Govardhan Puja

Govardhan Puja is a festival to worship Lord Krishna and Govardhan Parvat or Mount Govardhan. It is widely celebrated in the northern part of India. Watch & perform Govardhan Puja with our pray-along-videos. Perform aartis, read about food restriction, importance/significance of Govardhan Puja.

  1. Let’s first collect all puja items.
  2. Then we will do the puja preparation.
  3. Next we will perform the main Govardhan Puja.
  4. We will conclude with the aarti.
Let’s Collect Govardhan Puja Items & Learn Their Significance
  • Rice
  • Sandalwood
  • Moli (red thread)
  • Roli (red powder)
  • Lamp
  • Incense sticks
  • Coconut
  • Flowers
  • Sweets, Fruits
  • Water
  • Milk
  • Sugar
  • Curd (Yogurt)
  • Clarified butter (Ghee)
  • Honey
  • Dry fruits
  • Yagyopavit (sacred thread)
Follow The Video To Prepare For The Govardhan Puja.

Before doing Govardhan Puja, we do the puja preparation or commonly called as panch peeth puja.
Lets follow the video through this step. Only after performing this step we proceed towards the main Govardhan Puja.

Let’s Perform The Main Govardhan Puja

After performing the panch peeth puja, we start the main puja.
Follow along the instructions and mantras to perform the main Govardhan Puja.

We Will Conclude Govardhan Puja With The Aarti.

Puja is considered incomplete without the aarti.
Let us now do the Govardhan Puja to successfully conclude the puja.

Puja is considered complete after we offer dakshina


Mantras, Regional Information, Food Restrictions For Govardhan Puja.

Govardhan Puja is a festival to worship Lord Krishna and Govardhan Parvat or Mount Govardhan. It is widely celebrated in the northern part of India. This is the fourth day of Diwali and is celebrated in commemoration of lifting the mountain Govardhan by Lord Krishna on his finger tip. The day is to worship Govardhan mountain which is said to have saved its’ inhabitants from incessant rains. It symbolizes the importance of nature in our lives.

Govardhan Puja Legend

‘Govardhan’ is a small hillock situated at ‘Braj’, near Mathura. The legends in ‘Vishnu Puraan’ have it that the people of Gokul used to worship and offer prayer to Lord Indra for the rains because they believed that it was he who sent rains for their welfare but Lord Krishna told them that it was Govardhan Parvat and not Lord Indra who caused rains therefore they should worship the Govardhan Parvat People did the same and it made Lord Indra so furious that the people of Gokul had to face very heavy rains as a result of his anger. Then Lord Krishna came forward to save the people of Gokul by lifting the Mount Govardhan as an umbrella on the little finger of his right hand so that everyone could take shelter under it. After this event Lord Krishna was also known as Giridhari or Govardhandhari. Devotees keep awake the whole night and cook fifty-six different types of food for the bhog to Lord Krishna. This ceremony is called annkut which means a mountain of food. Various types of food – cereals, pulses, fruit, vegetables, chutneys, pickles, and salads – are offered to the Deity and then distributed as prasada to devotees.

Food instructions:

On govardhan pooja Annkoot or bhoga is prepaired i.e. 56 types of dishes are offered to God
After offering to the lord are distributed as prasad to devotees.