Govardhan Puja Images

Govardhan Puja Images For Students

Govardhan Puja Images For Students And Children: Govardhan puja is performed on the day following Badi Diwali. In many houses, Annakut puja is performed by preparing Chappan Bhog which contains 56 varieties of food items which are offered to God. An image of Govardhan is made of cow dung or mud. A picture of Govardhan can also be used for the puja.

Govardhan Puja Images

Govardhan Puja Images For Students And Children

Govardhan History

According to the Hindu epic and legend, the “Vishnu Puraan”, the people of Gokul, Mathura used to worship Lord Indra for providing them with rains. They believed that it was him who blessed them with the rains for their welfare.

But Lord Krishna explained to them that it was mount Govardhan (a small hillock situated at Braj, near Mathura, Uttar Pradesh) who caused the rain and not Lord Indra, so the mount should be worshiped and not Lord Indra. So the people followed Lord Krishna and started worshiping mount Govardhan.

This made Lord Indra really furious and as a result of his anger of not being worshiped, the people of Gokul had to face heavy rains. Lord Krishna came to the people’s rescue and after prayers and offerings to the mount Govardhan, he lifted it as an umbrella on the little finger of his right hand in order to provide shelter to the people. Lord Krishna was called Giridhari or Govardhandhari only after this event.

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