Lord Krishna is believed to be born on sandhya velai (dusk)So the pooja is usually done after 6PM.Typically we are supposed to fast from the morning and eat after the pooja is done.We draw a big kolam in front of our house and from there we draw small foots throught the house till the pooja room.This is done to emphasis the entry of Lord Krishna in to the house.Then around 6Pm we decorate the Idol of Lord Krishna with flowers and lit lamp.Then we do some pooja and offer the festive spread.After finishing the pooja we break the fast with butter and seedai which will be followed by festive spread.
Fresh butter with sugar,
Fruits (mainly naval pazham (Indian jamun) and berikai(Pear)
Kootu (any variety)
Poriyal (any variety)
This is the way we celebrate in our home.There are may be lots of variations in traditions from home to home,place to place and state to state.I just wanted to share our method with you all.Hope ypu liked the read 🙂
I wish one and all a very happy Krishna jayanthi-Janmashtami.May Lord Krishna bring loads of happiness,prosperity and joyous moments to your homes 🙂