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Happy Govardhan Puja 2021: Images, Quotes, Wishes, Messages, Cards, Greetings, Pictures, and GIFs

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The Times Of India
05th November, 2021 06:00 IST

The five-day-long festival of Diwali has begun. With preparations in full swing for the big day, most of us tend to overlook the accompanying occasions that have not been given commercial importance as of now. In the five days that comprise the festival of Diwali, falls Govardhan Puja on the fourth day. Also celebrated as Vishwakarma Day, this day holds two big legends behind it.

The divine architect, God Vishwakarma, is considered to be the architect of the world. His creations are larger than life and include the holy city of Dwarka ruled by Lord Krishna and the palace of Indraprastha of the mighty Pandavas. To honor the self-manifested Lord and his creations, workers celebrate this day, especially people who are engaged in creative pursuits. Craftsmen, factory workers, weavers, and handloom workers worship their tools and equipment on this day and pay their respects to the architect-God.

Govardhan Puja, however, falls on the same day and draws its history from a tale of Hindu mythology that revolves around Lord Krishna. One of the most important festivals for the Vaishnava community and Hindu denominations all over the world, the festival commemorates the incident of Lord Krishna lifting a hill called Govardhan to protect the residents of Vrindavan from torrential rains that could destroy the village and its people. It is believed that Lord Indra’s wrath rained on the village and the day also marks the victory of Krishna over Indra. The incident is from the Bhagavata Purana and is considered a symbolic representation of how God will always protect his devotees, no matter what. The devotees offer ‘a hill’ of food to God Krishna which is a metaphorical representation of the Govardhan hill. This day and this offering of food are also called ‘annakoot’. The festival is celebrated on the first lunar day of the Shukla Paksha of the Hindu month of Kartik. Offerings of food items such as kadhi, rice, mixed vegetable, and chapattis are made in large quantities, with families and organizations setting up stalls on pavements and sides of the street to offer food in large quantities as a form of charity to everyone who wishes to have it. Also known as a ‘bhandara’, this offering on the day of Govardhan is done across the country as a form of community service and a token of gratitude to Lord Krishna, the protector of his devotees.

To celebrate this auspicious day with your loved ones, we bring to you some of the best quotes and wishes:

Wishes

1. On this special day, I wish the best for you and your family in terms of health, wealth, happiness, and luck! May Lord Krishna always protect you from all evil.

2. Happy Govardhan Puja to you and your family. Have a splendid day and festive season!


3. After reaping blessings for wealth and fortune from Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesha, I wish for Lord Govardhan to abundantly bless you and your kin with longevity, love, hope, dreams, and all things optimistic. Happy Govardhan Puja to you and your family!


4. Blessings on blessings on blessings! Love, laughter, fun and frolic, and a lot of faith your way. I wish for you and your family to rejoice and count all your blessings. Happy Govardhan Puja to you!


Quotes

1. Tenacious like Govardhan
Courageous like Krishna
And believing like the people of Vrindavan
I wish God bestows each and every virtue on you!
Happy Govardhan to you and your loved ones!

2. When the rains and storms of life push you down
I wish for a guide to hold your hand and pull you out of desolation
And protect you from sorrow and grief, self-doubt and pity
And fill you with love and optimism.
Happy Govardhan Puja to you and your family!


3. Welcome the season of festivals
Welcome the Lord of Lords
Welcome the savior of Vrindavan
And say thank you to Gods
Happy Govardhan Puja to you and your family!

4. Dance and sing
With the rain and the wind
Twist and swirl
Every boy and Girl
For the Lord is here
To take away all your sorrows and fears
And spread only happiness and cheer!

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