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Embracing Nature’s Grace: Govardhan Puja Celebrations and the Call for Conservation

Govardhan Puja is an auspicious festival dedicated to nature. Importance of nature is the main theme of Govardhan Puja, it is a way of expressing our gratitude towards nature which gives us resources through which we nourish ourselves. Govardhan Puja is a symbol of mankind’s dedication towards nature.

The celebration of Govardhan Puja is related to Lord Krishna, according to the scriptures when Lord Krishna was living in Brij, Lord Krishna lifted the Govardhan Parvat (mountain) on his finger to save the villagers from the wrath of Lord Indra. From that day people started worshiping Govardhan Mountain as a symbol of hope and the nature that provides them nourishment and resources. In Sanatan Dharma, nature is considered as sacred as the gods, even the gods worship nature because unlike people, nature cannot be easily changed.

Govardhan Puja also known as “Annakoot” is celebrated as a part of Diwali and people make mountains and idols of Lord Krishna from vegetables, food and worship them and make up for any mistakes committed unknowingly. Ask God for forgiveness and pray. One of the objectives of Govardhan Puja is to give information to the coming generations about nature conservation and the importance of nature.
On this Govardhan Puja, you should also take a small initiative and inform people around you about the importance of nature and encourage them to conserve nature. It is from nature that we get life-giving air, we get food and we also get biological resources from nature.

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