna blessed the people of Gokul that he will always protect the people of Gokul. (Disclaimer: The information and information given in this article is based on general information.
Source Information-India News