Govardhan Puja- A glorious festivity dedicated to Lord Krishna
Govardhan Puja is a religious festival devoted to the mighty Lord Krishna. The powerful Lord Krishna is a supreme incarnation of Lord Vishnu and is one of the principal deities in the Hindu realm. Lord Krishna is the epitome of love, sympathy and tenderness.
Significance of Govardhan Puja
Govardhan Puja is of immense significance as it celebrates the glories of Lord Krishna. It is an integral part of the Diwali celebration as it is celebrated right after Diwali. This festivity is observed on the Shukla Paksha Pratipada tithi of the Kartik month of the Hindu lunar calendar. In Govardhan, Go refers to senses, and Vardhan refers to increment; this festival's celebration enhances the thinking and understanding of a person.
The prominent legend linked with Govardhan Puja includes Lord Krishna and Indra. Once there was heavy rainfall because of Lord Indra's wrath. It destroyed people's homes and harvested fields. Then the chief Lord Krishna came to everyone's rescue. He lifted the Govardhan parvat with his little finger and sheltered everyone. Later, he indulged in a bitter fight with Lord Indra bringing him down and ultimately making him stop the heavy rain. Since then, the imperial deity Krishna has been cherished as Govardhan Maharaja.
How to celebrate Govardhan Puja?
On Govardhan Puja, devotees worship Lord Krishna and Lord Govardhan Maharaja. Devotees preparing special savouries using gram flour are prepared and devoted to the principal Lord Krishna. Devotees prepare Chappan bhog or 56 different types of food and are devoted to Lord Govardhan. They light diya or lamp, present devotional offerings and read Lakshmi Katha during the Govardhan Puja.
Boons of celebrating Govardhan Puja
Here are a few notable benefits of celebrating Govardhan Puja-
- ● Govardhan Puja brings the blessings of Lord Krishna.
- ● It brings immense prosperity and joy to life.
- ● The festival removes adverse characteristics such as arrogance, ego and self-centeredness from life.
- ● The festival helps students live a quiet and peaceful life.● It removes enemies' wrath and evil energies from worshippers' lives.
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