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Sree Krishna Janmasthami Pictures – 2015

Hope you all had a wonderful Sree Krishna Janmasthami and celebrated the birth of our Almight Lord Krishna. We were planning to have this festival quite simple, and when our Daughter called and told us she would be joining us for the Festival, things changes completely. It was quite hectic, but at the end of the pooje so satisfying.  After the pooje when you sit back and look at the festivities, all your strain and pain just vanishes.

The Mango leaves and the plantain leaves were from our Garden!

The menu items I prepared were:

  • Moong Dal Kosambari
  • Chana Dal Kosambari
  • Upma
  • Kesari Bath
  • Sweet Avalakki
  • Khara Avalakki
  • Majjige Avalakki
  • Thengolu
  • Ompudi
  • Shankar Poli
  • Kodubale

So, here are some pictures from my home.

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Sree Krishna Janmasthami Recipes


Links for all Sree Krishna Janmasthami Recipes. These food items will have no onion and garlic. And these items and recipes can be prepared and offered to the Lord Krishna. No rice items.

The shopping items to be purchased are listed in this link:

Kosambari ಕೋಸಂಬರಿ

Hesaru Bele Kosambari

  1. Cucumber Kosambari

  2. ಕಡಲೆ ಬೇಳೆ ಕೊಸಂಬರಿ – Channa Dal Kosambari

ಚಟ್ನಿ Chutney

  1. Channa Dal or Kadale Bele Chutney

  2. Coconut Chutney

  3. Pudina or Mint Chutney

  4. Mint Mango Chutney – ಫುದಿನಾ ಮಾವಿನಕಾಯಿ ಚಟ್ನಿ

Bonda – ಬೋಂಡ ಭಜ್ಜಿ Bhajji


  1. Heerekayi Bonda

  2. Red and Green Capsicum Bonda or Fritters

  3. Aloo Methi Pakoda

  4. Ambode

  5. Bombai (Aloo) Bonda

  6. Sabhudani Vada – Gluten Free

ಸಿಹಿ ತಿಂಡಿಗಳು- Sweet Dishses


  1. Badam Poori

  2. Kayi Kadabu

  3. Dry Coconut kadabu

  4. Coconut Burfi

  5. Thambittu or ತಂಬಿಟ್ಟು

  6. Mango Rasayana or seekarane

  7. Pineapple Kesaribath

  8. Besan Unde or Laddoo

  9. Rave Unde or Laddoo

ಪಾಯಸ – Payasa – Kheer


  1. Broken Wheat Payasa

  2. ಶಾವಿಗೆ ಪಾಯಸ – Vermicelli Kheer

  3. Evaporated MilkyWay ಶಾವಿಗೆ ಪಾಯಸ – Vermicelli Kheer

  4. ಹೆಸರು ಬೇಳೆ ಪಾಯಸ – Moong Dal Payasa

  5. Gasgase or Poppy seeds Payasa

  6. ಸೀಮೆಅಕ್ಕಿ ಪಾಯಸ – Sabhudana Kheer

  7. ಹೆಸರು ಬೇಳೆ ಪಾಯಸ – Moong Dal Payasa – Variation 2

ತಿಂಡಿಗಳು – Breakfast


  1. Mixed Vegetables Upma or Uppittu

  2. Gojju Avalakki

  3. Avalakki / Poha Bisibele Bath

  4. Red Capsicum Upma – ಕೆಂಪು ದೊಣ್ಣೆ ಮೆಣಸಿನಕಾಯಿ ಉಪಿಟ್ಟು

  5. ಅಕ್ಕಿತರಿ ಉಪ್ಪಿಟ್ಟು – RiceRava Upma

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  1. Thengolu

  2. Chakalli

  3. Ompudi

  4. Shankarpoli

  5. Kobbari Mittai

  6. Rave Unde or Laddoo

  7. Besan Unde or Laddoo

  8. Kodubale

  9. Poori

Shri Krishna Janmashtami/Krishna Jayanthi Pooja Preparation – Tips & Tricks

IMG_3103Many of you have asked me how I prepare for one of the most exciting and beloved Festivals we have, Shri Krishna Janmashtami/Krishna Jayanthi or whatever name you wish to give this festival. It is celebrated all over the world. With the invent of internet, everyone wants to perform this festival and is looking for tips and tricks especially if you are working.  Based on decades of experience I have in observing as performed by my parents and performing the festival myself since I got married,  I am sharing some tips and tricks which will make it easy and not to stress out.

