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- Firstly, Govardhan Parvat was worshiped at the behest of Shri Krishna, the message of nature worship is hidden behind this tradition.
Govardhan Puja prevails in North and Central India on the second day of Deepawali. This day is also called Annakoot festival. The festival of Govardhan Puja will be celebrated on 15 November. On this day, the shape of Mount Govardhan is worshiped. According to the Puranas, Govardhan Parvat was worshiped at the behest of Lord Shri Krishna in Dwapara Yuga. Practically, the message of nature worship is hidden behind this tradition.
On this day, Lord Krishna is worshiped at the main entrance of the house by making cow dung with the shape of Govardhan. Because of cow dung, it is considered sacred in the Puranas. It is mentioned in the texts that in cow dung also Lakshmi resides. Hence there is a tradition of worshiping Govardhan for happiness and prosperity. Service of cows is important on this day. Govardhan Puja is done in some places in the morning, while in some parts Pradosh Kaal is considered auspicious for this worship.
Annakoot: It seems that enjoyment of new grains is made on this day in the form of fifty six bhog. It is said that by celebrating Annakoot festival, a man attains a long life and health. Annakoot festival is celebrated because new grains are introduced on this day by offering them to God. On this day, cattle and animals are worshiped after bathing them by wearing incense, sandalwood and flower garlands and offering sweets to Gomata and offering sweets. After this, they also do circumambulation.
Morning Muhurat from 9:30 am to 10:15 am 11:15 am to 12 noon
Evening time from 3:20 pm to 5:25 pm
Pooja method should be done before sunrise and massage the body with oil. Build Govardhan Parvat with cow dung on the courtyard of the house. Place the idol of Lord Krishna in the middle or near this mountain. Now worship Govardhan Parvat and Shri Krishna and enjoy sweets. Also worship Devraj Indra, Varuna, Agni and King Bali. Listen to the story after worship. Offer food to the Brahmin and give it alms.