Shri Krishna Janmashtami/Krishna Jayanthi @ 14619

The festival was celebrated on Sunday evening. Our Daughter Sneha joined us for the festival. She helped us in all the preparations and also was the Photographer for the evening. Sneha was gifted a new Canon Professional Camera for Graduating with Distinction and Highest Honors at UNC, Chapel Hill.
Thanks Sneha for the amazing pictures you took. :)
Below are the pictures from preparation to final aarathi to our Lord Krishna.

P.S: Click on any picture to see it enlarged.



Flowers to our Lord.

Fried items.Shree-Krishnastami-20141

Pooja Preparation.Shree-Krishnastami-20142

Lord Krishna sitting with all decoration.Shree-Krishnastami-20143

Pooje as evening approaches.


Flowers offered to our Lord.Shree-Krishnastami-20145

Naivedya for the Lord.Shree-Krishnastami-20146

53 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Bhanurekha on August 18, 2014 at 3:38 pm

    Thanks for sharing the wonderful pics…especially in these times when people are losing touch with their culture. You are doing a great job with ur blog! Good luck!


    • Posted by meeraghu on August 18, 2014 at 3:39 pm

      I always believe in the quote “Where there is a will, there is a way, where there is no will, there is a hill”. So, if you believe in God, it doesn’t matter where you are, what you have, you can celebrate any festival.


  2. Posted by Bhanurekha on August 18, 2014 at 4:16 pm

    Very true…looking forward to ur posts :)


  3. Posted by Lalitha on August 18, 2014 at 4:18 pm

    Lovely pictures Meera and Sneha. You have celebrated the Krishna festival in a very authentic grand way. Good luck to you Sneha.
    Lalitha Aunty


  4. Posted by canchi ravi on August 18, 2014 at 5:01 pm

    Excellent photographs. Full devotion is visible. Neivedya items are mouth watering. Jai Sri Krishna


  5. Posted by Sarveswaran on August 18, 2014 at 7:13 pm

    very good. you have celebrated gokulashtami in the traditional manner though you are far away from India. Krishna will be pleased with your pooja. congrats Sneha for her achievement. I also would like to thank her for the nice photographs.


  6. Posted by Vani on August 18, 2014 at 9:59 pm

    Looks beautiful. You are very lucky to have such a wonderful daughter!


  7. Posted by Mallika on August 19, 2014 at 12:20 am

    it was a Visual treat Madam!!!! Awesome i don’t have words to explain !! felt i was seeing Mathura celebrations !!!!!! God Bless …. Thank you very much for sharing.


  8. Very nice meeraavare, all the flowers grown in your own garden.


  9. Posted by Raksha Devadiga on August 19, 2014 at 1:20 am

    Awesome photographs :) and hearty congratulations to ur daughter sneha….


  10. Very nice Meera avare, you are so blessed with such a lovely daughter and bless by lord krishna.


  11. Posted by CHandrika gururao on August 19, 2014 at 1:41 am

    Excellent preparations yummy prasad am everything beautiful God bless ur daughter.


  12. Very nice and sincere appreciation for your blog posts :)


  13. Posted by Seetharam Shetty on August 19, 2014 at 8:09 am

    The Photographs are excellent and nice to see. Your devotion is highly appreciated.


  14. Posted by Dr. Arniker Hamsa and Prof. G.Vedaparayana on August 19, 2014 at 8:32 am

    Thank you madam for the post


  15. Thank you for your Blog posts. The dishes are really mouth watering : I wish we were there to participate in the festivities:Thanks again :::::from vatsala, Narasiah (Bangalore)


  16. Posted by ramyarao on August 19, 2014 at 11:21 am

    truly inspirational….I also stay out of India wish we also would have celebrated the festival so grandly…:-(


  17. Posted by ramyarao on August 19, 2014 at 12:10 pm

    We used to celebrate so grandly in my native with parents but after coming here simply we used to think its impossible to celebrate here so simply i used to say “Krishnarpanamasthu”but u proved nope is impossible n u have given me so inspiration aunty thank u so much. Surely i will try to celebrate in future all our festivals.Thank u


  18. Posted by lavanyabadami on August 19, 2014 at 9:52 pm

    Dear Meera,

    I cannot thank you enough for everything you put up painstakingly day after day on your blog. I look forward to your posts everyday. I think your’s is a one-stop place to get great information about our festivals,rituals, stotras , devaranama, recipes and many more. This is indeed a valuable treasure. May god bless you and your family may you keep posting and enlightening us.



  19. Posted by savitri on August 20, 2014 at 1:27 am

    nice photos sneha ur shradda & bhaki dhek kar bahut khushi hota hai kanahji bless u & ur prasad to dhekh kar pet bhar gaya beti ko achhe sanskar diya meeraji ur far away from india but dil se near to india.


  20. Posted by Priya, Bangalore on August 20, 2014 at 4:12 am

    Great job – You and your blog are a great motivation for us. Impressed by all your posts.


  21. Posted by kum on August 20, 2014 at 5:17 pm

    Thank you so much for the divine pictures!
    I learn so much from Kalpavriksha Kamadhenu blog…

    Blog: global vegan fare


  22. Posted by jayyu on August 21, 2014 at 11:59 am

    It is so nice to see not only the decorated Krishna but the mouth watering dishes.keep it up.Realy doing a great job.Good wishes to Sneha.


  23. Posted by rathna rao on August 24, 2014 at 10:34 pm

    Dear Meera,
    I just all the pictures today!OMG it is just are blessed to have such a beautiful and dutiful daughter.God bless you all!Happy Gouri,Ganesha Festival!


  24. Posted by Ashwini on August 25, 2014 at 5:23 pm

    Hello Meera!we have been following your website for so long!It is awesome!Love all the details.My 4 year old son adores your website:)He has learnt Keshava Nama,Srinivasa Kalyana and Vijaya Kavacha from your website.He loves listening to your youtube rendering.Thanks once again!It also helps that his Ajji has the same name as yours!

    I have a question.I am looking for kundan rangolis for my kolu.Can you please let me know if I can get it anywhere in the East Coast?I stay close to NY.

    Thanks again!


    • Posted by meeraghu on August 25, 2014 at 5:57 pm

      That’s so nice to read. Please don’t make me ajji so soon. :)

      Not sure about Kundan rangolis here in the US. I brought all of mine from Bangalore.


  25. Posted by revathi on August 25, 2014 at 11:40 pm

    Hi Meera,

    Very cute photo’s of Krishna Janmashtami …. ellavu thumba muddhagidhe :)


  26. Posted by Priyadarshini.S on August 27, 2014 at 4:49 am

    Awesome pictures madam. Treat to our eyes and felt like I got divine blessings. :)


  27. Very nice pictures!! Thanks for sharing and also our Best Wishes to Sneha!! Looking forward to more such snaps from her new camera on this blog!


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