Holiday on 15th November 2020 for Govardhan Puja
Govardhan Puja is a Restricted holiday falls on November 15, 2020 Sunday as per Govt. Dopt 2020 holiday list. It is a Hindus festival and Regional holiday which comes next to Diwali in the month of Kartik, as the day Lord Krishna defeated the God Indra.
What people do on this day:
In this festival, the worshipers of Hinduism worship God by making cow’s idol in the courtyard of the house and worship them. After this, to appease Lord Giriraj, who is considered to be the deity of Braj, he offers food to Annakoot. The animals of cow and bull are bathed and worshiped with flower garlands, incense, sandalwood etc. Aarti is offered to the cows by offering them sweetmeats and performed pradakshina. The Pratikpada of Kartik Shukla Paksha is offered as an offering to God and raw-cooked food, fruits, flowers, various types of foods called Chhappan Bhoga. Then all the materials are distributed to your family and friends and the offerings are received.
Devotees celebrate Govardhan Puja by preparing a large variety of vegetarian food such as wheat, rice, curry of gram flour and leafy vegetables in order to offer them to Lord Krishna.