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Are water plants always good for the pond?
The water hyacinth can grow too fast, and completely fill a pond or small lake. It can double in size in 12 days. At this rate of growth, it can prevent sunlight and oxygen from reaching the water, which can cause fish and other plants and animals to die.
Which is heavier, a pound of gold or a pound a feathers?
Why is viscosity important in motor oil for today's high revving engines?
How did the cartoon character Bugs Bunny get his name?
What was the original meaning of merry in “Merry Christmas”?
Which was the spiniest armoured dinosaur?
What does a transformer do?
Why do many buses use air brakes instead of hydraulic brakes?
Which is the most famous sauropod?
Are there any objects that use compressed air to create electricity?
Other than Australia, what are the islands included in Oceania?
How much garbage do we throw away every year?
Which is more economical: operating our air conditioner at 75 °F or operating it at 78 °F and putting fans in front of the vents?
How are waves different from tides?
What is the difference between single-phase and three-phase electric power?
What is liquefaction?
Why do the military say “Roger” then “Wilco” to confirm a radio message?
How do balloon pilots navigate around countries that forbid overflights?
Why do my fingers get all "pruney" in the bathtub?
Why are some kids better at schoolwork than others?
For how many years can the male reproductive system produce sperm?
Were the meat-eating dinosaurs special?
Why should I drink lots of water?
How does a fan motor work?
Did life definitely start on Earth?
I'm doing a science fair project on electricity and I need to know how to make a homemade hot dog cooker.
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Govardhan Puja Celebration
The story behind Govardhan Puja
The day after Diwali is referred to as Annakuta, or Govardhan Puja. On this day the inhabitants of Vrindavan (Lord Krishna abode on Earth) would hold a harvest festival in honor of King Indra, the demigod who provided the rains essential for the harvest.One day, however, Lord Krishna wanted to teach Indra a lesson. He convinced the inhabitants of Vrindavan to honor Govardhan Hill instead, whose fertile soil provided the grass upon which the cows and bulls grazed, and to honor the cows and bulls who provided milk and ploughed the lands. Outraged, Indra retaliated with terrifying thunderstorms. The Supreme Personality of Godhead, Krishna, calmly lifted Govardhan Hill with the little finger of his left hand. For seven days and seven nights the Lord held up Govardhan Hill, providing a giant umbrella to shelter the inhabitants of Vrindavan from the torrential rain. Realizing the futility of his actions, King Indra bowed down before the Lord with folded hands and offered prayers of supplication. In this way, Lord Krishna demonstrated that He is Deva Deva, the lord of the demigods, and that any purpose for which demigods might be worshiped could easily be served by worshiping Him, the cause of all causes.Several thousand years later, on this same day, Srila Madhavendra Puri established a temple for the self manifest Gopala Deity on top of Govardhan Hill.To celebrate this festival, devotees build a replica of Govardhan Hill made of various opulent foods, worship Lord Krishna as the lifter of Govardhan Hill, worship the hill as His incarnation, and worship the cows and bulls who are dear to the Lord.At the end of the festival, the hill of prasada (sanctified food) is distributed to the public. All Vaishnava temples in India observe this ceremony, and hundreds of people are given prasada according to the capacity of each temple.