People in India celebrate Govardhan Puja in different ways, depending upon their culture and tradition. Here are a few ways in which different states in the country celebrate Govardhan Puja:

1. Maharashtra: Govardhan Puja is known as Padva or Bali Pratipada in the western state of the country. It marks King Bali who comes to visit his kingdom from Pataal every year on this day. People gift new clothes to each other.

2. Gujarat: It marks the beginning of Indian new year. Vikram Samvat is mainly celebrated in Gujarat and Haryana.

3. Uttar Pradesh: Govardhan Puja is also known as Annakut Puja which means 'heap of food'. Devotees prepare 'Bhog' all night for lord Sri Krishna and distribute among each other. Govardhan Puja is celebrated with much fervour in Mathura as devotees offer food to Sri Krishna and also make cow dung hills.

4. Karnataka: This day is considered as auspicious for the agranian families who decorate their houses and make a replica of the Govardhan hill using cow dung and flowers.

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