The day after Deepawali is celebrated as Govadhan Puja when Mount Govardhan, near Mathura, is worshipped.
This festival is in commemoration of the lifting of Mount Govardhan by Krishna. Before Krishna was born, Indra, the demigod of Rain, was the chief deity of Vraj. Then Krishna instigated the people to stop worshipping Indra. Indra wanted to show his power over Krishna and brought about a cloud-burst which flooded the countryside for many days. People were afraid that the downpor was a result of their neglect of Indra. But Krishna assured them that no harm would befall them. He lifted Mount Govardhan with his little finger and sheltered men and beasts from the rain. This gave him the epithet Govardhandhari. After this, Indra accepted the supremacy of Krishna.
Join us as we celebrate this wonderful festival by building a replica of Govardhan Hill out of sweetmeats.
6:00 pm Abhishekam of Govardhan Sila
7:15 Kirtan and Arati to Govardhan Hill
7:45 Offering of lamps
8:15 Prasadam Feast
We look forward to sharing the fun with you.