Discover the details of Govardhan Puja 2023, including its date after Diwali, puja vidhi, shubh muhurat, timing, samagri, and bhog.
Govardhan Puja, a sacred Hindu festival celebrated post-Diwali and before Bhai Dooj, involves the worship of Lord Krishna and Govardhan Parvat. Also known as Annakoot Puja, it is observed as Bali Pratipada or Bali Padwa in Maharashtra. Devotees prepare offerings consisting of grains like wheat, rice, gram flour curry, and leafy vegetables to present to Lord Krishna. As the festivities approach, here’s a comprehensive guide to Govardhan Puja, covering its date, time, auspicious moments, ritualistic practices, offerings, and essential items.
Govardhan Puja 2023 Date
Govardhan Puja falls on the Pratipada tithi of the Kartik month, often a day before Amavasya Tithi. The exact timing depends on the commencement of Pratipada Tithi, but traditionally, it occurs the day after Diwali Puja. This year, Drik Panchang notes that Govardhan Puja is on November 14.
Govardhan Puja 2023 Shubh Muhurat and Timing
The puja commences on November 14, starting at 6:43 am and concluding at 8:52 am, lasting for 2 hours and 9 minutes. The Pratipada tithi spans from 2:56 pm on November 13 to 2:36 pm on November 1
Govardhan Puja 2023 Puja Vidhi, Bhog, and Puja Samagri
When performing Govardhan Puja, start by creating Govardhan Parvat with cow dung in your courtyard. Worship Lord Govardhan by lighting a lamp and offering rice, kheer, batashe, water, milk, paan, Kesar, and flowers. After arranging all items, offer prayers to Lord Krishna. Prepare 56 or 108 types of food items as bhog for God.
For the bhog, gather sweets for the deity, incense sticks, flowers, fresh flower garlands, Roli, rice, and cow dung. Devotees often prepare Chappan Bhog, consisting of 56 food items, and panchamrit using honey, curd, and sugar.
Govardhan Puja 2023 Puja Samagri
The essential puja samagri includes wheat, rice, Panchamrit (made with curd, milk, honey, sugar, nuts, and tulsi leaves), Annakutta sabzi (made with various vegetables), and curry (made of gram flour and leafy vegetables). These offerings are presented to Lord Krishna, and devotees receive the consecrated Panchamrit after it has been offered to God.