Gokulashtami Recipes | Janmashtami recipes | Krishna Jayanthi Recipes | Ezcookbook

May Lord Krishna's flute invite the melody of love into your life.
May Radhaji's love teach not only how 2 love but 2 love eternally!
Happy Janmashtami

Janmashtami, the birth anniversary of Lord Krishna the eighth avatar (Incarnation) of Lord Vishnu. This religious festival is celebrated all over India in the month of August/September on the ashtami of Krishna Paksh or the eighth day in the month of Bhadon according to the Hindu calendar with great devotion and zeal. Janmashtami is also known as Gokulashtami, Krishnasthami, Srijayanti. This year it falls on  28 August.

The Janmashtami of Mathura and Vrindavan, the places where Lord Krishna had spent his childhood, are famous all over the world. Devotees from across the world come to these pious places to celebrate Janmasthami. On this auspicious occasion, temples and homes are beautifully decorated and illuminated. Night long prayers are offered and religious hymns are sung in temples. The priests chant holy mantras and bath the idol with Panchamrit which comprises of Gangajal (water from the holy Ganges River), milk, ghee (clarified butter), curd, and honey pouring all these from a conch shell. After this bath the idol of the infant Krishna (also known as Balmukund) is placed in a cradle. Devotional songs and dances mark the celebration of this festive occasion all over Northern India.

The temples especially in Vrindavan witness an extravagant and colourful celebration on this occasion. Raslila is performed to recreate incidents from the life of Krishna and to commemorate his love for Radha.

Homes are marked with small feet to make an impression of lord Krishna entering our homes. Kids  or infants are made to disguise like lord Krishna and is also celebrated with songs praising lord Krishna.











Happy Janmashtami wishes to you all as well :)

Achu said...

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wish you the same..all recipies are superb!

Happy krishna Jeyanthi...

Unknown said...

Thanq all...

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