Residents of J Block in Mayfield Garden, located in sector 51, Gurugram, are celebrating Govardhan Puja with immense fervour and gaiety.
Marking the fourth day of the Diwali celebration, women of the society gathered at the central park and made a beautiful Govardhan structure with cow dung and decorated it flower petals.
It is believed that it is the day when Lord Krishna lifted the Govardhan hill on his little finger in order to protect villagers from torrential rain which happened due to Lord Indra’s anger.
Explaining the significance of the day, Sunita Thakran, a resident of the society said that Govardhan Puja has a great significance in Indian tradition.
“Lord Krishna provided shelter to people and other living beings. He saved them from torrential rains. It symbolises the relation between human being and nature. It is part of our culture and we are trying to keep our tradition alive,” she said.
In the evening, devotees from various walks of life will offer Chappan Bhog (assortment of food) and perform Parikrama (circumambulation) of the Govardhan. Later, prasad (gracious gift) will be distributed among the devotees to conclude the puja.
Vijay Bhardwaj, another resident said, “We celebrate all the festival as a whole community. It also help our younger generation to connect with our roots as they get to know more about the festival and its significance in our life.”
Snehlata Sharma, another resident said, “We are celebrating the occasion for the last 15 years in our society. We enjoy everything together.”