Annakoot or Govardhan Puja is a major celebration after a main day of Deepawali festival. This day observe on fourth day of five day celebration of Diwali. Govardhan Puja is dedicated to worship lord Krishna. On this day people worship lord Krishna and cows for performing ritual acts of the day. Women prepare delicious foods and sweets on this day and offer to deity of lord Krishna.

Legend Behind Govardhan Puja :

There is a beautiful legend behind the celebration of Govardhan Puja. After a long seven days period of lifting of Govardhan Mountain On a little finger lord Krishna put it down on this day of Govardhan Puja. Lord Krishna lifted this Govardhan Pravat to survived people of Vrindavan from huge rains by lord Indra.

Govardhan Puja or Annakoot In Lord Krishna’s Temples :

Nathdwara and Kankroli are the major places for the big and luxurious celebration of Govardhan Puja on the time of Diwali festival. There is a deity of Shrinathji in Nathdwara and from it approximately 17 km. far is another temple of Shridwarkadhishji in Kankroli. Dwarkadhish is elder brother of Shrinathji.

Nathdwara and Kankroli are the famous places for this celebration of Govardhan Puja. On this time both of the temples of Shrinathji and Dwarkadhishji are well adorned and various type of ritual and religious acts performed. In mid night of this day there is another auspicious acts of Annakoot performed.

Govardhan Puja In Year 2012: 14 November 

Govardhan Puja will be observing on the fourth day of Diwali festival. This festival is a moment of full of joy and happiness especially in Nathdwara and Kankroli.

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Gopastami is one of the mast auspicious celebrations of lord Krishna’s festival. It is the festival which is observe each of

Krishna cow

Krishna cow

the year on eighth day of bright moon night in the month of Kartika according to Hindu calendar. This festival is most important for Shri Krishna’s devotee. On this day of Gopastami lord Krishna and his elder brother named Balarama turned to pure cowherd.

Gopastami is the festival which is about the celebration of cows. Lord Krishna loved to play with cows.

On this day of Gopastami festival various places related to lord Krishna celebrate a fantastic program. On this day people decorated their cows with various types of colors and other elements of adornment. They colored horns of their cows. They prepare delicious foods for their cows. During that time of Gopastami festival people also perform various types of ritual activities. They also perform a ritual fast for this day.

Celebration of Gopastami at Lord Krishna’s Temples:

On the occasion of Gopastami festival in various parts of the county organizes various programs. They worship lord Krishna with worshipping of cows. According to people cows are the right place to find lord Krishna. In Nathdwara, Kankroli, Mayapur temple, Vrindavan temple of lord Krishna, Dwarka temple of Krishna are the major places where people celebrated this Gopastami festival with great enthusiasm.

Gopastami In Year 2013: 10th November

Gopastami celebrated each of the years as on eighth day of bright fortnight of Kartika month of Hindu calendar.

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