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Happy Govardhan Puja 2018: Festival Date, Significance, Celebration, Puja and Muhurat Time

Happy Govardhan Puja 2018: Know the date of the festival, its significance, how to celebrate it and what time to do puja to seek the blessings on this auspicious day.

India TV Lifestyle Desk Written by: India TV Lifestyle Desk New Delhi Updated on: November 08, 2018 10:22 IST
Happy Govardhan Puja 2018: Festival Date, Significance, Celebration, Puja and Muhurat Time

Happy Govardhan Puja 2018: Festival Date, Significance, Celebration, Puja and Muhurat Time

Happy Govardhan Puja 2018: Festival Date, Significance, Celebration, Puja and Muhurat Time

Govardhan Puja 2018: Govardhan Puja which is also known as Annakut Puja is celebrated all across India majorly by Hindu community. The occasion of Govardhan Puja is marked with immense joy and gaiety in Hindu households. The devotees of Lord Krishna who is also known as Govardhan dhari worship the god.

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Govardhan Puja 2018: Festival Date

The date of Govardhan Puja festival varies every year as per the Hindu calendar. But this is definite that Govardhan Puja falls on the fourth day, right after Badi Diwali, of five-day long Diwali festival. This year, Govardhan Puja will be celebrated on 8th November 2018.

Govardhan Puja 2018: Significance

The festival Govardhan Puja signifies the victory of Lord Krishna over Lord Indra. Here's how the story goes -as per the old sayings, villagers of Vrindawan used to offer numerous meals to Lord Indra who is the God of rain and storm to ensure that Lord Indra blesses them with timely rainfall and good harvest.

Lord Krishna found this practice to be unfair and proposed the villagers to feed their own families instead of investing on the god. Indra Dev found this offensive and sent down rain and thunderstorm out of anger. 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 bow in front of Krishna and stop the rains. Since the, Govardhan Puja is performed and women cook numerous Indian dishes including halwa, ladoos, mishri and peda dedicated to Krishna.

Govardhan Puja 2018: Celebration

Govardhan Puja  is celebrated all over the India by adorning the temples of Lord Krishna with lights and flowers. A lot of cultural events also take place in few temples. And once Govardhan Puja is performed, puja prasad gets distributed among people.

Whereas, people of Gokul and Mathura makes grand celebration of the festival. People do Parikramas (taking rounds) of the Govardhan hill and offer Puja. In other reagions of India, devotees make a form of Lord Krishna through the heap of cow dung, mountain of food and adorn it with the flowers. Then the worship is performed through the traditional prayers, prasad bhog and aarti.

Govardhan Puja 2018: Puja/ Muhurat Time

This year, the puja or auspicious timing which is called muhurat in Hindi for doing Govardhan Puja is as follows:

Govardhan Puja Morning Muhurat/ Auspicious time - 6:45 am to 08:57 am

Govardhan Puja Evening Muhurat/ Auspicious time - 3:32 pm to 5:43 pm

Wishing you all a very Happy Govardhan Puja 2018!

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