Krishna Janmashtami 2020: Recipes to try at home this festive season…

For the celebration of this day, devotees gather together and sing songs in the praise of Lord Krishna, right up till midnight, when He was born. They share amongst themselves stories about his life and the miracles the Lord performed.

Janmashtami is especially important in the Vaishnavism tradition of Hinduism.
Janmashtami is especially important in the Vaishnavism tradition of Hinduism.(Pixabay )

Krishna Janmashtami is an annual Hindu festival that marks the birth of the eighth avatar of Vishnu, Krishna. It is observed in accordance with the Hindu calendar which marks the eighth day (Ashtami) in the month of Shravana or Bhadrapada as the day of celebration. This festival is especially important in the Vaishnavism tradition of Hinduism. This year, Janmashtami is being celebrated on August 11.

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For the celebration of this day, devotees gather together and sing songs in the praise of Krishna, right up till midnight, when He was born. They share amongst themselves stories about his life and the miracles He performed. In Indian homes, idols of baby Krishna are bathed in milk and honey. Devotees observe a fast for the entire day and keep a night vigil. These practices are especially popular in Mathura and Vrindavan in Uttar Pradesh.

To celebrate this festival in style, here are a few recipes you can try at home:

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