How to Celebrate Krishna Janmashtami

Author : Somasundaram R

Krishna Janmashtami celebration

Krishna Janmashtami celebration is a yearly birth celebration of Hindu’s favorite deity Lord Krishna. As per the religious belief, Krishan is the eighth “Avatar” of Lord Vishnu born as an eighth son to the princess Devaki and King Vasudeva at Mathura which is situated in Mathura district at Uttar Pradesh. He belonged to the Vrishni clan of Yadavas from Mathura. To remark the birth of Lord Krishna into the World Krishna Janmashtami is celebrated all around India and other parts of the world with different names like Gokul Ashtami, Sree Jayanthi, Sri Krishna Jayanthi and Krishnashtami. In this article, we are going to find out how to celebrate Krishna Janmashtami with traditional procedures.

When is Janmashtami Celebrated

According to the Hindu calendar, Krishna Janmashtami is celebrated on the eighth day of the dark fortnight in the month of Bhadrapad. It usually comes in the month of August or September.

How to celebrate Krishna Janmashtami?

1. Neivedyam

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The traditional Krishna Jayanthi Celebration starts a couple of days before to Janmashtami by preparing more than 20 varieties of neivedyam at home. but In  Modern day celebrations, people find shops to buy these items to save time and effort. It's always good to prepare this neivedyam at home which gives more spiritual enhancement to your mental and physical strength.

Different varieties of Neivedyam:

  • Vennai / Butter

  • Sweet appam (Deep fried version)

  • Sweet appam using paniyaram pan

  • Vermicelli payasam

  • Rice murukku, thattu vadai

  • Thattai

  • Sweet seedai/ Vella Seedai

  • Gopalkala

  • wheat flour ladoo/ Atta ladoo

  • Poha Kheer/ Choora kheer

  • Butter murukku

  • Uppu Seedai/ Salt seedai

  • Kai murukku

  • Easy paal kozhukattai

  • Paal kesari/ Milk sheera

  • No cook aval panchamirtham

  • Aval Payasam

  • Besan ladoo

  • Rava ladoo

  • No cook aval panchamirtham

  • Aval Payasam

  • Aval/Poha Ladoo

  • Paal payasam

  • Paneer kheer

  • Ribbon pakoda

You Must Read: 20 Krishna Jayanthi | Janmashtami | Gokulashtami Recipes in detail

2. Inviting others

Celebration moves to the next level by inviting friends and family members to the Pooja. In traditional celebration methods, all friends and family members get together and conduct some games to enjoy the birth of Lord Krishna.  

3. Fasting

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Usually, on the Krishna Janmashtami day, people keep fasting until the Pooja. Fasting is the remark of showing the dedication and love of Krishna.

4. Visiting Krishna temple


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Visiting nearby Krishna temple will give more divine in the auspicious day. there will be more celebrations in Krishna temples during the Krishna Jayanthi so visiting temple and worshiping Krishna is the traditional routine on the Krishna Janmashtami day.

5. Drawing Krishna's feet.


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Drawing Krishna footsteps using rice flour from house to pooja room shows the sign of welcoming Infant Lord Krishna to your Home.

6. Baby Krishna at your Home

The celebration becomes more interesting if there is a baby in your home. You can make up your baby like Krishna and creating Krishna footprint with your baby doll will be so charming.  

7. Chant Krishna Songs

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You can chant Krishan mantras, slogans like “Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya ” or you can sing Krishan songs during the Puja which gives extra spiritual waves at your home.

8. Pooja

Krishna Janmashtami celebration

The final stage is offering all the neivedyam recipes to Lord Krishna showing the happiness of his birth in the world. worshiping Lord Krishna may give all the happiness and well being to your family and the world.

Krishna Janmashtami celebration

Happy Krishna Janmashtami!!!

You Must Read: 20 Krishna Jayanthi | Janmashtami | Gokulashtami Recipes in detail

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