Govardhan Puja 2021: Date, Muhurat, Significance, Mantra, Wishes

Govardhan Puja

Govardhan Puja is the main festival of Hinduism. Celebrated on the fourth day of Diwali. It is also known as Annakout Puja in the various parts of India. This puja was performed to mark the victory of Lord Krishna over Lord Indra.

It recall the incident where Lord Krishna lifted the Govardhan hill to provide shelters to villagers from the heavy flow of rain. With his one finger Lord Krishna lifted the mountain. He tells villagers to worship nature rather than worshipping Lord Indra for rain.

With joy and full enthusiasm, people celebrate Govardhan Puja all over India. This festival is mainly followed in Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Mathura, Vrindavan, and Bihar.

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Govardhan Puja 2021: Date

  • On 5 November 2021 Govardhan Puja will be celebrated this year.
  • This puja performs on the next day of Diwali every year.

Govardhan Puja 2021: Timings/Muhurat

  • On Friday, November 5, 2021
  • Govardhan Puja Pratahkala Muhurat – 06:36 AM to 08:47 AM “Duration – 02 Hours 11 Mins”
  • Dyuta Krida on Friday, November 5, 2021
  • Govardhan Puja Sayankala Muhurat – 03:22 PM to 05:33 PM “Duration – 02 Hours 11 Mins”
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Govardhan Puja: Significance

  • This puja signifies the importance of conserving nature, natural resources, etc.
  • This day marks and celebrates as “Gudi Padwa” in Maharashtra.
  • Described in “Bhagavata Gita” Govardhan Puja takes us to an era where Lord Krishna saves the villagers from the anger of Lord Indra.
  • Lord Krishna saved the villagers from heavy rain by lifting the Govardhan mountain with his finger.
  • “Gudi Padwa” is celebrated in Maharashtra on this day. It highlights the victory of Lord Rama incarnation of Lord Vishnu who defeated King Bali.

Govardhan Puja: Item List

  • Agarbatti ” incense sticks
  • Furthermore, you need sticks of Sugarcane for puja.
  • Cow Dung or Mud is must be needed to prepare God’s idols.
  • You need Batasha, Raw Milk, Ladoo, Fresh Curd, and Peda for Prasad and Bhog.
  • Kumkum, Turmeric, Chandan, and Akshata for puja rituals.
  • Deepak and Ghee to start puja.
  • Silver coin.

Story Behind It 

  • Govardhan “Parvat” is a small hill located near Mathura in Braj.
  • “Gokul Vasi” worships Lord Indra according to incidents in “Vishnu Purana”. 
  • “Gokul Vasi” believed that worshipping Lord Indra will bring prosperity and wealth in terms of rain. Worshipping him became a ritual at that time.
  • Villagers believed that Lord Indra will become angry if they didn’t worship him. Hence, he will then stop the rain. Which will lead to scarcity of grains.
  • Lord Krishna after seeing all this, tells everyone not to follow rituals blindly.
  • Lord Krishna explained to them, it’s not Lord Indra it’s Govardhan Mountain, who helps to bring rain. Hence, they all should worship Govardhan Parvat.
  • Villagers were convinced and worship Govardhan Parvat.
  • Because of this Lord Indra, become angry. He took out his anger on the villagers of Vrindavan.
  • Lord Indra, began heavy rains. Due to which villagers have to face heavy floods.
  • People then start finding space to hide.
  • Then, Lord Krishna comes and saves villagers/cattle from disaster.
  • Lord Krishna, tells people to do puja of Govardhan Parvat.
  • Villagers then start worshipping Govardhan Hill.
  • With the help of his little finger, Lord Krishna lifted the Govardhan Hill. So, that everybody can take shelter.
  • Lord Krishna, lifted the Govardhan Hill for seven days and seven nights. Because of which he is also known as ‘Giridhari”.
  • Lord Indra, after that, realized his mistake. He then stops raining.
  • From there, Govardhan Puja came into existence. 
  • Till that day to today, people worship “Govardhan Parvat”. 

