Get Janmashtami Puja Prasad - People Outside India Can Participate
Sri Krishna, being the eighth incarnation of Lord Vishnu is one of the most powerful lord according to the Hindu mythology. His descended on this earth on the Ashtami of Krishna pakhsha to make this beautiful and lively in the month of Shravan (Bhadon). This is one of the most auspicious day and India gets decked up to enjoy this very own festival. Janmashtami has been recognized to celebrate the holy birth of Lord Krishna. Krishnajanmashtami is also known and celebrated as Krishna Jayanti all over in India. Thousands of devotees gather at different temples and even many people are performing the rituals in their home only. Janmashtami has been recognized in many names such as Gokulashtami, therefore, the details expression calls this day Sri Krishna Janmashtami.
Krishnashtami or Krishnajanmashtami is very keenly observed in Hindu households, devotees make fast and break their fast at midnight to seek the blessings of Lord Krishna. Being a popular deity, Krishna has been worshipped with great love, adoration, belief and respect. Devotees celebrate this day with ardent devotion and make this special and auspicious. People celebrate this grand occasion in many ways, some love to do it in an elaborate way and some choose to make it simple. But whatever it is, you need to follow some basic rules to perform Janmashtami. This year the occasion falls on August 30. so, before you get confused about the procedures as you have less time in your hand, we have come up with the detailed procedure that help you to understand and proceed.
The procedure of Puja
Before the day of Krishnajanmashtami, the household must be cleaned and decorated with flowers and other decoration materials. On the particular day of the ceremony, you have to wake up early in the morning and take a holy bath. Then the puja altar is set up, try to set up the puja altar in your puja room only which is the most holy place in the house, if you are planning for something elaborate, you can organize in a bigger room also. Sri Krishna idol is the centre attraction of the puja so you need to keep at least a photo of the idol. You can plan for a holy bath for the idol and decked him up with flowers and jewellery, don’t forget to complete the look with a garland. Ghee lamps and dairy products must offer chandan, kumkum and scent.
The holy prasad
You can offer home made prasad, there is not so much fuss over puja prasad when it comes to offering to Lord Krishna, simple and elegant prasad can be offered to him. You can offer handmade prasads, but don’t forget to use the dairy products. Raw fruits are suitable. If you are making handmade prasads, do utilize curd/yogurt, milk, ghee, butter and other milk-based products especially suitable for Lord Krishna. Start your puja by singing songs of Kanha or chant some shlokas and mantras related to Krishna. Wave and camphor and conclude the puja.
Today, puja rituals are not possible for every family where social distancing is a matter due to the pandemic, but f you want you can still go ahead with all the puja rituals with Gem Selections who takes the responsibility of your puja procedure and offer you a hassle-free experience. Even the puja prasad can be packed and delivered to the doorstep, if you reside outside of India, you can still perform the puja and observe through live streaming, so, people outside of India can also participate.