Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Janmashtami the birth of Lord Krishna . . .

Janmashtami the birth of Lord Krishna . . .
Krishna Janmashtami also known as Krishnashtami, Saatam Aatham, Gokulashtami, Ashtami Rohini, Srikrishna Jayanti, Sree Jayanti or sometimes merely as Janmashtami, is an annual commemoration of the birth of the Hindu deity Krishna, the eighth avatar of Vishnu. Janmashtami commemorates the earthly appearance of Krishna, who is described in India’s sacred writings as God Himself. One of the biggest religious festivals in the world, it is celebrated by nine hundred and thirty million people around the world.
The festival is celebrated on the eighth day (Ashtami) of the Krishna Paksha (dark fortnight) of the month of Bhadrapada which is in August–September. Lord Krishna was the 8th son of Devaki and Vasudeva. Hindus celebrate Janmashtami by fasting and staying up until midnight, the time when Krishna is believed to have been born. At midnight, devotees gather around for devotional songs, dance and exchange gifts. A midnight arati (worship ceremony) with a kirtan also done. 
This is the prasad I offered to Lord Krishna . . .

1 Cup Milk,
1\2 Cup Fresh grated Coconut,
3 Tbsp Sugar.
Mix in a thick bottomed pan the grated
coconut n milk, put to boil.
Once a boil appears, allow to cook on low| simmer flame,
stirring continuously.
Cook on low heat until all the water evaporates.
Now add the sugar n stir until leaves the sides of the pan.
Pour in a greased plate.
Allow to set. Cut into pieces.

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