The cherished festival of Krishna Janmashtami is around the corner. This year, it will be celebrated by Hindus on 30 August (Monday). Otherwise called Gokul Ashtami, this grand festival celebrates the birth anniversary of Lord Krishna, who is Lord Vishnu's 8th avatar. This great celebration is marked on the 8th day of the dark fortnight in the month of Bhadrapada which falls either in July or August in India.
Additionally, according to Hindu mythology, Lord Krishna was born on this day to kill Mathura's evil ruler- Kansa. This day is of incredible importance in Hindu mythology and is celebrated with great enthusiasm and energy across India. Devotees of lord Krishna celebrate this lucky day by beautifying temples, their houses and other common public spots. Children are dressed up as Lord Krishna and other fanciful character. A few devotees also keep a fast on this day to receive Lord Krishna blessings.
How Is Janmashtami Celebrated By Devotees?
Each year on Krishna Janmashtami, devotees observe this holy festival by observing a full day fast and praying to Lord Krishna. The fast is celebrated to their adored deity and can be broken after offering their prayers to him. In the interim, the custom of breaking the fast is called Parana. According to scriptures, Lord Krishna was born at midnight so a statue of the infant is washed and put in a cradle at that time in the temple. On this auspicious day, individuals enrich their homes with beautiful blossoms, little Diya’s, & lights and specially made Dhaniya Panjiri to offer Lord Krishna.
Why Is Dhaniya Panjiri So Popular In Janmashtami?
Dhaniya Panjiri is one of the famous delights of Krishna Janmashtami bhog. It is offered to Lord Krishna, the eighth symbol of Lord Vishnu in the event of his birth anniversary. Indians celebrate the birth anniversary of Lord Krishna with a lot of zeal by observing fasts and performing Puja ceremonies. An assortment of naivedyam or Prasad is made on Krishna Janmashtami to be offered to the Lord. But, Dhaniya Panjiri is considered as the most famous one.
How To Prepare Dhaniya Panjiri In A Simple Way?
Dhaniya Panjiri is prominently made during Janmashtami in Northern India, particularly Uttar Pradesh and Punjab. It is prepared using coriander seed powder, bhoora (powdered sugar), cleaved almonds, ghee, raisins, cashew nuts, pistachio, and mishri.
Ingredients Of Dhaniya Panjiri
• ½ cup ground coriander seeds
• 1/2 powdered sugar
• ¾ cup desiccated coconut
• 3 tablespoons cleaved almonds
• 3 tablespoons cleaved cashew nuts
• 3 tablespoons crushed pistachio
• 3 table spoon raisins
• ½ teaspoon spice cardamom
• 7 tablespoon Desi ghee
• Mishri (According to taste)
First, you should simply to do the roast coriander seeds and grind them in a blender and make a powder, and leave it slightly coarse. Now, add Desi ghee in a pan and saute the powder in ghee until it becomes brown. Move the coriander Panjiri on a plate and let it cool and afterward add sugar to it. Blend well and add dry fruits to make it tastier.