Govatsa Dwadashi, otherwise called Nandini Vrata, is celebrated on the twelfth day of the Krishna Paksha of Ashwin month in Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. Govatsa Dwadashi 2016 date is October 26 in Maharashtra. The day is for the most part committed to the worship of Cows – Divine dairy animals Nandhini is revered on the day. As indicated by Bhavishyapurana, Govatsa Dwadashi is connected with the account of heavenly cow Nandhini and her calves. Thus this day is likewise alluded to as Nandhini Vrata. The symbols of cows and calves made of mud are venerated on this day. Nandini is accepted to satisfy the desires of her devotees.
On Govatsa Dwadashi day, pictures of Cow and Calf are made and are embellished with turmeric and kumkuma. Offerings, for example, germinated moong and gram are made to bovines who are delegates of Nandhini on earth. In a few areas, it is entirely restricted to drink cow milk, ghee and curd on this day. This day is otherwise called "Master Dwadashi". It is named as "Vagh" in North India, where, "Vagh" alludes to reimbursing one's money related obligations. Along these lines, individuals clear their record books on this and they won't enter further exchanges utilizing new records on this day.