Govardhan Puja also known as Annakoot is a Hindu festival in which devotees worship Govardhan Hill and prepare and offer a large variety of vegetarian food to Krishna as a mark of gratitude. For Vaishnavas, this day commemorates the incident in the Bhagavata Purana when Krishna lifted Govardhan Hill to provide the villagers of Vrindavan shelter from torrential rains. The incident is seen to represent how God will protect all devotees who take singular refuge in him. In one variant of the ritual a god (Lord Krishna) is made out of cow dung in horizontal position. After completing the structure, it is decorated by earthernlamps, seenkh and candles. After worshipping, the structure of the lord is fed by the bhaktas or worshippers, and the ladies fast. GD Goenka Public School, Rohini, Sector 9, wishes on this day.


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