Every year, on the eight day of Krishna Paksha, the birth of lord krishna is celebrated in India, who is believed to be an eighth avatar of lord Vishnu. People acknowledge Krishna on this day by singing prayers, fasting, decorating temples, washing the idols of baby Krishna and placing them in a cradle.
Janmashtami is the day when you can not resist mouth watering sweets and they are an important part of celebrating Krishna's birth. It is believed that Krishna loves food and is also known as ‘Makhan Chor’ due his liking towards butter.even on today's date Indian households prepare special chappan bhog for lord krishna, which consists of delicious sweets.
Here are some sweets from different parts of india that you enjoy on Janmashtami :
This dish has a specific significance from the state of India ‘maharashtra’. Gopalkala is also a filling of dahi handi. Lord Krishna loved the hand churned butter and therefore this dish is prepared with butter, poha and some fresh fruits. Here is a perfect way of preparing gopalkala, which you can add in your bhog for krishna.
You can enjoy this sweet dish with your family and friends during this festival season which is simply made up of raw rice. This traditional dish basically belongs to the southern state of India ‘Tamil Nadu’ and is enjoyed on janmashtami .
It is also recognised as unniyappam in Kerala. So here is the recipe of nei appam, which can be offered as a bhog to Krishna this year.
As you can guess from the name itself, this yummy dish belongs to north indian state ‘Mathura’. Mathura ke pede is the best feast of janmashtami that comes from the birthplace of krishna.
In India, janmashtami is incomplete without peda. People offer it to lord krishna and then break their fast. So here is how you can prepare the prashad of mathura ke pede.
This simple prashad is prepared in almost every state of India during Janmashtami. It is an offering for lord Krishna on this day specifically because the bal gopal was fond of makhan. Here is the recipe for makhan mishri .
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