The Color Guide to Govardhana Hill
This book is dedicated in the sacred memory of our beloved spiritual master, His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, whose last wish was to perform Govardhana Parikrama.
Sinking into the ground by the measurement of one mustard seed everyday, the beautiful Govardhana Hill, India's most sacred mountain, will in the next few thousand years completely dissatisfy from the vision of the world.
On auspicious days of the Vedic calendar, tens of thousands of people circumnabulate this sacred mountain chanting prayers in glorification of Lord Sri Krishna. Five thousand years ago Lord Krishna lifted Govardhana hill and used it as an umbrella to protect the inhabitants of Vrindavana from the devastating rains sent by Indra, the god of heaven.
As the best servant Govardhana Hill provides Krishna and Balarama and the inhabitants of Vrindavana with all the necessities of life. Cool fragrant water from its many waterfalls, pure honey, mango juice and pilu juice, wonderful varieties of herbs, roots, fruits, creepers and fresh flowers. Govardhana also provides various minerals and precious gems that the cowherd boys use to decorate Krishna and Balarama and themselves as well.
This sacred hill also provides deep caves where Krishna and Balarama rest and take shelter against the rain and the scorching sun. Krishna also enjoys many intimate loving pastimes with Srimati Radharana in these same caves.
Govardhana Hill also provides a special kind of soft, fragrent grassthat makes the cows strong and healthy. This grass also helps increase the cows milk production, which is used to make pure ghee for the sacrificial fire and for cooking. The milk is also turned into butter, yoghurt, cheese and an amazing variety of milk-sweets.
Considering that milk is the economic backbone of the inhabitants of Vrindavana, it is no wonder that Lord Krishna advised the Vrajavasis to stop the sacrifice to Lord Indra and worship Govardhana Hill instead.
Govardhana Hill also provides Lord Krishna with a stage to perform His innumerable transcendental loving pastimes with the beautiful damsels of Vraja and with His many cowherd boyfriends.