Govardhan Puja Tuesday 14th November 2023
Govardhan Puja Muhurat/Timing:
Govardhan Puja Pratahkal Muhurat/Timing = 6:46 AM to 8:54 AM
Duration = 2 Hours 7 Mins
Pratipada Tithi Starts = 2:56 PM on 13 – November – 2023
Pratipada Tithi Ends = 2:35 PM on 14 – November – 2023
About Govardhan Puja:
Govardhan Puja day is celebrated as the day when Lord Krishna defeated God Indra and generally it occurs the next day after Diwali Puja.
Religious Books suggest that Govardhan Puja should be performed during Pratipada Tithi of Kartik month. Govardhan Puja day may fall one day before Amavasya day on Hindu calendar, which depends on the starting time of Pratipada.
Gowardhan Puja is also popular as Annakut Puja. Food items like rice, curry made of gram flour and leafy vegetables, food made of cereals like wheat, etc., are cooked on this day and offered to Lord Krishna.
In Maharashtra this day is observed as Bali Pratipada or Bali Padva. The day marks the victory of Vamana, the fifth incarnation of Lord Vishnu, over Asura King Bali when King Bali was pushed down to the Patal Lok (the netherworld). It is believed that as per the boon given by Lord Vamana, the Asura King Bali from Patala visits Prithvi Lok on this day to bless his people.
Govardhan Puja day and Gujarati New Year day are observed on the same day, on Shukla Paksha Pratipada in Kartik month. However, it may become one day before Gujarati New Year day, which depends on the starting time of Pratipada Tithi.