Friday, August 14, 2009

Janmaashtami -Sri Krishna comes to our homes!

When righteousness is endangered the Lord descends. One of such avathaars is that of Krishna.
Krishna is probably the most endeared child to the hearts of many a hindu because He is the child in you. We easily relate to all His pranks and mischievous deeds and enjoy ourselves reading and listening to them.
The Krishna Janmaashtami celebrates the birth of Lord Sree Krishna. It falls on the eighth day after the full moon of the Hindu calendar month of Sravana; the Rohini star will conjunct with the ashtami thithi normally; sometimes it might differ by a few days.
Celebrating the birth of a child brings much happiness, needless to say, it multiplies in the birth of The Almighty Himself !

Homes are decorated with kolams and thorans to welcome the Lord. Special dishes that are most favoured by children are prepared and offerred. The prayers are performed by late evening as it is believed that Krishna was born late into night in a prison cell where His uncle had imprisoned His parents.Take a look at the celebrations at my home yesterday. You may all have celebrated well too. I shall post related recipes in later posts. For now, I think pictures will do justice.

We offer aval, butter, payasam, dry fruits, fruits and many savoury dishes.

May the choicest blessings of Sri Krishna be on all of you.

हरे कृष्ण ! हरे कृष्ण !


  1. Dear Lata,
    Just beautiful. I loved the way you put Rangoli and little Krishna's footsteps entering your house. Your description of this festival and pictures are all very heartwarming. My best wishes to you.


  2. Wow.. So beautiful pooja! Lord Krishna would have been definetly impressed with your offering lata..! Belated Krishna jayanthi wishes..!

  3. Such a lovely post Lata. Beautiful writeup. Happy Janmashtami to you and your loved ones too.

  4. Looks lovely, loved those small foot steps and all the offerings.

  5. Hi Lata,

    Thank you for your lovely comment on my site. Enjoyed yur write up too. Felt lovly to see granite flooring and lovely maakolam in your home and dearly missed it!!! Also loved the kutty cups you hd displayed the ingredients of the panchamrutham in....I love to see polished silver, brightly polished copper and bronze!!! Keep rocking.

  6. wish u the same..lots of hard work went to this pooja..i love ur kolam..hw u made exact footprints...its preety overall..

  7. Thank you all, it is so heartwarming to know that our small efforts are well acknowledged.Besides the workload, it is an enjoyable experience to celebrate festivals and share the joy! Cheers.

  8. Lovely post with very good details and photos. Happy Krishna Jayanthi!!!

  9. Lataji , Thank You for your lovely comment on my blog.

    your pooja looks adorable and the prasadam looks yummy.

    I just loved your kolam .

  10. Happy Janmashtami to you too dear :)

  11. wow.. really fantastic & awesome.. your great clicks & yummy prasadhams..

  12. so, beautiful, i will be celebrating it next month, it is a big festival for us too, Oh! your celebration reminds of India, I don't have anything here to do the way you have done, it reminds me of everything!!, lovely post!!

  13. Lovely post.. I loved those small footprints...I am sure Little Krishna must have enjoyed the array of neivedyams offered to him...

  14. Hi Lata Raja,

    First time at your site...nice work..
    Loved the pooja and Niyedam....

  15. I am late in wishing you, but looks like you had a blessed and a wonderful Krishna Janamashthami.

  16. Lovely pictures. The kolam and all the bakshanam look just beautiful !


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