Govardhan Puja Celebration
History and Legend of Govardhan Pooja
Govardhan Puja is also known as the Annakut puja (or Padwa, Bali Pratipada, Gujarati New Year) means the pile of grain (symbolizing Govardhan mountain) which is celebrated to remember the victory of Lord Krishna over the arrogant Indra. It is considered that at this day Lord Krishna had defeated the Lord of heaven, known as Indra. Lord Krishna told the people of the Vrindavan dham to worship the Nature because only the Nature is nurturing you. He taught people that worship the Govardhan Mountain (which brings rain to the earth) and stop worshiping Indra.Such type of message of the Lord Krishna to the people was generally to teach the people to take care of the nature.