Govardhan Puja: Vidhi

  • God’s idol is prepared from Cow dung.
  • Also, people decorate their pets, animals and worship them.
  • It refers to the connection, love, respect, and bond between one’s animals and oneself.
  • Farmers and cattle rearers specially prepare for the worship on this day.
  • God’s idols made from cow dung are specially prepared in the courtyard or field of the house.
  • After that “Bhog” is offered to them.
  • Puja is the same as we do in other festivals.
  • Devotees get up early in the morning. Take a bath and offer “Bhog” to God made from Cow Dung.
  • Apart from “Govardhan Dev”, Lord Krishna is also worshipped by bathing him with milk.

Govardhan Puja: Mantra

Govardhan Dharaadhar Gokultranakarak

Vishnubahukritocchraya Gavaa Kotiprado Bhava”

Lakshmirya Lokpaalaanang Dhenurupena Sangsthita

Ghritang Vahati Yagyarthe Mama Papang Vyapohtu”

Govardhan Puja: Aarti

Shri goverdhan maharaj, o maharaj,

Tere mathe mukut viraj raho |

Tope paan chade ,tope pool chade,

Aur chade doodh ki dhar, o dhar|

Tere mathe


Tere kanan mein kundal, sohe Tere gale vajyantimal.

Tere mathe


Teri saat kosh ki parikrama, Teri de rahe nar aur naar.

Tere mathe


Tere jatipura mein doodh chadat hai, Teri ho rahi jai jaikar.

Tere mathe


Tere manshi ganga bahe sada, Teri maya aperampar.

Tere mathe


Briaj mandal jab doobat dekha Gwal bal jab vyakul dekhe, Liya nakh per girverdhar.

Tere mathe


Vrindavan ki kunj galin mein, Vo to khel rahe nandlal.

Tere mathe


Krishna chhavi Tere charano pae balihar.

Tere mathe

Govardhan Puja: Wishes

Prem se Krishna ka naam japo, Dil ki har iccha poori hogi.
Krishna Aradhana mein leen ho jao, Unki mahima, jeewan khushhaal kar degi.
Happy Govardhan Pooja 2021…


Govardhan Puja is an auspicious day Filled with faith, prayers, and goodwill too.
May this day bring in your life, all the things that are dear to you.
Happy Govardhan Pooja…


Murli Manohar will fulfill wishes Health, Wealth & Prosperity shall prevail.
Believe in the almighty and keep going Krishna will help you sail.
Happy Govardhan Pooja…


Sing the praises of Krishna, For its a day of lights and cheer.
Missing you on Govardhan Puja day, Wishing you were right here.
Happy Govardhan Puja…


Har khushi aapke dwaar aaye, Jo aap mange, usse adhik paaye.
Govardhan Puja mein Krishna gun gaaye, Aur ye tyohaar khushiyo se manaye.
Happy Govardhan Puja…


Diwali has filled this day with light. Govardhan Puja is about to start.
May you be blessed all year through, That is my genuine, wish from the heart.

Happy Govardhan Pooja 2021…


It’s a day of festivities and faith Goverdhan Puja is here again. May this day bring love and luck and destroy all the sorrow and pain.

Happy Govardhan Pooja 2021…

How Govardhan Puja Is Celebrated In India?

  • People in India, build hills made from Cow Dung. To show gratitude towards the Govardhan Hill which was once lifted by Lord Krishna.
  • Devotees decorate the Govardhan Hill with Flowers, Roli. Then they worship it.
  • Then they do “Parikrama” (moving around seven times) of that Govardhan Hill made from Cow Dung.
  • Furthermore, devotees pray to Lord Govardhan to protect them from obstacles.
  • Also, in some parts of India, this day is also celebrated as Gudi Padwa or Bali Pratipada. To remember King Bali.
  • However, in Gujarat, this day is celebrated as “Gujarati New Year”, As the Vikram Samvat begins on this day.

Why Govardhan Puja is celebrated?

  • Annakut Puja or Govardhan Pooja is celebrated after Diwali.
  • It is celebrated on the Pratipada of Shukla Paksha of Kartik month.
  • Worshipping Cow has special importance this day.
  • However, Lord Krishna on this day uplifts Govardhan Hill with his one finger.

Benefits of Govardhan Puja?

Believers believe doing Parikarma of Govardhan Hil has special importance. By doing this, the devotees get the desired result and attain salvation.

What should be done and what should not be done on the day of Govardhan Pooja?

Don’t perform Govardhan and Annakut Puja in a closed room. While worshiping cows, do not forget to worship Ishtadev or Lord Krishna. Don’t see Moon on this day.  

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