As the Lord protected the cows and the people in Goverdhan, He got the name “GOVINDA” .
Deepavali has special significance for all hindus in common .
On the fourth day of the five day Diwali festival Sri Goverdhana Puja and Annakoot Utsavam is celebrated in Vrindavan amidst chanting of “Giriraj Dharan ki Jai”
(Glory to the lord who lifted Goverdhan on his little finger) reverberates .
There is very interesting pastime of Shri Giri govardhan raj connected with bhaktha hanumanjee.
When Lord Rama along with the vanaras were building the bridge to Lanka in the Ram lila,..
Hanuman made an attempt to pick up Govardhan to use him in the noble service . Govardhan was so happy to be engaged in the service of the Lord but just as he was about to lift him, a voice from the sky said “the bridge is finished”.
Therefore Hanuman did not use the service of Sri Giri rAJ Govardhan. Giri Govardhan was sad.
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