Govardhan Puja also known as Annakut puja, will be celebrated on 26th October 2022. On this day, devotees celebrate Lord Krishna’s victory over Lord Indra and perform puja in his memory.
Govardhan Pooja is usually observed on the next day of Diwali. It is conducted on the Pratipada Tithi, Shukla Paksha of Karthik month as per the Hindu calendar. In Maharashtra, this Govardhan Pooja is also called Bali Pratipada.
Govardhan Puja 2022: Shubh Muhurat
- Govardhan Puja – Wednesday, October 26, 2022
- Govardhan Puja Muhurat: 06:29 AM to 08:43 AM
- Pratipada Tithi begins on October 25, 2022 – at 04:18 PM
- Pratipada Tithi ends on October 26, 2022 – 02:42 PM
Annakoot Puja: Puja Vidhi
People celebrate Govardhan Puja with utmost joy. Devotees make sculptures of Govardhan mountain by using cow dung and mud and then worship the same.
People prepare 56 types of dishes and offer them to Lord Krishna as Bhog.
Govardhan Puja: History & Significance
As per the Hindu epics, the Vrindavan people used to worship Lord Indra, who is a God of rain. Lord Krishna asked them to not do so. With this, Indra gets furious and unleashes endless, disastrous rain on the village. Then, the villagers approached Krishna to save their lives. It is believed that Krishna lifted the entire Govardhan mountain on his little finger and provided shelter to people and their animals as well.
Krishna held Govardhan for a period of seven days without eating or drinking. Later, the women of Vrindavan prepared 56 dishes to feed him and to show their gratitude. Hence, Govardhan Puja is performed in memory of this.