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Annakut Puja - Know Puja Vidhi & Vrat Story

The festival of Annakut Puja is celebrated on the second day of Diwali. According to Hindu beliefs, Annakut Puja is performed on the Shukla Paksha Pratipada of Kartik month. There is a tradition of worshiping Annakut and cow mother on this festival. At this festival, Annakut God is worshiped by drawing a picture of Annakut Parvat with cow dung.

Why celebrate Annakut Puja?

There is an ancient legend related to Annakut Puja. Once Lord Krishna asked the Gokul residents to worship Annakut instead of worshiping Indradev. Lord Krishna told the Gokul residents that it is due to Mount Annakut that their animals get fodder to eat. It is due to Annakut Parvat that it rains in Gokul. Therefore, worship of Annakut Parvat should be done in place of Indradev.

When Indradev came to know about this thing of Shri Krishna, he got very angry and started torrential rain in Brij. Then Lord Krishna lifted the Annakut Parvat on his little finger to protect the people of Brij and saved the Brij residents from the wrath of Indra.

Then the people of Brij offered 56 bhog to Sri Krishna. Pleased with this, Shri Krishna had promised to always protect the Gokul dwellers. Know the auspicious time of Annakut Puja and know the date of Annakut Puja. If you worship during this time, you will get auspicious results.

Annakut Puja Vidhi

  • On the day of Annakut Puja, take oil and bathe on the body in the morning.
  • Draw a picture of Annakut with cow dung on the main door of the house. Also make Gobardhan mountain of cow dung and also make pictures of Gwal Baal and trees and plants nearby.
  • Put a statue of Lord Krishna in the middle of it.

Annakut Puja Story

There is a legend about Govardhan Puja. Lord Krishna had asked people to worship Govardhan Parvat instead of worshiping Indra, although before this people used to worship Indra, the god of rain.

The Govardhan mountain stops the clouds and makes them rain, which leads to improved agriculture. When Devraj Indra came to know about this, he considered it his insult and then started torrential rain on the Brajwasis in anger.

When the Gokul residents took shelter under Govardhan Parvat to escape Indra’s wrath, then Gokul residents made 56 bhog and offered it to Shri Krishna. Pleased with this, Shri Krishna blessed Gokul residents that they will always protect Gokul residents. People revolve around the god Govardhan. They are offered as an offering to Annakoot.

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