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GOVARDHANA [Source: Dowson's Classical Dictionary of Hindu Mythology] A mountain in Vrindavana, which Krishna induced the cowherds and cowherdlesses to worship instead of Indra. This enraged the god, who sent a deluge of rain to wash away the mountain and all the people of the country, but Krishna held up the mountain on his little finger for seven days to shelter the people of Vrindavana. Indra retired baffled, and afterwards did homage to Krishna.

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