Sunday, August 21, 2011

SHRI KRISHNA JANMASHTAMI


Nostalgia of younger days...... on the day of Shri Krishna Janmashtami, eagerly waiting for unde, chakkuli, avalakki and paayasa........ my appa always used to delay finishing pooja.....  and amma never allow us to touch anything before it is presented to Lord Shri Krishna....... who was born on midnight of today.....
Welcome the Lord at Midnight
It is only at midnight between the first and the second day that birth of Sri Krishna took place. The actual festivities begin during midnight. The celebration reaches its peak at midnight, with the birth of Lord Krishna, with lot of hymns, arti taking place and blowing of the Conch (shankh), rocking the cradle of Lord. The idol of lord is bathed with Panchamrit (A mixture of milk, ghee, oil, honey and Gangajal). The Panchamrit is later distributed as Prasad to the devotees along with other sweets. While some Fast on the first day and break it at midnight. The period coincides with rainy season.
So it was today....... celebrations with unde, chakkuli and paayasa......
Greetings on the occasion of Shri Krishna Janmaashtami........

1 comment:

  1. Cooool! Mouth-watering chakkulis I can see there...

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