Govardhan Puja marks the first day of the Kartik month of Hindu calender. This day is also celebrated as Bali Pratipada and the beginning of the Gujarati New Year. This day is indeed the one to be cherished and celebrated to the fullest.
Govardhan Puja is celebrated on the Pratipada Tithi of the Kartik month which usually falls on the next day after Diwali. This day celebrates the triumph of Lord Krishna over Lord Indra. As per the legends, Lord Krishna had lifted the Govardhan Parvat on his little finger on this day in order to save his village from the wrath of Lord Indra which came in the form of an unstoppable and heavy downpour.
Govardhan Puja Muhurat
06:32 to 08:45
|Duration = 2 Hours 12 Mins|
|Sayankal Muhurat||15:23 to 17:36||Duration = 2 Hours 12 Mins|
Note: The above mentioned timings are for New Delhi, To know about the Pujan Muhurat timings in your city, Govardhan Puja Muhurat
Govardhan Puja Vidhi
- Mold an idol made of Cow Dung or Soil of Lord Krishna.
- Bedeck this idol with flowers, flute and a beautiful dress.
- Offer Annakoot (a curry made of mixed vegetables), two sticks of sugarcane, sweets, curd and raw milk to the idol of Lord Krishna.
- Light a lamp which is smeared with vermillion and rice and is filled with Ghee (clarified butter).
- Take a few rounds around the idol and finish off the Puja with the Aarti in praise of Lord Krishna.
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Bali Pratipada or Bali Padva is also celebrated on this day which is the first day of Kartik month. This day is celebrated every year to acknowledge the victory of Vamana (an incarnation of God Vishnu) over King Bali and to welcome King Bali to Prithvi Lok. King Bali was exiled to Patal Lok, the underworld, by Vamana but with a boon which would allow him to return to Prithvi Lok and meet his kin every year. The Puja Muhurat for Govardhan Puja can be used to pray and worship this festival.
Gujarati New Year
Gujarati New Year usually occurs at the same time as Govardhan Puja which is the Pratipada Tithi of Kartik month of Hindu calendar. Sometimes, Govardhan Puja is celebrated a day or two before Gujarati New Year depending on the calculations based on the Hindu calendar.
The Pratipada of Kartik month will mark the onset of Vikram Samvat 2073. As an auspicious practice, new business ledgers and account books, also known as ‘Chopda’ in Gujarat, are started on this day, winding up the ones of the previous year. New Chopda is begun on the day of the Gujarati New Year followed by worship of Goddess Lakshmi.
We at AstroSage, hope that you will be able to make the most of this opportune day and wish you happiness, success and prosperity !
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Pisceans, the bright future is ahead. So, it would be good if you forget the past, focus on your present, in order to make future blissful. At workfront, a lot of scope is there for growth. Your dedication towards work will be appreciated by your seniors. While family happiness will also remain in harmony. Your taste buds are going to experience many delicacies this week.
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Love Prediction: 3/5
Remedy: Don’t take useless tensions.
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