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Govatsa Dwadashi

Govatsa Dwadashi- Nandini Vrata and Festival for Cow

Govatsa Dwadashi is a popular Hindu festival also known as Nandini Vrata, is dedicated to worshipping cows- Divine Nandhini. Govatsa Dwadashi - Festival for Cow, is observed on the 12th day (Dwadashi) of the ‘Krishna Paksha’ (the period of waning phase of moon) of the Kartik Hindu month in Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Telangana and Karnataka. This date of this festival falls in the months of October in the English calendar. Vasubaras (Govatsa Dwadashi falls one day before ‘Dhanteras’ festival.

 

Govatsa Dwadashi

  • 26 and 27 October 2016
  • 16 October 2017
  • 04 November 2018

On Govatsa Dwadashi devotees worship ‘Nandini’- the divine (Ichhapurti) wish fulfillment cow. It is believed that by doing this on this special occasion all their wishes and desires are fulfilled. This special event is celebrated with enthusiasm and zeal in all parts of the country. In Maharashtra, Govatsa Dwadashi is observed as ‘Vasu Baras’. On this auspicious day, the ‘Sripada Vallabha Aradhana Utsav’ is also held at Pithapuram Datta Mahasamsthan in Andhra Pradesh while ‘Vagh Baras’ is held in Gujarat.

Govatsa Dwadashi Puja Vidhi

A ritualistic bath is given to Cows and vermillion is applied on their forehead. The cows and their calves are also decorated with colourful clothes and flowers. At this special event, followers also make idols of cows and their calves from mud. These mud idols are then decorated with flower, kumkum, clothes and turmeric.

Various offerings are made to cows and an ‘Aarti’ is also performed in the evening. Devotees also offer prayers to Lord Shri Krishna, who is an incarnation (avatar) of God Vishnu and had a profound love for cows. Those who worships cows on this Dwadashi will be bestowed with wealthy and healthy life.

 

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