Krishna Janmashtami | Gokulashtami Recipes

Tomorrow is Krishna Janmashtami [25/8/2016] . Also known as Gokulashtami ,it is celebrated to rejoice the birth of Lord Krishna, the 8th incarnation of Lord Vishnu. It falls on the 8th day or Ashtami,Krishna Paksha [or the Dark fortnight] in the month of Shraavana in the Hindu calendar. Each family follow their own customs and traditions as a part of the celebration.

Poojas and prayers are offered around mid night, the time the Lord was born and several food stuffs are prepared and offered to the Lord. It is a tradition to prepare Cheedai, Kesari, Aval upma, ladoos,Homemade butter and Curd,jaggery are also offered to the Lord..

Here are some varieties from my blog.I will be adding more to this collection. So do come back...

Kesari Varieties

Cheedai Varieties

Recipes with Poha / Aval / Flattened Rice - Aval is a favorite of Lord Krishna and here are some recipes to try..

Payasam / Kheer- No celebration is complete without a kheer/ payasam.Choose from one of the many varieties that have been churned out from my kitchen...