10 facts about Govardhan pooja

Govardhan pooja is celebrated on the next day of the Diwali festival.

It is also known as Annakoot pooja.

On this day, Lord Krishna defeated Indra, the god of rain and thunder.

People make hillocks of cow dung and decorate them with flowers and leaves.

The main puja is performed in the morning after taking a holy bath.

Lord Krishna is worshipped along with his consort Goddess Radha.

Annakoot means mountain of food.

A huge variety of 56 or 108 different types of dishes are prepared as prasad and offered to the deities.

Govardhan pooja is also known as Bali pooja as it is believed that on this day, Lord Krishna killed the demon king Bali.

This festival is celebrated with great pomp and show in Mathura and Vrindavan, the birthplace of Lord Krishna.