Govardhan Puja~गोवर्धन पूजा in year 2018 will be celebrated on Thursday, 08th November 2018 .
The celebration symbolizes the vitality and love of nature in our lives.GovardhanParvat (mountain) is said to have spared its occupants from unremitting downpours.
Story of Govardhan Puja : As per Vishnu Puran, the populace of Gokul used to love Lord Indra and commended a celebration in his honor as he was considered to be the supplier of downpours. When,Lord Krishna ceased them from offering supplications to God to Indra and love mountains and dairy cattle as they were the real wellspring of downpours and cultivators of field, separately. Master Indra, in an anger, sent a storm to submerge Gokul!
It is then, that Lord Krishna lifted the Govardhan Parvat (mountain) on his little finger, to give haven to the populace of Gokul. Govardhan Puja is known as Padva or Bali Pratipada in Maharashtra, as it recognizes King Bali who is accepted to leave Pataal Lok to manage over his kingdom in Bhu Lok consistently on this day.
Ceremonies and Celebrations of Govardhan Puja : In Mathura and Nathadwara, individuals celebrate Govardhan Puja with enthusiasm and most extreme commitment. Dairy animals waste hills speaking to Mount Govardhan are fabricated. These hills are then brightened with blossoms and adored by the enthusiasts.
Annakoot, importance a heap of sustenance, is a custom of get ready distinctive sorts of Bhog to offer to Lord Krishna. The gods are given a shower in milk, made to wear splendid new apparel and are enhanced with substantial adornments. After the conventional supplications to God, the distinctive Bhogs are greatly raised as a mountain, and enthusiasts take parcels of it as Prasad.