Shri Giriraj Govardhan





Shri Giriraj Govardhan Pujan

(This is a short description which has been translated from the Hindi version of the Holy Garg Samhita written by Shri Garg Muni)


This Pujan vidhi is as explained by Shree KrishnChander Himself.

The old and wise gop Sannad asks Nand's son to tell them the right way of Shri Govardhan worship. Shree Krishn replies:

The place where you wish to do the pujan should be cleaned with cow dung and all the puja samagri placed here.

With total bhakti the mantra 'Sahastrasheersha' should be chanted; keeping brahmins with you first bathe Girirajji with Ganga or Yamuna Jal; then with cows milk, then with Panchamrit, again with Yamuna Jal.

Offer fragrance, flowers, vastra, asan, various foods, mala, ornaments, deepmala, and do the parikrama of Girirraj.

Bow down with both hands folded in prayer:

'That Giriraj Govardhan in who's lap the Vrindavan forest grows, that who is the crown of Golok, Purna Brahm's Chatra-Chatrarup, I offer my prayers'.

Then offer pushpanjali; with ghanta, jhanjh and mrudung and other madhur music do the arti of Girriraj.

After this chanting the mantra, 'Vedahmentum Purushum ...........' shower grains and with Shraddha. Place the Annakut near the Giriraj.

Then keep sixty four cups in five rows and fill them with Ganga- Yamuna Jal and Tulsi leaves.

With a peaceful mind offer 'Chappan Bhog' – fifty six varieties of dishes in Giriraj sewa.

Do Agni havan; worship Brahmins, cows and devtas with flowers and fragrance.

Finally offer the best food to the best of Brahmins, then to the other people, including the chandals also.

Then complete the pujan with all the gop and gopis dancing and singing Mangal geet with Jai

Jaikaar of Shri Govardhan.

Where there is no Govardhan parvat, there is also a way of worship. You can make a structure of cowdung resembling Shri Govardhan. Decorate it with flowers and garlands and worship it with the bhao of Govardhan Giriraj.

If anyone takes a shila from Giriraj Govardhan he has to place a similar amount of gold on that place in exchange. If he does not he will end in Maharaurav narak.

One should always do sewa for Shaligram Bhagwan. One who does perfect sewa for the Giriraj shila; he receives the fruit of having bathed in the tirths of all seven dweep.

One who worships the Giriraj every year enjoys happiness on earth as well as moksh in the other world.

Author : Abha Shahra Shyama

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