From Annakoot to Makhan Mishri, see the prasad offered to Lord Krishna on Govardhan Puja!
A day after Diwali falls Govardhan Puja. In this festival, also known as Annakut or Annakoot, devotees worship Lord Krishna and Govardhan Parvat. They offer 56 varieties i.e., chhapan bhog to the deity and seek blessings. Let us tell you a little more about it. Some legends believe that the word Govardhan is derived from the Govardhan Parvat situated in Gokul. This parvat was single-handedly lifted by Lord Krishna. Devotees all around the country celebrate this festival with great zeal and enthusiasm.
Every festival in India is incomplete without food and Govardhan Puja is no exception. On this day, devotes offer different prasads to Lord Krishna. Let us know more about these prasads.
Annakoot ki sabji is a must-have vegetable fry prepared with 56 ingredients in which even salt is counted as an ingredient. Some legends believe that when Krishna lifted the Govardhan Parvat, he asked the villagers to get whatever ingredients they had to prepare a meal which was later called Annakoot.
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When we talk about Lord Krishna, we can’t forget mentioning about makhan mishri. This sweet treat is said to be the favourite of Lord Krishna and thus, makes up for a perfect prasad to be offered to the deity on the day.
This sweet, topped with poppy seeds, has dates and no added sugar. Because of their natural sweetness, they are healthy as well as delicious. One can prepare these desserts in no time and offer it to Lord Krishna as well.
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A prasad is incomplete without panchamrit. This holy drink is made up of five ingredients as its name suggests. It has milk, ghee, sugar, curd, and honey and is traditionally offered to Lord Krishna after the Govardhan Puja.
This super-easy dessert has our heart. Isn’t it? This dessert made up of curdled milk gets ready in no time and tastes amazingly delicious. One can make these desserts with minimal ingredients and this simple dessert is perfect for the Govardhan Puja prasad.
Suji ka Halwa
Suji ka halwa needs no introduction. Be it a festival or a happy occasion, suji ka halwa always takes the center stage. This dessert totally gives a homely feeling. This is one of the commonly made desserts on Govardhan Puja and is also offered as prasad.
Kheer is a much-loved dessert in India. This beautiful concoction of rice, sugar, milk, and dry fruits is enough to satisfy our souls. On Govardhan Puja, kheer is cooked in many Hindu households and offered as prasad to Lord Krishna.
Happy Govardhan Puja!!