Goverdhan Pooja

Out of the five days’ huge Diwali festivities, the fourth day is celebrated as the Govardhan Puja. This festival is also known as the Annakoot Puja in some parts of the country. Generally, it is celebrated just the day after Diwali and in 2018 this day falls on November 8. Devotees gather to celebrate Lord Krishna’svictory over God Indra, whom he had defeated!

According to the Hindu mythology, people prayed to Lord Indra to save their harvested fields. But due to heavy rainfall, their fields got destroyed. Lord Krishna taught the villagers the importance of nature and to fight against Lord Indra as he brought heavy rainfall. Lord Krishna lifted the Govardhan hill and gave shelter to the people and saved them from the wrath of Lord Indra.

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