The festival of Govardhan Puja is celebrated on the Pratipada date of Shukla Paksha in the month of Kartik. This festival falls on the next day of Diwali. Govardhan Puja is also known as Annakoot. Govardhan Mountain, Lord Shri Krishna and Mother Cow are worshiped on this day. On this day, people make the shape of Govardhan Mountain with cow dung in the courtyard of the house or outside the house and worship it. Also, on this day, various types of dishes are offered to Lord Krishna. In such a situation, let us know about the date, auspicious time and importance of Govardhan Puja…
This year, Pratipada date of Shukla Paksha of Kartik month is starting from 02:56 pm on Monday, 13th November. This date will end the next day, Tuesday, November 14, at 02:36 pm. In view of Udaya Tithi, Govardhan Puja will be celebrated on Tuesday, 14 November.
The auspicious time for Govardhan Puja on Tuesday, November 14, 2023, is from 06:43 AM to 08:52 AM.
This time auspicious yoga is being formed on the day of Govardhan Puja. Shobhan Yoga on Govardhan Puja is from morning till 01:57 in the afternoon. After that Atigand Yoga will start. Atigand Yoga is not auspicious. However, Shobhan Yoga is considered an auspicious yoga. Apart from this, there will be Anuradha Nakshatra from morning itself on the day of Govardhan Puja.
Method to worship Govardhan:
On the day of Govardhan Puja, wake up early in the morning and take bath.
Then in the auspicious time, make the shape of Giriraj Govardhan mountain with cow dung and also make the shape of livestock i.e. cow, calf etc.
After this, worship with incense sticks etc.
Worship Lord Krishna after bathing him with milk.
After this, offer Annakoot.
According to mythological beliefs, Govardhan Puja was first started by Lord Krishna. Shri Krishna had protected the people of Braj and the animals and birds from the wrath of Lord Indra by lifting Govardhan Mountain on his finger. This is the reason why in Govardhan Puja, there is a provision to worship Lord Krishna along with Giriraj. Annakoot is considered to have special significance on this day.