Gopashtami 2022: Date, Rituals, Muhurat & More!

In Hinduism, various animals are worshiped and are regarded as incarnations of different Gods, and Cow is one of them. Cow is a sacred animal to the followers of Hinduism and Gopashtami is a festival dedicated to this pious animal. On this day, people worship Cows and pay respect and gratitude to them. In this special blog by AstroSage on Gopashtami 2022, we will enlighten you with the date, muhurat, etc. about this festival. 

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Let’s begin by knowing the date, significance, and muhurat of this festival.

Gopashtami 2022: Date-Muhurat & Significance

According to the Hindu Panchang, Gopashtami is celebrated on the Ashtami tithi of Shukla Paksha of Kartik month, which falls in the month of October or November as per the Gregorian calendar. Many devotees observe a fast on this sacred day. In Sanatan Dharma, Cows are considered an important part and therefore, are worshiped by the devotees. 

It is also believed that all the deities reside in the cows. The pious festival of Gopastami is dedicated to the cows. By worshiping the Cows on this day, you can attain prosperity and happiness in life. Also, you can fulfill all your wishes.

Gopashtami 2022 Date: 1 November 2022

Ashtami Tithi begins: 01:13:33, on 1 November

Ashtami Tithi ends: 23:06:42, on 1 November

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Gopashtami Legend

There are many famous mythologies associated with this day but the most popular one is connected to Lord Krishna. As per the legend, Nanda Maharaj sent Lord Krishna and Lord Balram to herd the cows on the day of Gopashtami for the first time, because they both had entered the ages between 6 to 10 years (Pauganda age). It was from this day onwards that both the sons of Nanda Maharaj took charge of herding the cows. So, the day of Gopashtami has special significance since that day.

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Gopashtami 2022: Puja Rituals

  • Wake up early on this day and bethe the cows.
  • Then worship the cow and perform its Puja using flowers etc. and touch its feet. 
  • Now take rounds around the cow (do Parikrama).
  • On this day, you must decorate the cows properly with jewelry and bright colored clothes.
  • You must also feed the cows properly.
  • In the evening, perform Panchopchar Puja of the cows and feed them good food.
  • In the end, take the mud at the feet of the cow and touch it to your forehead. 
  • Conclude the Puja by paying respect to the cows.

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