Patience is a Buddhist virtue that overcomes feelings of anger. An angry mind is impatient and when one acts out of anger, they only cause harm and pain. Patience is a spiritual movement that allows things to take place only at the right time.
Govardhan Puja, also known as Annakut or Annakoot, is a festival dedicated to Lord Krishna. During this Puja, devotees worship the Govardhan Hill and offer food to Lord Krishna as an expression of gratitude and love.
This Puja is Lord Krishna’s victory over Lord Indra and it helps us learn patience. As Lord Indra showered the people of the village with heavy rainfall, Lord Krishna lifted the Govardhan Hill, using only his little finger, in order to provide shelter to the people of the village. He continued to lift this mountain for seven days after which Lord Indra finally stopped the rain and accepted his defeat.
Seven days of rainfall, seven days of lifting a mountain over his head and Lord Krishna did not waver. This helps understand that patience is a good thing to have when one is in a great deal of stress or difficulty. Patience is a spiritual movement that allows things to take place only at the right time.