Govardhan Puja is being held all across India today on October 28. Govardhan Puja is also known as Anna-koot puja which literally means mountain of food). The fourth day of Diwali celebrations is ‘Padwa’ or ‘Varshapratipada’, which is also called Govardhan Puja (in north India).
Govardhan Puja is performed with great zeal and enthusiasm and in the states of Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. In the western states of India, this day marks the New Year as per their calendar and is celebrated as Bestu Varas.
People celebrate Govardhan Puja by making food of cereals such as wheat, rice, curry of gram flour and leafy vegetables in order to offer to the Hindu Lord Krishna.