We celebrated first Sri Krishna Jayanthi at home.. though in our family we don’t follow this… I did it today and intend to follow it every year…
For the past two days , who knew me n whom i really i don’t know kept saying me… ” U should do the pooja…. cos who has young son’s should do ”
then I felt that I shd do.. And i did .. followed my intution n feeling n relaxed and happy… Sometimes i do feel things happen around us for a reason… and this i really can’t brush aside…
And here m so happy n relaxed… after the pooja
For my non-Indian followers here is what Krishna Jayanthi means…
Janmashtami also known as Gokulashtami / Krishna Jayanthi marks the celebration of the birth of Lord Sri Krishna. Sri Krishna was born in the ‘Rohini’ nakshatram (star) to King Vasudeva and Devaki Devi on the eighth day of the dark fortnight in the month of Sravana. This festival is also known as Sri Krishna Jayanti and Krishnashtmi. The actual day of celebration can be on two different days as the star ‘Rohini’ and Ashtami may not be on the same day. These days correspond to the August and September months on the Gregorian calendar.
Sri Krishna is considered as the eighth avatar (incarnation) of Lord Vishnu’s, (one of three major Hindu Gods) on earth. He is considered to be the Lord’s most glorious incarnations. It is said that his remembrance true heart brings extreme joy and pleasure because Sri Krishna himself was a manifestation of joy at all levels and in all walks of life. No other God in the Hindu pantheon, or for that matter in any other religion, is associated with so many romantic tales and so fully radiating with all the divine attributes as Sri Krishna.
Since Sri Krishna lived in luxury throughout his life, Sri Krishna Jayanti is celebrated with pomp and splendor. Plenty of sweets are made on this day. Among these are laddus (yellu oonde), chakli, cheedai, payasam (kheer), and so on. In addition, plenty of milk products especially butter, which was Sri Krishna’s favorite childhood food, is given in offerings. A wide variety of fruits are also offered. The most common sweets made laddus and payasam.
I did make the pooja chanting the mantra ” Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya ” ,Thanks To my friend S for the advice and details.
Yuvan enjoyed the pooja and enjoyed the evening:) I made Vada,payasam and did the pooja… And passed the snack to sam also 🙂
here are the few pics i took today…..
Yuvan doing the Krishna Padam
Dressed for the pooja – new kurta 🙂
After the pooja 🙂