Gau Puja on the eve of Govardhan
As per Hindu legends, Lord Krishna lifted Mount Govardhan to safeguard the people of Mathura. To commemorate this incident and to pay tribute to Lord Krishna, Govardhan Puja is performed on the 4th day of Diwali.
Govardhan is a small hill in Braj which is located near Mathura. To pay a tribute to Lord Krishna’s deed, people build small hills of cow dung, decorate it with flowers and then worship it. Annakoot is also celebrated on this day. Annakoot means a mountain of food. People stay awake the whole night and cook a Chachappan Bhog or 56 dishes or 108 types of food as a Bhog offering to Lord Krishna.
On this auspicious day, Gau puja is also performed. In Hinduism, cow is a sacred animal and every part of a cow’s body holds religious significance. A cow symbolizes fertility, purity and sacrifice. It is also denotes motherly nature, nurturing human sustenance. In fact, a various cow’s body parts embody a Hindu deity.
Kamadhenu is a divine cow and appeared during the Samudra Manthan. Due its appearance, sage Vashistha asked everyone to observe a Gau Puja and this became a tradition since then. Performing Gau Puja helps fulfill desires, helps alleviate the sins of our ancestors, helps to nullify pitru dosh etc.
Benefits of Praying to Gau mata on Govardhan Puja
Gau puja with devotion marshals the positive powers of all the Devtas and shaktis for the well being of family, society and nation. The benefits of Gau Puja are many out
of which some are listed below:
- Helps to remove poverty
- Gives a person health
- Wealth and comfort
- Child to the childless couples
- Grants forgiveness to unpardonable sins
- Gives strength to overcome enemies
- Unity in a family
This puja will be performed by learned pandits adhering to all rules and regulations. Once you place an order with us, an email will be sent to you to regarding the timing of the Puja and a link will be shared on which you can view the puja in real time. Once you place an order with us, an email will be sent to you to regarding the timing of the Puja and a link will be shared on which you can view the puja in real time. Once the puja is completed, Prasad will be couriered to you on the address provided.
Prasad will include:
- energized cow idol to ensure progress and smoothness in life