Friday, 22 August 2008

Announcing ~ Krishna and Ganesh Chaturthi

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.

Govinda Ala Re :

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 with the Subject line ''Festive Food'' along with the below mentioned information:

  • Name:
  • 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.


notyet100 22 August 2008 at 11:52  

omg two festivals together,...:-)...will post soon, doubt can i post vrat recipes for janamsthami or u want just milk products, let me knw...hppy hosting...;-)

ST 22 August 2008 at 12:05  

Great events purva.....Will post soon.Enjoy doubt can i post vrat recipies for ganesh chaturthi or u want just sweet let me know...

notyet100 22 August 2008 at 12:18  

ok thanks,..will post omre thn one milk product don worry for tht...:-)...cee ya happy hostin,....

ST 22 August 2008 at 12:51  

Thanks for the information purva:))

Jaishree Iyer 22 August 2008 at 13:26  

Nice Events....happy hosting..will surely participate in the festival events.

Sum Raj 22 August 2008 at 14:57  

great event purva..will surly send u mine.. :)

Shreya 22 August 2008 at 16:17  

great that you are celebrating both events together..will try and post soon..:-)

Unknown 22 August 2008 at 17:40  

Sounds good,looking forward to a lot of goodies at this event's roundup:)

Anonymous,  22 August 2008 at 17:49  

Wow! Love the idea of having prasad being shared among food bloggers. Will post my recipes and pictures of the two festivals.

Paru ... 22 August 2008 at 20:41  

Lovely event Purva..Will participate for sure..

Unknown 23 August 2008 at 01:17  

nice event..will surely participate this time..last time i got confused on the dates 7th sep noted down..

Ramya Bala 23 August 2008 at 07:50  

Will definetely participate dear..

notyet100 24 August 2008 at 06:48  

hi purva,..plz mail me ur another id my mail not goin to the id mentioned,.my id is

Uma 24 August 2008 at 19:13  

that's a nice event Purva! will surely chip in. Thanks for letting me know.

Deepa Kuber 24 August 2008 at 21:12  

thats a gr8 event.. will think of somethg that i can send to this event..

Yasmeen 25 August 2008 at 00:09  

Hope you have a great festive season Purva.
I have an award waiting for you at my blog.

Unknown 25 August 2008 at 04:02  

Hi Purva.... Sent you my entry. Hope you received it.

I visited your site for the first time yday. You have a nice blog.

Lakshmi 25 August 2008 at 06:50  

Woow.this is mega festive cuisine...happy hosting! will surely post..

notyet100 26 August 2008 at 14:47  

will mail u my entries today,..;-)

anudivya 26 August 2008 at 20:19  

Purva, I am understanding it right? Is this event by you? and would you like for me to send the drawing? It has nothing to do with Ganesh Chaturthi though! :(

Sukanya Yogesh 27 August 2008 at 09:32  

ek se badhkar do....good ...I will definitely participate. Iam sending Appams also for this event.

Dershana 30 August 2008 at 10:56  

Hi Purva, Will not miss this one. Will send in my entries on Ganesh Chathurthi. :-)

Dershana 3 September 2008 at 09:01  

Hi Purva, just sent in my entry :-)

Happy ganesh chathurthi to you.

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Illatharasi 8 September 2008 at 06:41  

Hi Purva, I have posted the entries today, one day delayed. Sent you the email too....

If I am late, no worries,you can ignore my entry:)

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Sunshinemom 9 September 2008 at 08:37  

Just missed the date!! I will wait for this round up - its going to be really sweet one!

Priya dharshini 18 August 2009 at 04:39  

i jus saw ur blog is simply great..i am inspired with ur appetizer recipes..will try soon..
planning to post for events too

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