Sri Krishna Janmashtami, also known simply as Janmashtami or Gokulashtami, is an annual Hindu festival that celebrates the birth of Sri Krishna. He is considered to be the eighth avatar of Vishnu, one of the ruling deities in Hinduism.
Sri Krishna Janmashtami is celebrated on the eighth day of the dark fortnight in the month of Shravana. This year it falls on August 30th, 2021.
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Why do we celebrate Krishna Janmashtami?
Festivals in India are all about making life a celebration.
The festival of Sri Krishna Jayanti/Janmashtami /Gokulashtami is celebrated with great fun and gaiety all over the world by the Hindus owing to the fact that Sri Krishna was one of the most forceful human incarnations of Lord Vishnu, that one can relate to in everyday life.
This year the Sri Krishna Festival is celebrated on the 30th of August, 2021.
In all of Maha Vishnu’s Avatars, Sri Krishna avatar is the most colorful one.
Sri Krishna is depicted as a naughty, playful, flirty, fine statesman, warrior and eventually the wisest teacher there ever could be. His song the Bhagavad Gita, the holy book of the Hindus is the quintessence of his wisdom.
In Hinduism, the birth of Lord Krishna ( Sri Krishna Janmashtami) is celebrated each year with great festivities. A lot of song, dance and naughty pranks surround this festival season as Sri Krishna is believed to have enjoyed and partaken in all such celebrations.
Adorable and mischievous as a kid, a happy cowherd boy who could charm the cattle by playing his flute, a lover of dance who danced through the night with the Gopikas (Rasa Leela), an eternal lover boy (RadhaKrishna), the protector of women ( Draupadi ‘s Vastraharan), a humble and loyal friend (Partha/Arjuna- sarathy/charioteer ), a philosopher and a teacher (the Bhagavad Gita) …….we celebrate him for his many personality traits, during this festival season.
Today, in my post I bring you authentic Poha recipes made in celebration of Sri Krishna.
Why do we make recipes with Poha on Gokulashtami ?
Many recipes made with Poha are prepared on Gokulashtami day and shared with friends and family as part of the celebration of the birth of Lord Krishna.
What is Poha ?
Do you want to know more about it ? Did you know that Poha had various health benefits? Find out all your answers to the queries you have on Poha, here and learn why it is a favorite item in every Indian breakfast menu and served regularly as an evening snack.
List of my Poha Recipes for Gokulashtami
One can make so many recipes with Poha, check out my collection of Poha recipes for Krishna Janmashtami, in the links below.
An easy ingredient to cook, if you are planning on making some special Janmashtami recipes, with Poha.
My list of Poha recipes
My published posts using Beaten Rice/Poha/Aval/Bajeel are listed below for your interest.
- What is Poha?
- Kanda Poha/Beaten rice with Onions & Potatoes
- Kothumali Aval Upma/Cilantro Poha
- Huli Avalakki/Tamarind Poha
- Aval Pidi Kolkattai/Beaten Rice Dumpling
- Sri Krishna Festival /Gokulashtami Recipes with Poha
The Bottom Line
Now that it is the Gokulashtami /Sri Krishna festival season, would you plan to try making some of these quick and easy poha recipe at home?
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