GOVARDHAN PUJA 2020: Know the Significance Of Govardhan Puja
Govardhan Puja is an annual Hindu festival. This festival has significant value because it has an association with food and nourishment. Also, it is known to people as Annakut Puja. In the ancient tales, this is the day when Lord Krishna lifts Govardhan Parvat (mountain) to provide shelter to all the people and animals that live in Vrindavan. Furthermore, this incident is a representation of how Lord Krishna fulfills his duty towards his devotees.
Moreover, on the festival of Govardhan Puja, a large gala is organized and people cook numerous varieties of food to offer their Gods. This day commemorates Lord Krishna’s love for His devotees. Furthermore, this festival has a huge following across in the country and the globe. People from several different region and religion pray on this day.
This festival occurs in the month of Kartik on the first lunar day of Shukla Paksha according to the Hindu calendar. In accordance with the Gregorian calendar, it falls in the month of October or November each year. It is celebrated on the next day of the celebration of Deepawali.
Meaning Of Govardhan Puja
Govardhan Puja falls while the Holy week of Deepawali celebration. It is celebrated on the fourth day of a week-long festivity of Diwali every year. The word Govardhan is an amalgamation of two words, first is Go which means, Cow and Vardhan which means Nourishment. The festival of Govardhan Puja is dedicated to worship of Lord Krishna. On this day, people worship Govardhan hill along with Lord Krishna. The commencing of Govardhan Puja relies on the beginning on Pratipada. Mostly, the time of Govardhan Puja correspond with Gujarati New Yearday.
Significance Of Govardhan Puja
People show gratitude towards Lord Krishna by worshiping him on Govardhan Puja. In the Hindu religion, it has always been important to worship Mother Nature. The celebration of Govardhan Puja is dedicated to the preserving of a natural resource. It also gives us a message on how nature protects us. The major reason behind worshipping Govardhan Parvaton Govardhan Puja is to commemorate how nature shields one and all at the time of a hazard.
Govardhan Puja Festival Celebrated Across the Globe
The festival of Govardhan Puja falls on the fourth day of Deepawali celebration week. On this day, people are indulged in the fervor of festivity. Devotees from all the regions cook a variety of food and offer it to Gods. Later, the food is served on the table.
Along with this, devotees bath their pet animals, specifically cows and bulls early in the morning and decorate them with flowers and garlands.
This festival has singular importance for Gujarati people across the globe because they celebrate it as the beginning of the New Year.
People from Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Bihar, Punjab, and Madhya Pradesh celebrate the festival of Govardhan Puja.
Govardhan Puja 2020 Dates And Subh Muhurat
Govardhan Puja festival date - 15th November 2020 (Sunday)
Govardhan Puja evening time (Sayankala Muhurat) - 15:19 PM to 17:27 PM
Pratipada Tithi (Starts) - 10:36 AM (15th November 2020)
Pratipada Tithi (Ends) - 07:06 AM (16th November 2020)