krishna janmashtami or gokulashtami is celebrated all over india as the birth of lord krishna.
janmashtami is celebrated differently in many parts of india. e.g. in maharashtra dahi handi is played and is very popular. whereas in north india, devotees show images of krishna’s childhood which are placed in swings and cradles outside their homes. most of the temples are decorated and people visit the temples till late mid night as this is the time krishna was supposed to be born. places which are associated with krishna’s childhood like mathura, gokul and vrindavan are visited by many devotees.
in north india many hindus keep fast on this day and in this post, i am sharing fasting recipes for janmashtami, in case you are also planning to fast on this holy day.
during religious fasting, only certain flours & grains can be used:
1. singhare ka atta (water chestnut flour)
2. kuttu ka atta (buckwheat flour)
3. rajgira ka atta (amaranth flour) and rajira (amaranth)
4. sama ke chawal ka atta (barnyard millet flour) and vrat ke chawal (barnyard millet)
5. and arrowroot flour.
we use rock salt or sendha namak instead of normal salt. all the rules which applies for navratri fasting applies to the recipes which you can have for janmashtami fasting.
snacks for janmashtami fasting:
main course recipes for fasting:
desserts for janmashtami fasting
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