Krishna Janmashtami is also known as Gokulashtami, Srikrishna Jayanthi, Janmashtami or KrishnaJeyanthi. It is the annual celebration of birth of the Hindu deity Krishna.
This festival is celebrated by Hindus not only in India but also all over the world. This festival falls in between the month August and September. In this occasion people will fast from the morning, they will do Pooja for Lord Krishna by offering sweets.
“Happy Gokulastami to everyone”
Butter is favorite for Lord Krishna and so people offer milk, curd, curd/yogurt, butter, aval/poha/beaten rice for Lord Krishna on this special day. Also devotees draw small footprints form the entrance of the home to the Pooja room stating that Lord Krishna would come to the home and walk over the foot prints.
Here are some of the dishes which are prepared as offering for Lord Krishna, click on the dish for recipe…
- Sweet Diamond cuts
- Savory Diamond cuts
- Paal Payasam / Milk Kheer
- Aval Payasam / Beaten rice kheer – 1
- Aval Payasam / Beaten rice kheer – 2
- Paal Paniyaram / Milk fritters
- Rava Paniyaram / Semolina fritters
- Rava Laddu / Semolina Laddu
- Milky Aval / Milky Beaten rice
- Paal kozhukattai / Milk Dumplings
- Butter Murukku / Butter Chakli
- Rava Murukku / Semolina Chakli
- Paal Kesari / Milk Kesari
- Aval Laddu / Poha Laddu / Beaten rice Laddu
- Tangy Aval / Poha / Beaten Rice