Gop ashtami

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Event Details

Gop ashtami 2022

1 November 2022
11:04 PM

Shree Giridhar Dham, Vrindavan 

Event Description:

Kartik Shukla Ashtami is known as Gopashtami. This festival is dedicated to Lord Krishna and cows. It is famous festival in Mathura, Vrindavan and other Braj regions. There is a tradition of decorating and worshiping cows with their calf on this day.


Did you know?

On this day, Shri Krishna’s father Nanda Maharaj had given the responsibility of taking care of the cows to Shri Krishna and Shri Krishna took the cows to the forest for grazing.

Nanda Maharaja decided to organize a ceremony for Lord Krishna and Balarama while going for the first time in Vrindavan to graze the cow. Radha, the divine wife of Lord Krishna, wanted to feed the cows, but she was denied having a girl. Therefore, being similar to Subala-sakha, she disguised herself as a boy, put on her dhoti and robe and joined her companions to have fun with Lord Krishna by rearing cows . This festival is celebrated on the Ashtami of Shukla Paksha of Kartik month.

It is also believed that Lord Krishna broke the pride of Lord Indra on this day.



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