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Govardhan Puja 2020: Date, Significance, Celebration, Puja vidhi and Muhurat Time

The festival of Govardhan Puja is celebrated on the next day of Diwali. This year, it is being celebrated on November 15. On this day, devotees worship the Govardhan Parvat (Mount Govardhan) and Lord Krishna, who is also known as Govardhan dhari, and seek blessings and prosperity in their house.

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New Delhi Published on: November 14, 2020 10:00 IST
Govardhan Puja 2020: Date, Significance, Celebration, Puja vidhi and Muhurat Time
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Govardhan Puja 2020: Date, Significance, Celebration, Puja vidhi and Muhurat Time

The festival of Govardhan Puja is celebrated on the next day of Diwali. This year, it is being celebrated on November 15. Govardhan Puja is also called Annakut Puja and is marked with immense joy and gaiety in Hindu households. On this day, devotees worship the Govardhan Parvat (Mount Govardhan) and Lord Krishna, who is also known as Govardhan dhari, and seek blessings and prosperity in their house. The marks the fourth day of the five-day long Diwali festivities. However, this time it has fallen on the third as Choti Diwali aka Narak Chaturdashi and Diwali are being celebrated on the same day.

Govardhan Puja 2020: Festival Date

As per the Hindu calendar, the date of Govardhan Puja festival varies every year. This time, Govardhan Puja will be celebrated on 13th November 2020.

Govardhan Puja 2020: Significance

According to the scriptures, Govardhan Puja is celebrated to mark the victory of Lord Krishna over Lord Indra. The story claims that the villagers of Vrindawan used to offer numerous meals to Lord Indra who is the God of rain and storm to ensure that Lord Indra keeps blessing them with timely rainfall and good harvest. When Lord Krishna raised his voice against the practice as he found it unfair, Indra Dev found it offensive, Krishna proposed the villagers to feed their own families instead of investing on the gods. This angered Indra Dev and expressed the same in form of endless rain and thunderstorm. The rain continued for days when Krishna lift the Govardhan Parvat (Mountain) to save the lives of the villagers. Krishna lifted the mountain for seven days on his tiny finger.

Seeing everything, Lord Indra finally bowed down in front of Krishna and ended the storm. Since then, Govardhan Puja is performed and women cook numerous Indian dishes including halwa, ladoos, mishri and peda dedicated to Krishna.

Govardhan Puja 2020: Puja/ Muhurat Time

Govardhan Puja Muhurta: 03:18 to 05:27

Duration: 2 hours 8 minutes

Govardhan Puja 2020: Puja Vidhi

People prepare 56 or 108 kinds of meals cooked with wheat, rice, gram flour on Govardhan Puja. The Vegetarian delicacies are then offered to Lord Krishna. To mark the festival, a hillock is created from cow dung which is referred to as Govardhan and is decorated with flowers. The devotees walk all the way round the hillock to pray Lord Govardhan for their wellbeing and to safeguard their families. 

Govardhan Puja 2020: Lord Krishna Aarti

ॐ जय श्री कृष्ण हरे, प्रभु जय श्री कृष्ण हरे
भक्तन के दुख टारे पल में दूर करे. जय जय श्री कृष्ण
हरे....

परमानन्द मुरारी मोहन गिरधारी.
जय रस रास बिहारी जय जय गिरधारी.जय
जय श्री कृष्ण हरे....

कर कंचन कटि कंचन श्रुति कुंड़ल माला
मोर मुकुट पीताम्बर सोहे बनमाला.जय जय
श्री कृष्ण हरे....

दीन सुदामा तारे, दरिद्र दुख टारे.
जग के फ़ंद छुड़ाए, भव सागर तारे.जय जय
श्री कृष्ण हरे....

हिरण्यकश्यप संहारे नरहरि रुप धरे.
पाहन से प्रभु प्रगटे जन के बीच पड़े. जय जय
श्री कृष्ण हरे....

केशी कंस विदारे नर कूबेर तारे.
दामोदर छवि सुन्दर भगतन रखवारे. जय जय
श्री कृष्ण हरे....

काली नाग नथैया नटवर छवि सोहे.
फ़न फ़न चढ़त ही नागन, नागन मन मोहे. जय जय
श्री कृष्ण हरे....

राज्य विभिषण थापे सीता शोक हरे.
द्रुपद सुता पत राखी करुणा लाज भरे. जय जय
श्री कृष्ण हरे....

ॐ जय श्री कृष्ण हरे.

 

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