(Last Updated on : 06/09/2013)
Annakoot Festival is celebrated among the people of Uttar Pradesh. The people of Uttar Pradesh
celebrated this festival after Diwali
that is on the first day of the full moon in Kartika month.
In Annakoot Festival, the common people of Uttar Pradesh worship the Lord Krishna
as Govardhana .It is also called as Cow Dung Govardhana Puja
. It celebrates an event in Krishna's life in which he lifted the Govardhana Hill
on his little finger for seven days, to protect the cows and people of Vrindavana against the deluge of rain sent by Lord Indra. On this day, the idols of Govardhana are made of cow dung and kept at the doorstep of every house. During this festival 56 types of non-veg food items are prepared and offered to Lord Krishna. After that, the people used to distribute it.
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