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- Sri Krishna had broken the pride of Devraj Indra, the people of Vrindavan-Gokul started the tradition of Govardhan Puja
On Sunday, November 15, there is Govardhan Puja of Shukla Paksha of Kartik month. Govardhan Parvat is also known as Girirajji. The story of Govardhan Parvat is associated with Shri Krishna. It was Sri Krishna who started the tradition of worshiping this mountain. This mountain is located near Mathura in Uttar Pradesh. In the Dwapara Yuga, there were many leelas in the form of God Baal at the time of Shri Krishna avatar.
Sri Krishna broke Indra’s pride
In Dwapara Yuga people of Vrindavan, Gokul and surrounding areas used to worship Devaraja Indra. Everyone believed that due to the grace of Indra, it rains well and lives here. At that time Bal Krishna inspired the people of Vrindavan-Gokul to worship Govardhan Parvat.
Shri Krishna explained to the people here that if Devraj Indra rains well, it is his duty, there is no need to worship him. We should worship Govardhan Parvat. Because, our cows are reared by the vegetation found from this mountain. We get milk from the cow, we make butter from it and thus we live. That is why it is best to worship Govardhan Parvat, not Indra.
After Shri Krishna explained, everyone stopped worshiping Indra and started worshiping Mount Govardhan. Indra became enraged by this, he ordered Varun Dev to rain fiercely in Vrindavan region. Everything started going to waste due to rain in Vrindavan and Gokul, then all people came to Shri Krishna.
In order to alleviate the suffering of the distressed people, Shri Krishna lifted the Govardhan mountain on the smallest finger of his hand and protected the people from the rain. In this way Shri Krishna broke Indra’s pride.
Life management of worship of Govardhan Parvat
This festival gives us a message of gratitude towards nature. Nature gives us all the uses of life for free. Water to drink, pure air to breathe, flora to eat, and food, all these things we get from nature. In return, nature does not take anything from us. That is why we should avoid such works which harm the environment. If nature is safe then human beings will also be safe.
Never boast about your duty
Devraj Indra used to fulfill his duty and he became proud of this. Then Shri Krishna broke his ego. This story teaches us that we should never boast about our duties, otherwise our problems may increase. There may be humiliation in the society.