One of the most well-known Hindu festivals is Janmashtami. It honors Lord Krishna's birthday, who was the eighth avatar of Lord Vishnu, and is observed eight days after Raksha Bandhan. In actuality, Lord Krishna was the eighth child born to Devaki and Vasudev, making this event intrinsically linked to the number eight. Because of this, Janmashtami has a unique meaning for the number eight.  

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In our nation, Krishna Janmashtami is also known as Srikrishna Jayanti, Gokulashtami, and Sree Jayanti. Even while the entire country celebrates Janmashtami with fanfare and splendour, Mathura and Vrindavan take great satisfaction in having the most impressive celebrations because Lord Krishna is thought to have spent his formative years there. 

The auspicious day to celebrate Lord Krishna's birth is on Friday, August 19, this year. People dress in elegant Indian attire and prepare delectable dishes to serve as prasad to the almighty as part of the day's festivities. Krishna Janmashtami is observed in each Indian state in a special and magnificent style. With these magnificent Janmashtami special treats, welcome newborn Krishna. 

Panchamrit 

You'll need milk, honey, tulsi leaves, ganga jal, and yoghurt to make this drink. All the ingredients should be combined in a large bowl and thoroughly mixed to achieve a smooth consistency. Add raisins, cashews, and sliced almonds to the thick liquid as a garnish. \

Kesar Kheer 

You will also need sugar, saffron threads, and chopped dried fruits like cashews, almonds, and raisins to make this delectable rice and milk meal. Rice should be rinsed as usual before cooking, and milk should be boiled. Take 2-4 tablespoons of the milk in a bowl once it has warmed up a little, then stir in some saffron strands.  Once the strands have been dissolved, you will get liquid that is golden in colour. In the meantime, combine the milk with the rinsed rice and simmer over low heat until the rice is just semi-cooked. After that, stir in the sugar, saffron milk, and all of the dry fruits, and simmer thoroughly. When the meal is finished cooking, add a few drops of Ganga Jal and some Tulsi leaves as a garnish. 

Panjiri 

To make this traditional prasad meal, you will need whole wheat flour, ghee, sugar, and a few Tulsi leaves. Whole wheat flour should be roasted in ghee in a deep dish until it changes colour. Once completely roasted, stir in the sugar. Take it out in a dish once everything has been cooked and thoroughly blended. Add some Ganga Jal and some Tulsi leaves. 

Makhan Mishri 

This is one of the most well-liked prasad offerings made on the occasion of Janmashtami and is also regarded as one of Lord Krishna's favourite foods. The only step involved in making the dish is combining pulverised mishri with a bowl of white butter. Put a good amount of Ganga Jal on top once the two components have been combined, then add some dried fruits to taste. 

Sooji Halwa 

Use ghee liberally to coat a heavy pan. Add sooji to it and well-roast once it is warm. Add sugar and dry fruits to taste and combine once the sooji's texture has changed. Put 2–5 drops of Ganga Jal in the final stage.