Govardhan Puja Katha: When Indra Dev’s pride was crushed in front of Lord Krishna, know the story


Govardhan Puja Katha: Today is Govardhan Puja (Govardhan Puja 2021). Govardhan Puja, which is held on the next day of Diwali i.e. Kartik Shukla Pratipada, has great significance. Especially in the entire Braj Mandal (Mathura and its surrounding areas), it is celebrated with full joy and gaiety. On this day, people worship the Govardhan mountain in their homes by making the shape of it. Govardhan Puja is performed twice in the morning and evening. In the morning, where Lord Krishna and Govardhan mountain worship and worship with incense, fruits, flowers, toys, sweets etc. Special preparations have to be made for this special worship, there is a law to worship livestock on this day.

There is a mythological story behind Govardhan Puja, it is important for you to know it. According to the belief, Devraj Indra, the king of heaven, had become proud. In order to break the pride of Indra, Lord Shri Krishna created a Leela. Also know how Devraj bowed before the Leela of God.

story of govardhan puja
One day, Krishna saw that all the Brajwasis were preparing excellent dishes and were preparing for some worship. When he asked Yashoda Maa, who is preparing for this? So Maiya told him that he is being worshiped to please Lord Indra, so that it rains, so that food can be produced and our cows get fodder.

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On this God said that our cows go to the Govardhan mountain to graze, we should worship them. After this, at the behest of Lord Krishna, the people of Braj started worshiping the Govardhan mountain, but Indradev got angry on this. They started pouring rain (rain). It rained so much that the entire Braj Mandal started drowning. Seeing this, Lord Krishna, with the help of the cowherds, held on his junior finger (the smallest finger) the giant Govardhan mountain of seven-sided circumference, under which all the people of Braj took shelter.

How did Indra’s pride break?
Seeing this Leela of Indra Krishnaji became more angry and he intensified the wrath of rain. But where Lord Shri Hari (Krishna) was also supposed to believe, he asked Sudarshan Chakra to control the speed of rain by making a canopy over the Govardhan mountain and asked Sheshnag to make a ridge over the mountain to keep the water from coming towards the mountain. stop.

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After raining torrentially for 7 consecutive days, Indra realized that there could be no common man to compete with him, he immediately reached Brahma ji and told the whole thing. Brahma ji told him that Krishna is not an ordinary human, he is Shri Hari himself. Hearing this, Indra himself felt ashamed and immediately apologized to Krishna ji. Devraj Indra worshiped Murlidhar Krishna and offered him Bhog.

How is Govardhan Puja done?
For Govardhan Puja, wake up early in the morning and sit at the place of worship with the worship material and meditate on your family deity, family deity and prepare Govardhan mountain for worship with cow dung. Meaning you have to make Govardhan mountain out of cow dung and it is made in the shape of a lying male. After this, decorate them with flowers, leaves, twigs and cow figures or you can decorate it with any shape according to your convenience.

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After preparing the shape of the Govardhan mountain, the idol of Lord Shri Krishna is placed in the middle of them, keep in mind that in the middle of the figure of Govardhan ji, that is, a bowl-like part is left empty at the navel. And a bowl or an earthen lamp is kept there, then milk, curd, Gangajal, honey and Batashe etc. are put in it and worshiped and later it is distributed in the form of prasad.

auspicious time of govardhan puja
Govardhan Puja is performed twice in the morning and evening. In the morning, where Lord Krishna and Govardhan mountain worship and worship with incense, fruits, flowers, toys, sweets etc. This year the auspicious time of the morning for Govardhan Puja is from 06.36 am to 08.47 am. So the auspicious time for evening worship is from 03.22 pm to 05.33 pm.(Disclaimer: The information and information given in this article is based on general assumptions. Hindi news18 does not confirm the same. Please contact the relevant expert before implementing them.)

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