Things to keep in mind while worshiping Lord Krishna


On the day of Lord Krishna’s birthday or Janmashtami, many devotees observe a fast and worship Kanha. What are the rules for observing fast on this day and the method of worshiping Shri Krishna? Let us know in detail what are some favourite things of Lord Krishna.

Keep the fast of Janmashtami like this

Just as the fast of Ekadashi starts from Dashami Tithi, similarly the fast of Janmashtami starts from Saptami Tithi. From the day of Saptami Tithi, one should give up Tamasic food like garlic, onion, brinjal, radish, etc., and after eating Satvik food one should follow celibacy. On the day of Janmashtami, one should wake up in the Brahma Muhurta in the morning, take a bath and meditate, wear clean clothes, and take a pledge to fast on Janmashtami.

After this, “Mamkhilpaapprashamnuk sarvabhishta sidhaye, Shri Krishna Janmashtami fast maha karishye.” The mantra should be chanted. On this day you can keep fast on fruits and water, but you have to remain waterless from sunset till Krishna’s birth. One should remain virtuous during the fast. One must take a bath once before the evening puja.


Things to keep in Puja for Janmashtami

Lord Shri Krishna was born at midnight on Bhadra Krishna Ashtami Tithi, hence the religious belief is that Lord Shri Krishna should be worshiped at midnight on Janmashtami. In such a situation, keep a fast on the day of Janmashtami and worship the child form of Lord Shri Krishna. After installing the idol, anoint it with cow’s milk and Ganga water. Then dress them in attractive clothes. Decorate them with peacock crown, flute, sandalwood, Vaijayanti garland, Tulsi Dal, etc. Offer flowers, fruits, butter, sugar candy, sweets, dry fruits, incense, lamps, smell, etc. Then in the end distribute Prasad after performing the aarti of Bal Krishna.

Keep these 6 things with Sri Krishna

Lord Shri Krishna is considered the form of love. According to the Puranas, it is believed that keeping the idol of Lord Shri Krishna at home has special benefits. This keeps happiness and peace in the house. Some things are very dear to Kanha like who is wearing a yellow pitambar. Most importantly Tulsi is his favourite and must with his bhog prasad. The person who offers flute, cow, butter sugar candy, peacock feather, lotus, and Vaijayanti garland to Lord Krishna, his every wish is fulfilled.

According to the scriptures, these things dear to Shri Krishna are related to our lives in one way or the other. Which gives us a good example of life management. Know what is the meaning of these things.


Kanha loves the flute very much. The flute is very straight without a single knot. Which means that you should not keep any kind of knot in your mind. Due to this any kind of malice will not arise in your mind. At the same time, its second meaning is that the flute does not play without a place. It means don’t speak unless it is necessary.


The cow is considered to be worshipable. Cow urine, cow dung, milk, curd, and ghee obtained from cows are used. Due to this your body always remains healthy.

Peacock feather

The peacock feather is very dear to Kanha. That’s why he wears it on his head. The dark color of the peacock crown reduces difficulties and provides you with happiness, peace, and prosperity.


Lotus blooms in the mud but always remains separate from the mud. That’s why it is considered sacred. Lotus means how you want to live.

Mishri and Makhan

Kanha is very fond of Makhan and Mishri. An important quality of sugar candy is that when it is mixed with butter, its sweetness gets completely revealed in the butter. Similarly, everyone should keep his behavior. Makhan-Mishri gives the message of adopting love.

Vyjayanti Mala

Vaijayanti Mala is made from lotus seeds. Lotus seeds are very hard. Which never break or rot again. Which means always being firm in life. Whatever obstacles come in your path, overcome them with great grace. Along with this, always be connected to the ground. No matter how big or how rich you are. But don’t forget the inconvenience of your existence.

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