Govardhan Puja

Govardhan Puja is very important in Hindu religion. This festival is an example of nature and people. According to the Hindu calendar, Govardhan Puja or Annakoot is celebrated on the first day of Shukra Paksha in the Kartik month. Although the festival is celebrated throughout the country, its essence peaks in northern India, especially in the region of Vlajihi Bumi, which comprises Mathura, Vrindavan, Nangaon, Gokul and Varthana. The above mentioned places are important in relation to the festival as this is where Lord Krishna himself encouraged the people of Gokul for Govardhan Puja and shattered Lord Indra's arrogance.

Govardhan Puja Dates and Scriptures
Govardhan Puja is celebrated on the first day of Shukla Paksha in the month of Kartik and can be derived as follows. Hindu lunar month of Kartik. However, according to the sacred texts, he has one condition that the moon must not rise at night within the prescribed period of Pujamhurat.
2. If it is likely that the moon will rise at sunset on the first day of the bright half of the Hindu Lunar Kartik, Govardhan Puja should be performed on the previous day.
3. Govardhan Puja should be celebrated on the same day if Pratipada date prevails at the time of sunrise and there is no sign of moonrise. If not, Govardhan Puja should be done the day before.
4. If the Pratipada date lasts until 9 o'clock after sunrise, it is okay to have moonrise in the evening, but not full moonrise.