This yearly festival is a celebration of Krishna in the form of the Govardhana hill.
This year Govardhana puja, as well as Go puja, the worship of the cow, will be celebrated on Friday, october 20th, 2017.
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The name ‘Govardhana’ has two primary translations. In the literal meaning, ‘Go’ translates to ‘cows’, and ‘vardhana’ translates to ‘nourishment’. Another meaning of ‘Go’ is ‘the senses’ and ‘vardhana’ can also mean ‘to increase’ – thus the name is also translated by devotees of Krishna as ‘that which increases the senses’ in their attraction to Krishna. In this connection, it is believed that the personality of Govardhan blesses the devotee by increasing his devotion.
We warmly invite you to celebrate this festival with us next year, in October, on the 20th (2017). This is on a Friday.
Govardhan Puja Festival
“Of all the devotees, this Govardhana Hill is the best! O my friends, this hill supplies Krsna and Balarāma, as well as Their calves, cows and cowherd friends, with all kinds of necessities – water for drinking, very soft grass, caves, fruits, flowers and vegetables. In this way the hill offers respect to the Lord. Being touched by the lotus feet of Kṛṣṇa and Balarāma, Govardhana Hill appears very jubilant.” (Srimad-Bhagavatam, 10.21.18)
We warmly invite you to celebrate this wonderful event with us.
Please find here the schedule of 2017 when it is ready, or check the Benelux Free Forum and the Radhadesh Village Forum
Dear devotees, we encourage you to please join us for this wonderful event!
Govardhana Puja, as well as Go Puja, the worship of the cows was celebrated in 2016 on Monday, October 31st.