In the month of Kartik, after the main day of Diwali, Govardhan Puja (Annakut Puja) and Bali Pratipada are held.
Annakut is celebrated to honor Lord Krishna as he defeated God Indra in the battle. At times, it is observed that one day gap occurs between Diwali and Govardhan Puja.
On this day, food is prepared with cereals such as rice, wheat and leafy vegetables. The food is offered to Lord Krishna first.
GOVARDHAN PUJA 2017 - OCTOBER 20TH
In states like Maharashtra, Govardhan Puja is celebrated as Bali Padva or Bali Pratipada. It is celebrated in regards of victory of Vamana over the demon, King Bali.
Lord Vamana boomed King Bali to be very powerful. In the month of Kartik, during Shukla Paksha, this day is considered to be the New year day in Gujarat.
Govardhan Puja is offered by the devotees to the Govardhan mountain by preparing Annakut (in which various types of cuisines are prepared).
Govardhan Parvat is treated as a God during the festivity of Govardhan Puja. This puja is celebrated with utmost sincerity and dedication among the devotees.
Alongside, celebrate the bond of a sister with his brother this Bhai Dooj 2017. Make Bhai Dauj 2017 memorable for your sister this by doing something special and unique.
We wish you a Happy Govardhan 2017.