When is Govardhan Puja(गोवर्धन पूजा) in 2017?


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If yes, you have come to the right place. Govardhan Puja (गोवर्धन पूजा) in 2017 will be observed on Friday, 20th October.

As per Hindu calendar, Govardhan Puja (गोवर्धन पूजा) is celebrated on the day after Diwali i.e First day of Kartik month.

Govardhan Puja (गोवर्धन पूजा), also known as ‘Godhan ans Annakut’, is a Hindu festival which is usually observed in the months of October or November. However, Govardhan Puja(गोवर्धन पूजा) in 2017 will be observed on Friday, 20th October. Govardhan Puja (गोवर्धन पूजा) is celebrated as the day when Lord Krishna defeated Lord Indra. Govardhan Puja (गोवर्धन पूजा) is primarily observed in India but is celebrated in all Hindu communities all over the world.

On this day people worship Lord Krishna and Mount Govardhan (Govardhan Parvat). Govardhan Puja (गोवर्धन पूजा) is the fourth day of five days Diwali celebrations. The first being Dhanteras, second is Narak Chaturdashi, third is Diwali, fourth is Govardhan and fifth day is Bhai Dooj. According to Hindu mythology, it was on this day that Lord Krishna taught people to worship the supreme controller of Nature (Govardhan) and not God of Rains (Indra). The most spectacular celebrations can be seen in the sates of Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar.