Govardhan Puja 2023 | Astrovaidya

Govardhan Puja, also known as Annakoot, holds immense importance in the Hindu religion and serves as a symbol of the intricate connection between nature and humanity. According to the Hindu calendar, this vibrant festival is celebrated on the first day of Shukla Paksha in the month of Kartik. While Govardhan Puja is observed throughout India, its cultural essence reaches its zenith in North India, particularly in the sacred region known as Vraj Bhumi, which includes Mathura, Vrindavan, Nandgaon, Gokul, and Barsana. These places hold historical significance as it was here that Lord Krishna encouraged the people of Gokul to worship Govardhan and humbled Lord Indra’s arrogance.