Govardhan Puja, Diwali 2021: According to the belief of Hinduism, Govardhan Puja is performed on the next day of Diwali. This day is also called Annakoot, Padwa and Pratipada. On this day, Govardhans are made from cow dung in the courtyard, terrace or balcony of the house. After this, making Annakoot (Annakoot) by mixing 51 vegetables is offered to Govardhan Baba and he is worshipped. By the way, most people know this thing and also celebrate this festival with pomp. But do you know why Govardhan Puja is performed and since when and why this tradition is being followed? Let us tell you today why Govardhan Puja is done.
This is the reason for worshiping Govardhan Puja
It is believed that in Tretayuga, Lord Indra, being angry with the people of Brij, made torrential rain. Then Lord Krishna lifted the Govardhan mountain on his little finger and helped the people of Brij and gave them protection under the mountain. Since then there is a tradition to worship Lord Krishna as Govardhan.
this is a mythological story
In Tretayuga, Brijvasi used to worship Indradev. Because of this, once he was busy in the preparations for the worship. Seeing all this, Lord Shri Krishna asked Mata Yashoda that what puja is everyone preparing for? Then Mother Yashoda told him that we are all preparing to worship Indradev. Because Indradev rains, due to which we get food and grass-fodder for our cows. But after hearing this, Krishna said that Maya cow feeds on Govardhan mountain, so that mountain should be worshiped for all of us.
Considering this thing of Lord Shri Krishna, all the Brij residents worshiped Govardhan Parvat at the place of Indradev. Seeing this, Indradev got angry and started raining heavily. The rain got so much that it took the form of a flood and seeing this, the Brij residents were very scared. At that time Lord Krishna lifted the Govardhan mountain on his little finger for the protection of the people. After this all the Brij residents took shelter under that mountain along with their cows.
Seeing this, Indradev got even more angry and he increased the speed of rain very much. On this, Shri Krishna ordered Sudarshan Chakra to control the speed of rain by going up the mountain and making Sheshnag a ridge to prevent water from coming towards the mountain. Indradev kept raining continuously night and day for seven days and Shri Krishna kept the mountain on his finger continuously. Then Indradev went to Brahma ji and he came to know that Shri Krishna is not an ordinary man himself, Shri Hari is an incarnation of Vishnu. After this Indradev apologized to Shri Krishna and worshiped Lord Shri Krishna and offered him Bhog. It is said that since then the tradition of worshiping Govardhan is going on.(Disclaimer: The information and information given in this article is based on general assumptions. NHPNEWS does not confirm the same. Please contact the relevant expert before implementing them.)