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Govardhan Puja is commemorated on the next day of Diwali and it is also known as Annakut Puja. The festival is celebrated to remember the day when Lord Krishna defeated Lord heaven Indra, in order to protect Vrindavan from the wrath of showers by Lord Indra. It is believed that Lord Krishna lifted an entire hill of ‘Goverdhan’ on his little finger.

Here is the puja Vidhi, puja mahurat and auspicious timings of the puja.

Significance of Govardhan Puja
It is considered that when Lord Indra was throwing thunder and a lot of rain over the earth and lord Krishna had saved the millions of life by lifting the Govardhan mountain on his little finger. And from then, the Annakut puja is performed by the people in various northern Indian states such as Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar.

Puja Vidhi
On this day, people make Goverdhan hill either with cow dung or mud and worship it. People also use artistic features to make it beautiful.


Govardhan Puja 2016 Muhurat

Pratahkal Muhurat = 06:36 to 08:47

Duration = 2 Hours 11 Mins

Govardhan Puja Sayankal Muhurat = 15:21 to 17:32

Duration = 2 Hours 11 Mins