Govardhan Puja 2018: Govardhan Essay History and Celebration
Govardhan Puja is celebrated on the next day of Diwali. According to the Hindu calendar, it comes on the first day of Shukla paksha of Kartik month.
On this day, people worship Lord Krishna and Mount Govardhan, known as Govardhan Parvat. On this day Lord Krishna lifted the Govardhan Mountain on his fingertip.
Lord Indra is the Lord of rain. The story behind Govardhan Puja is stated as once upon a time Lord Indra got angry and he lashed the world with heavy rain. Lord Krishna then lifted the Govardhan Mountain and saved the lives of people.
Govardhan Puja is celebrated by preparing sweets and other food items made up of cereals. People make a huge mound of cow dung and decorate it with flowers. People worship the mound and Lord Krishna.
People worship the mountain because they consider that the mountain is the real god as it saves their lives, provides them the shelter in severe condition and gave the way to live their lives. People believe that if they got stuck in any problem relating to nature, then this mountain will protect them and will give the source of living.
It is celebrated all over India by decorating Lord Krishna temples. They take blessing from Lord Krishna by touching their feet. After puja food is distributed, popularly knowns as “Annakut” amongst the people.
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