The festival of Janmashtami commemorates the birth of Lord Krishna. He was also one of the tenth form of Lord Vishnu. Lord Krishna, also known as ‘Makhan Chor’, was a ‘eater’. Every year Janmashtami is celebrated with great dedication and enthusiasm. Devotees decorate the palana (the cradle where Krishna rests after birth) and prepare a variety of delicious dishes for the festival. That’s why we have bought sweets for you, because Janmashtami I am complete without them.
Shrikhand is made from curd, sugar and garnished with cardamom powder and saffron. This is an easy and delicious recipe that can be made at home in 15 to 20 minutes. And this is one recipe that will surely be loved by everyone in your family this festival.
Panchamrita, which means five nectars, is made up of five ingredients, each representing something or the other. Starting with milk for purity, curd for prosperity and progeny, honey for sweet speech, ghee for victory and finally sugar for happiness. It is considered an important part of worship and offerings on Janmashtami.
Every Indian child knows the story of Lord Krishna stealing butter from the houses of Gokul. This is the reason why he is also called ‘butter thief’. Makhan Mishri is also one of the first sweets made on his birthday. It is a simple dessert made with fresh white butter, sugar candy and tulsi leaves are applied over it.