New Delhi: ‘Govardhan Puja’ is a Hindu festival which is celebrated on the first lunar day of ‘Shukla Paksha’ (bright fortnight) in the Hindu calendar month of ‘Kartik’, which is the fourth day of Deepawali (Diwali), the Hindu festival of lights.
Govardhan Puja is performed in different ways. One of the rituals involves making small mounds of cow dung which are decorated with flowers. In this festival devotees serve vegetarian food to the God as a mark of gratitude.
This year Govardhan Puja is being celebrated on October 31st.
Govardhan Puja Pratahkal Muhurat = 06:42 – 08:58
Govardhan Puja Sayankal Muhurat = 15:45 – 18:01
Duration = 2 Hours 11 Mins
Pratipada Tithi Begins = 23:08 on 30/10/2016
Pratipada Tithi Ends = 01:39 on 1/11/2016
Govardhan Puja is also known as Annakut Puja and is celebrated as the day of Lord Krishna’s victory over Lord Indra. The main aspect of the Govardhan Puja is installing the Govardhan hill.