(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 03 April 2010, Durban, South Africa, Lecture: Holy places in India)
We sat down with some devotees at the base of Govardhan hill and there were Govardhan Silas all around us! While I was playing the harmonium, I decided to sing, “Jaya Radhe Jaya Krsna, Jaya Vrndavan.” Then, the devotees started to decorate the Silas. They got flowers and tilak, and started to draw faces on all the Silas. They made offerings and we realized that we were surrounded by unlimited Govardhan Silas.
Govardhan is amazing because it is said that the hill is known as Haridasvarya because the hill is the greatest servant of Krsna. Of all the servants of Krsna, he is the greatest.
But, at the same time, Govardhan is also known as Krsna himself. He is both; just like Balarama, he is Krsna in the mood of serving Krsna. So, he can be worshiped as Krsna also. So, we should worship Govardhan as Krsna while we are chanting the holy names.