Annakut Puja is an important ritual to observe on Nutan Varsh (Gujarati New Year) i.e. on Kartik Sud 1, 1st day of Kartik maas in Gujarati calendar. In 2016, Annakut date is October 31.
It is the fourth day of Diwali celebrations. In all temples across Gujarat, annakut is offered to the deities. It is also known as Chappan Bhog as 56 types of recipes are offered to Lord Govardhan (Sri Krishna).
Variety of vegetarian recipes is offered during Annakut Puja. The recipes are arranged in tiers or steps in front of the deities. As sweet recipes are favorite dishes for any God, these occupy nearest tier to the deity.
Dwarka Dwarkadhish Temple, Mathura Sri Krishna temple, Vrindavan, Bhuj Swaminarayan Temple, ISKCON Temples all around the world are the best places to visit during Annakut Mohotsav.