Remember, at the end of the day it is the Bhakthi and devotion which you can offer the Lord which is of utmost importance than the count of items you cook.

Since this year it is on a Saturday, and my daughter is joining us, it will once again be a Festival to perform with great enthusiasm and cook several dishes as well. Enough of my story right?

Attached below are some tips and tricks I follow.

Grocery List:

I buy all items new for this and Ganesha festival. Just a habit, nothing else. I am not listing how many lbs/kgs t buy, left to your discretion. With the list below you can prepare all items listed in Recipe Section.


  1. Rice Flour
  2. Maida or All purpose flour
  3. Besan
  4. Urda dal flour
  5. Red chilli powder
  6. Hing
  7. Oil
  8. Moong Dal
  9. Channa dal
  10. Dry Coconut Powder
  11. Salt
  12. Thick Poha
  13. Thin Poha
  14. Sooji
  15. Jaggery
  16. Sugar
  17. Jeera
  18. Mustard Seeds
  19. Ghee
  20. Butter
  21. Milk
  22. Butter Milk since Yogurt is not used during this vrata
  23. Coconut

Pooja List:

I am hoping you have the daily pooja items like Haldi, Kumkum, etc etc. This list is specific for this day and in no particular order you can arrange them as you wish.

  1. Flowers, buy assortment of all flowers as shown below:Collages
  2. Fruits, all fruits are allowed in this vrata.IMG_29333. Banana plant and Leaves if available IMG_31034. Argya Items, milk, water, lemon, coin and a dry date. Keep them ready!IMG_30035. Prepare all the lamps to light, Mangalarathi and aarathi  using Ghee or Oil.IMG_3004IMG_30056. Make sure you have Rangoli, if you don’t have the dry powder, use Kundan Rangoli, a chalk and draw. If even that is not available, take some printouts and use them. I have used a combination of all of them as seen below. Draw small feet of Lord Krishna from the front door.

O7. Prepare Gejje Vastra with Kumkum. No set number here, I use one set for each idol I keep.IMG_30158. Make sure you have camphor, Agarbathi and also soaked for Mangalaruthi.

9. Prepare the cradle for Lord Krishna. Once you are done giving the Argya, we rock the cradle and sing the lullaby. IMG_3089

10. If not anything else, just offer a coconut.IMG_1881

11. The detailed pooja procedure is posted at the following link:

Upcoming Shravana Masa Festivals – August-September 2015


As per Uttaradimatta Panchanga, this year in Manmatha Nama Samvatsara, Shravana Masa starts from August 15th and ends on September 13th.

There are many festivals during this month and as always I will re-post slokas, pooja details and many more details a few days before each of these important dates. Here is a list of important dates and festivals during Shravana Masa 2015.

Mangala Gowri Vrata

All details for this festival can be found here:

Vrata Details.

  • August 18th – Tuesday

  • August 25th – Tuesday

  • September 1st – Tuesday

  • September 8th – Tuesday

Nagara Chathurthi & Panchami

Pooja Details.

  • August 18th – Tuesday – Nagara Chathurthi

  • August 19th – Wednesday– Nagara Panchami

Shravana Masa Lakshmi Pooja

Pooja Details.

  • August 21st – Friday

  • August 28th – Friday

  • September 4th – Friday

  • September 11th – Friday

Vara MahaLakshmi  Pooja Vrata

Vrata Details.

