Govardhan Pooja is a Day after Diwali. It is a Gujarati new year. This year Govardhan Pooja is celebrated on the 16th November (Monday) 2020 it is also the Gujarati New Year. This Day is the most important day for the Gujarati people because as per the Gujarati Calendar New year is started on this Day.
Govardhan Pooja is also as the annakut. It is one of the most popular festivals in India. On this day devotees prepare and offer a large variety of vegetarian foods to Govardhan hills. Gujarati New Year begins on the ShuklaPakshaPratipada of Kartik month. It is the day after Diwali. India is a country of diversity thus Hindu new year starts from Chaitra month, Gujrati’s new year month starts from Kartik, and Tamil new year called Puthandu falls in the month of April, yet all are celebrated with immense zeal.
Gujarati New Year is called BestuVaras. It is also called Gujarati Navu Varsh. It is believed that Lord Krishna disliked that Lord Indra is worshipped. He asked that Gokul is the land of shepherds and farmers, thus they need to pray to a natural phenomenon. The people of Gokul agreed and they stopped worshipping Lord Indra.
They were worshipping Govardhan Hill and the cows. Lord Indra the God of rain and thunder got angry and the people of Gokul had to face the anger of Indra. Lord Indra flooded Gokul for seven days and nights. Lord Krishna then lifted the mountain on his small finger and provided shelter to the people and cattle. Lord Indra realized his mistake and apologized to the people of Gokul and Krishna. Govardhan Puja has been celebrated since then.
Significance of Govardhan Pooja:-
According to the Bhagvat Purana on this Day Lord Krishna lifted Up Govardhan Mountain to saved the villagers of Vrindavan. This hill served as the shelter for the devotees and villagers of Vrindavan from rains showers by Lord Indra. Generally, It is a Gujarati new year.
Govardhan Pooja 2020 Timings:-
Govardhan Puja on November 16, 2020, Monday
Puja Muhurat:- 03:26 PM to 05:40 PM on 16 November (Duration – 02 Hours 14 Mins)
Pratipada Tithi Begins:- 10:36 AM on 15 November 2020
Pratipada Tithi Ends:- 07:06 AM on 16 November 2020
Happy New Year Images:-
Happy New Year To All of Gujarati people