Most of the time Goverdhan Puja is celebrated next day just after Diwali, on the occasion when Lord Krishna defeated God Indra. Sometimes there might be somehow gap between these two couple of days i.e. Diwali and Goverdhan Puja.
It is also believed that Lord Krishna lifted Goverdhan Parvat for almost about 7 days without eating anything so, Chhappan Bhog is offered to Lord Krishna by his devotees on this day. It is said that he used to eat 8 times a day, so, 8 times* 7 days =56 feast.
Chhappan Bhog is offered to Lord Krishna on the day of Goverdhan Puja, which is celebrated on the next day just after Diwali. This Chhappan Bhog special food is also known as “Annakut”. This special Bhog needs to be arranged in a particular sequence such that Milk products are loved by Lord Krishna which are followed by Besan items, Salty foods and lastly followed Illaichi.
7 types of cereals
7 types of fruits
7 types of vegetables
7 types of Dry fruits
7 types of Namkeens
7 types of pickles or sauces
7 types of sweets
7 types of drinks
In another variation, there are dishes like…
20 types of fruits, 20 types of dry fruits, and 16 kinds of Namkeens.
All these days have different stories and different importance attached to them along with a different rituals and traditions attached with it. Goverdhan Puja is celebrated across the country by all Indians.
Ensures good health of the family.
Enjoy mental peace and spiritual.
Ensures wealth also.
Ensures longevity of life of all family members.
Ensures success of life.
Ensures good luck in every sphere of life.
Comes over the cycle of birth and death.
Goverdhan Puja is celebrated on Pratipada Tithi of Kartika month. Below are the timings of Goverdhan Puja….
Pratipada Tithi of Kartika month starts at 09.37 pm on 07th of November and ends at 09.07 pm on next day 08th of November.
Goverdhan Puja morning Muhurat is between 06.42 am to 08:51 am having duration of 2 hours and 9 minutes.
Goverdhan Puja evening Muhurat is between 03:18 pm to 05:27 pm having total duration of 2 hours and 9 minutes.
It is believed that Lord Krishna advised people to pay gratitude, respect to Goverdhan Parvat and worship it by making Chhappan Bhog, when people worship Lord Krishna and pay gratitude to him for saving their lives by defeating Indra. On this day, along the country devotees pay gratitude to Goverdhan Parvat by making Goverdhan image from cow dungs and then worship it by making different kind of delicious vegetarian food items.