Tuesday, November 3, 2015

2015 Govardhan Puja, Annakut Puja

Most of the time Govardhan Puja day falls next day after Diwali Puja and it is celebrated as the day when Lord Krishna beaten God Indra. Sometimes there might be one day gap among Diwali and Govardhan Puja. 

In sacred texts, Govardhan Puja celebrations are suggested during Pratipada Tithi of Kartik month. Depending on starting time of Pratipada, Govardhan Puja day might fall one day before on Amavasya day on Hindu calendar. 

Gowardhan Puja is also famous as Annakut Puja. On this day food made of cereals like wheat, rice, curry made of gram flour and leafy vegetables is cooked and offered to Lord Krishna. This festival celebrate in all odia People and wear new dress.  

In Maharashtra the same day is celebrated as Bali Pratipada or Bali Padva. The day commemorates victory of Vamana, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu, over King Bali and subsequent pushing of Bali to Patal Lok (the underworld). It is believed that owing to boon given by Lord Vamana, Asura King Bali visits the Prithvi Lok from the Patala Lok on this day.

Most of the time Govardhan Puja day coincides with 
Gujarati New Year day, which is renowned on Shukla Paksha Pratipada of Kartik month. Depending on opening time of Pratipada Tithi, Govardhan Puja revelry could be done one day before Gujarati New Year day. 

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