Govardhan Puja, worship of nature is celebrated as the day lord Shree Krishna saved the whole vrindavan from heavy stormy rains by lifting whole mountain of Govardhan on his tiny little finger and covering all like an umbrella
Lord Krishna taught people to worship nature & the holy mother earth, as mountains bring rains to earth and to stop worshiping the God of Rains, Lord Indra. His was the message that we should take care of our nature.
govardhan puja also called Annakut (meaning a heap of grain),
Annakut a little mountain of food is decorated symbolizing holy Govardhan mountain said to be lifted by Lord Krishna to save the people from the wrath of Lord Indra, the God of rain.
This pooja is performed with great zeal and enthusiasm and in the north eastern states of india, there is a tradition of building hillocks with mud & cowdung, which symbolize the Mount Govardhan, the mountain which was once lifted by Lord Krishna. After making such hillocks people decorate them with flowers and then worship them. They move in a circle all round the holy hillocks and offer prayers to Lord Govardhan. Govardhan Puja forms an important part of the celebrations of Diwali. it is celebrated as gudi Padva or BaliPratipada. The day commemorates King Bali.
Men present gifts to their wives on this day. when women are happy the whole family and the house is filled with happiness & peace
This holy day is celebrated as New Year, as Vikram Samvat starts on this day. Govardhan puja is when Lord Krishna stopped the people of Vridavan dham the age old customs of worshiping the proud and wealthy only becose of fear, lord krishna taught us that the real worship & true devotion comes from a kind heart full of love
As Lord Indra because Indra had become too proud of himself so Lord Krishna stopped the custom and told the inhabitants of Vrindavana to worship Govardhan Hill. This worship has carried on from 5000 years ago to the present time.
shree krishna sharanam mama shree krisha sharanam mama
jai shree krishna
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