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Janmashtami Vrat Vidhi, Puja Vidhi And How To Make Janmashtami Bhog Prasad

How To Make Janmashtami Bhog Prasad
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The festival of Janmashtami, the birth of Lord Krishna, holds a lot of importance in Hindu culture and is widely celebrated by Hindus with great zeal and happiness across the globe. On the birth anniversary of Lord Krishna, all the temples of Lord Krishna are decorated and dahi-handi competition is organised to celebrate the festival of Janmashtami. Fasting and specific puja is also done. Janmashtami Puja Vidhi and Janmashtami Vrat Vidhi are quite simple to follow. Many people often get confused about what to eat during Janmashtami fast and how to make Janmashtami Bhog prasad. There is no need to be troubled. The Janmashtami Bhog prasad recipes are also mentioned.

Janmashtami – The Birth Of Lord Krishna

Janamashtmi, the birth of Lord Krishna, is one of the most important festivals celebrated by Hindus as Lord Vishnu took avatar as Krishna in human form. Lots of preparation are done including temple decoration, singing of devotional songs and devotional gatherings are arranged. Fasting is also observed.

the birth of Lord Krishna

Janmashtami Vrat Vidhi

The Janmashtami Vrat Vidhi is simple and quite similar to that of Ekadashi Fast. The fast starts on the 18th date. Avoid Tamsik food like garlic, onion, brinjal, etc and follow Brahmacharya throughout the day. 

On the 19th day, which is the Janmashtami day, take bath early in the morning and wear clean pair of clothes. Recite the Krishna Janmashtami mantras. Nirjala (not drinking water) is followed till the birth time of Lord Krishna. 

Puja is performed after the sunset. You can also perform fast which includes Jalahar (water drinking) and Phalahar (fruits eating).

Janmashtami Puja Vidhi

The Janmashtami Puja Vidhi starts after the sunset as Lord Krishna was born at night. It is said that doing proper Puja of Lord Krishna puts an end to one’s misery. The child Lord Krishna is being prayed to in Janmashtami. 

First, the sculpture of Lord Krishna is established and then bathed in gangajal and cow’s milk. Colourful and attractive dresses are then worn to Lord Krishna’s sculpture including the accessories like Mor Mukut (crown), Bansuri (flute), Chandan, Vaijayanti Mala (garland), and Tulsi Dal. 

Flowers, fruits, butter (Makhan), sweets, dry fruits, dhoop and deep are then offered to Lord Krishna. In the end, Krishna Aarti is performed and prasad is distributed. 

Janmashtami Bhog Prasad Recipes – How to make Janmashtami Bhog Prasad

On the auspicious occasion of Janmashtami, various delicious Bhog is prepared to offer Lord Krishna. Especially the favourite food of Lord Krishna is highly preferred when preparing a suitable Bhog. Here are some Janmashtami Bhog Prasad recipes with suggestions about how to make Janmashtami Bhog Prasad. 

1. Panchamrit

Panchamrit is popular and easy to make Bhog. All you need is milk, sugar, honey, curd, and ghee. Mix all the ingredients and add basil leaves. Panchamrit is used in almost all Pujas and is offered to deities. After offering to deities, it is distributed as Bhog Prasad. 

2. Mohan Bhog

Mohan Bhog is specially prepared for Lord Krishna. Ingredients required are Suji, sugar, milk, ghee, raisins, cardamom powder, saffron, cashew and Kesar. In a pan, cook water, milk, sugar, Kesar and cardamom powder till it dissolves well. Add Suji to pre-heated ghee and fry it well. Slowly add milk to the mixture and keep stirring. Heat ghee in a pan and add cashew nuts along with raisins and fry it. Mix all the cooked stuff and garnish with fried raisins and cashews. 

3. Makhana Pag

Makhana Pag is one of the easiest Janmashtami Bhog Prasad recipes. All you need is ghee, chopped makhana, sugar and milk. In a pan, add ghee and when hot, fry the makhana. Make a sweet syrup using milk, water, and sugar. Add the makhanas to the syrup and allow them to freeze then cut them into pieces. Makhana Pag is ready to serve.   

4. Coriander Panjiri

This is the most preferred Bhog for Janmashtami. To make Coriander Panjiri, blend coriander powder, chopped almonds, raisins, cashew nuts and sugar. In a preheated pan, fry the powdered ingredients in ghee. Allow to cool and Coriander Panjiri is ready for the Bhog Prasad. 

5. Makhan Mishri Bhog

Makhan is most favourite of Lord Krishna. To make Makhan Mishri Bhog, you will need Makhan, sugar and dry fruits. Mix well all the ingredients well and garnish with dry fruits. Basil leaves can also be added and Makhan Mishri Bhog is ready to serve.


The festival of Janmashtami is celebrated by the devotees by fasting, performing Pujas, singing devotional songs, and visiting temples. Devotees follow all the Janmashtami Puja Vidhi and Janmashtami Vrat Vidhi with full dedication. Youth actively participates in the Dahi Handi competitions and Lord Krishna acts are portrayed in stage acts. Decorated temples and festivities can be observed on this day. 

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