Janmashtami, the birthday of Lord Krishna is celebrated with great devotion and enthusiasm in India in the month of July or August. According to the Hindu calendar this religious festival is celebrated on the Ashtami of Krishna Paksh or the 8th day of the dark fortnight in the month of Bhadon.
The actual celebration of Janmashtami takes place during the midnight as Sri Krishna is believed to be borned on a dark, stormy and windy night to end the rule and violence of his uncle, Kansa. All over India this day is celebrated with devotional songs and dances, pujas, arti, blowing of the Conch and rocking the cradle of baby Sri Krishna.
The Janmashtami celebration of Mathura and Vrindavan, the places where Sri Krishna had spent his life, are very special. On this day temples and homes are wonderfully decorated and illuminated. Night long prayers are offered and religious mantras are sung in the temples.
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To get you started on Janmastami celebrations I am presenting to you all 12 delicious and easy Janmastami Recipes. Click on the picture or link below to get the detailed recipes.
Uppa Seedai – One of the most popular savory dish made for Janmastami. In south Janmastami is not complete without this dish!
Gopalkala – A favorite dish made of beaten rice, curd, ghee. Just like curd rice, but takes very less time to cook.
Instant Kalakhand – If you are pressed of time and still want to make some sweet dish for pooja then you must make these. It takes only 5 minutes to cook.
Whole Wheat Flour Murukku – Recipe link – http://currytrail.in/2016/04/vivatta-whole-wheat-flour-murukku/
Instant Pistachios Stuffed Coconut Ladoo – 2 main ingredients and 5 minutes recipe
Kaju Badam Burfi Balls/ladoo – A rich and delicious sweet dish
Instant Wheat Nei Appam – A delicious sweet, must try!
Pottukadalai Murukku – A very addictive dish usually made surinf festivals
Paal Payasam – A very simple and common neivedyam made for poojas
Oats Carrot Kheer with condensed milk – Healthy and delicious
Masala Vada – A must make for any festival
Dill Leaves Masala Vadai – A twist on masala vada