After celebrating Rakhi ~ Thread of Love, Check the Round - Up, Festive Food is all geared up, this time not only to celebrate one but two festivals together. As Krishna Janmashtami and Ganesh Chaturthi falls almost at the same time, we decided to celebrate these two festivals together.
Krishna Janmashtami also known as Gokulashtami, is the day when Lord Krishna, the re-incarnation of Lord Vishnu who gave us the vital message of the Bhagwat Gita - the guiding principles for every Hindu was born.
Janmashtami is celebrated all over India, with full vigour to mark the birth of Lord Krishna. Janmashtami is celebrated for two days, the festival may be celebrated on different (but successive) days by different people, depending on their local or family traditions. While some people celebrate it after midnight when the Lord is said to have been born, others celebrate the festival on the first day before midnight.
On this day, in some parts of India, especially Maharashtra, youths celebrate it by breaking clay pots called 'Dahi-Handi', filled with curd and butter suspended high above the ground, young men and children form human pyramid to reach the pot and break it. This custom follows the habit of Lord Krishna who used to steal butter in this manner from villagers along with his friends.
Ganpati Bappa Morya:
Ganesh Chaturthi also known as Vinayaka Chaturthi or Vinayaka Chayithi is the auspicious day when Elephant head Lord Ganesh was born. Lord Ganesh the patron deity is the God of wisdom and son of Lord Shiva and Parvati.
In 1893 , Lokmanya Tilak, social reformer and freedom fighter, started Sarvajanik Ganesh Mahotsav. He reshaped the annual Ganesh festival from private family celebrations into a grand public event.
Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated with great enthusiasm all over India. In places such as Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra, India, the festival is celebrated for ten days and is a joyous event and regarded as a public occasion. The 10-day festival begins with the installation of beautifully sculpted Ganesha idols in homes and pandals (large tents), colourfully decorated, depicting religious themes or current events. The Ganesh idols are worshipped with families and friends. Many cultural events are organised and people participate in them with keen interest. After ten exciting days comes the time to bid farewell to the beloved God.
Here’s our chance to celebrate Krishna Janmashtami and Ganesh Chaturthi together and this time, I have an oppurtunity to host this event.
Guidelines for Celebrated Krishna Janmashtami and Ganesh Chaturthi
1. Since Makhan Chor Krishna loves milk and milk products, lets celebrate Krishna Janmashtami prepare any Sweet dish from Milk or Milk Products or Milk based like Ragullas, Kheer, Phirni for Bal Gopal.
2. Lets celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi by preparing modaks, pedhas , Laddus or any kind of Naivedya (Any Food offered to the deity at the temple or home altar) prepared to offer GOD of wisdom.
3. The last date for sending your entry for Krishna Jayanti and Ganesh Chaturthi is 7th September 2008.
4. Bloggers add a link back to this event announcement. We would be glad if you can include lovely Krishna Ganesh Logo. No restrictions on the number of entries.
5. Send in your entries at Indian.email@example.com with the Subject line ''Festive Food'' along with the below mentioned information:
- Dish Name:
- Blog’s Name:
- Blog URL:
- Post URL:
- Picture of the Dish:
Note ~ Entries will not be included in the round up in the absence of an email.
6. Non Bloggers no need to get upset, email your recipe along with the picture. We will post it on your name and include it in the round up.
7. Old post are accepted, provided they are republished by linking back this event announcement along with the logo.
So let's celebrate birth of our two beloved GODS with enthusiasm and zeal by sending your lovely delicious entries.