Janmashtami recipes rounds the celebration. The performance of puja finds end in the offering of ‘bhog’ or delicious food items to the God. The celebration of Janmashtami commemorates the birth of the child God Krishna. Known as Krishnashtami or Gokulashtami, the festival falls on Ashtami of Krishna Paksh i.e. the eighth day of a lunar fortnight.
This year, it will probably fall on 10th August. Generally, eight days after the festive occasion of Raksha Bandhan people observe Janmashtami. It comprises of two-day celebration. The first day is observed as Krishnashtami or Gokulashtami and the next day is called Kalashtami or more popularly Janmashtami.
At midnight i.e. between the first and second day, people repeat the birth of Lord Krishna with zest and enthusiasm. Thereafter perform puja and sing aartis. Then the God is offered with these sweets and other delicacies that Krishna loved. Then, all the devotees together enjoy these sweet items. Indeed, the festival of Janmashtami is the day of feasting!