Sunday, November 7, 2010

Regarding Gobardhan Puja & ^ Annakoot festival ' that was celrebrated on the 6th of Nov.2010 as flashed on the f.b on Nov.6,2010.

Bishwa Nath Singh :
Thanks for presenting such a descriptive note on Gobardhan Puja & Annakoot festival that is worth going through times and again and be part of their celebration to commemorate the memories of heroic role of Lord Krishna .Let us join to pay our humble obeisance's to the lotus feet of Lord Krishna and seek His bliss to give us wisdom & passion to work hard to follow His ideals in our life!

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By Sachin Sharma

Govardhan Puja is performed on this day. Govardhan is a small hillock in

Braj, near Mathura. On this day, the people of Punjab, Haryana, Uttar

Pradesh and Bihar build Cow dung hillocks, decorate them with flowers

and then worship them. The festival is celebrated in the memory of Lord

Krishna lifting the Mount Govardhan. As per the Vishnu-Puran, the people

of Gokul use to celebrate a festival in honor of Lord Indra and

worshipped him after every monsoon season. However, one particular year,

the mischievous young Krishna stopped them from offering their prayers

and Lord Indra in a fit of anger sent a deluge to submerge Gokul.

People were worried that the terrible downpour was a result of their

neglect of Lord Indra. But Krishna assured them that no harm would

befall them. He lifted Mount Govardhan with his little finger and

sheltered men and beasts from the rain. This gave him the epithet

Govardhandhari. After this, Indra accepted the supremacy of Krishna.

This day is also observed as Annakoot meaning mountain of food. Pious

people keep awake the whole night and cook fifty-six or 108 different

types of food for the bhog (the offering of food) to Krishna. In temples

especially in Mathura and Nathadwara, the deities are given milk bath,

dressed in shining attires with ornaments of dazzling diamonds, pearls,

rubies and other precious stones. After the prayers and traditional

worship innumerable varieties of delicious sweets are ceremoniously

raised in the form of a mountain before the deities as "Bhog" and then

the devotees approach the Mountain of Food and take Prasad from it.



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