  • August 28th – Friday

Sree Raghavendra Swamy  Aaradhane

Aaradhane Details

  • August 30th – Sunday– Sree Raghavendra Swamy Poorva Aaradhane

  • August 31st – Monday – Sree Raghavendra Swamy Madya Aaradhane

  • September 1st – Tuesday– Sree Raghavendra Swamy Uttara Aaradhane

Sree Krishna Jayanthi – Sri Krishna Janmashtami

Janmashtami Pooja Details

  • September 5th – Saturday

 Please refer to the closet temple or other calendar to find the dates of the festivals in the country you are living. These dates posted are based on Indian Standard Time.

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

ಬಾರೋ ಕೃಷ್ಣಯ್ಯ – Baro Krishnayya Lyrics


ragamalika; Tala:Adi

Composer: Kanakadaasa

Contributed by: Ms. Bhavana Damle

bArO kRuShNayya ninna bhaktara manegIga kRuShNayya || pa. ||
bArO ninna mukha tOrO ninna sari yArO jagadhara shIlanE || ||

aMdugE pADagavu kAlaMduge kiru gejje dhim dhimi
dhimi dhimi dhimirenuta poMgoLalanUduta baarayya || 1 ||

kaMkaNa karadalli ponnuMgura hoLeyuta kiMkiNi kiNi kiNi kiNirenuta
poMgoLalUduta bArayya bArO kriShNayya || 2 ||

vAsa uDupili neleyAdi kEshavanE dAsa ninna pada dAsa
dAsa ninna pada dAsa ninna pada dAsa salahalu bArayya || 3 ||

ಬಾರೋ ಕೃಷ್ಣಯ್ಯ ನಿನ್ನ ಭಕ್ತರ ಮನೆಗೀಗ ಕೃಷ್ಣಯ್ಯ || ಪ. ||
ಬಾರೋ ನಿನ್ನ ಮುಖ ತೋರೋ ನಿನ್ನ ಸರಿ ಯಾರೋ ಜಗಧರ ಶೀಲನೇ || ಅ.ಪ. ||

ಅಂದುಗೇ ಪಾಡಗವು ಕಾಲಂದುಗೆ ಕಿರು ಗೆಜ್ಜೆ ಧಿಮ್ ಧಿಮಿ
ಧಿಮಿ ಧಿಮಿ ಧಿಮಿರೆನುತ ಪೊಂಗೊಳಲನೂದುತ ಬಾರಯ್ಯ || ೧ ||

ಕಂಕಣ ಕರದಲ್ಲಿ ಪೊನ್ನುಂಗುರ ಹೊಳೆಯುತ ಕಿಂಕಿಣಿ ಕಿಣಿ ಕಿಣಿ ಕಿಣಿರೆನುತ
ಪೊಂಗೊಳಲೂದುತ ಬಾರಯ್ಯ ಬಾರೋ ಕ್ರಿಷ್ಣಯ್ಯ || ೨ ||

ವಾಸ ಉಡುಪಿಲಿ ನೆಲೆಯಾದಿ ಕೇಶವನೇ ದಾಸ ನಿನ್ನ ಪದ ದಾಸ
ದಾಸ ನಿನ್ನ ಪದ ದಾಸ ನಿನ್ನ ಪದ ದಾಸ ಸಲಹಲು ಬಾರಯ್ಯ || ೩ ||

ತೂಗಿರೆ ರಂಗನ ತೂಗಿರೆ ಕೃಷ್ಣನ – Thugire Rangana Thugire Krishnana Video

I just posted a video on ತೂಗಿರೆ ರಂಗನ ತೂಗಿರೆ ಕೃಷ್ಣನ – Thugire Rangana Thugire Krishnana on Youtbue for the upcoming festival. The lyrics for the song in Kannada and English can be found here:

ತೂಗಿರೆ ರಂಗನ ತೂಗಿರೆ ಕೃಷ್ಣನ – Thugire Rangana Thugire Krishnana



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