Gokulashtami / Krishna Jayanthi

Gokulashtami (Sri Krishna Jayanthi) celebrates with great pomp and show, the birth of Lord Krishna who was born more than 5000 years ago in the 28th year of Dwapur Yug. It is one of the most celebrated festivals for Hindus not only in India but also, all over the world. Janmashtami is about the joy, people all over the world feel for their beloved Lord Krishna. Gokulashtami (Sri Krishna Jayanthi) falls on 8th day after Avani Avittam function. Normally on this auspicious occassion people will fast from the morning and during the sunset, they will do pooja for Lord Krishna by offering lots of sweets and neivedhyams. Butter is favourite for Lord krishna and hence people will offer milk, curd, buter, Aval, fruits and some more sweets to God on this special day. During Krishna's childhood, he is fond of butter and he will steal the butter from pots which will spill out in the floor and when he walks, it forms a nice palm prints. So keeping this in mind, the devotees will draw small footprints from the entrance of house to the pooja room.

On the evening during the sunset, devotees will do pooja for Lord Krishna and offer the Lord with butter,fruits,vella seedai, Cocunut Seedai , Uppu Seedai, Appam, Thattai,Aval and some more delicious foods.

Salt SeedaiSweet Seedai

Coconut SeedaiThenkuzhal


Nei AppamAval Puttu

Sweet AvalAval Kesari

Click the link below for the Krishna Jayanthi Recipes

Krishna Jayanthi / Gokulashtami

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Dear Subbu,
I love your recipes...I am a busy single working professional and I needed easy and quick simple Brahmin recipes....this is one of the best web sites I have come across...

I have been searching for Brahmin, Kothamilli rice recipes all over till I found it on your website...THANK YOU

Your krishna janmasthami recipes make my hungry...

thank you

Dear Subbulakshmi Maami,

Thanks for your great receipes !

Coconut seedai recipe page has some error, can you please put that for us. My aathukar and myself love it. Also those tips and tricks to avoid making it too hard to bite.

Sneha Varadharajan

Hi Sneha

Thanks for letting me know. We have fixed the error. Now you can see the seedai recipe.


Dear madam,

Am so happy to have 'discovered' this site. Thankyou for taking so much of trouble to explain at length all the authentic recipes of Brahmin community. Please let me know when is krishnashtami this time ?

I have no grandma to teach me this authentic receipes. My mom always scared of me (being lone abroad)making any dishes with oil pan so she never teach me any.Thanks so much for your posts. i love it!

Thank you very much for the vella cheedai receipe.After 20years in kitchen experience i finally made the Vella Cheedai.

Mam, thank you for the recipe details. Other than vella seedai are there any ashtami sweet bakshanam that we can make for swami neiveidhyam. Since am working, I feel, i cannot do all these at a stretch but didnt want to stop anything..I can make payasam and aval..other than that pl suggest few things mam.


Thanks for your query. If you feel you dont have time for vella seedai, you can make aval puttu and appam for neivedhyam.

Hi Mam,

Can you please post about how to celebrate this festival in iyengar style?

Hi Aunty,

Will you tell me how much would be the quantity of 1 cup ?

Hi,I generally use 200ml cup. But 1 cup should be considered as 1 measure.

thank you for all your wonderful recipes and also details about poojas - if every year you can update the festival and say this year observe janmasthami/deepavali on this day etc it will be great. you are doing a wonderful job and appreciate this service your are providing and if you can add how these function differ for shaivaites versus vaishnaviates it will be great. many thanks

Hi Mami.. can we use the bought rice flour for vella seedai instead of soaking the rice and powerding it? Dos it make any difference ?

Surely you can use it. But some brands are not working. I use Lakshmi Rice flour. Just roast the store bought rice flour once for couple of minutes and then use it

Hi Mami, I have Manna Rice flour-is it good or should I make rice flour at home?

Some brands sometimes doesn't come out good. I have not tried manna brand. I always prefer homemade rice flour But if you have a time constraint, then try a small quantity and if it turns out good, then you an use.

Hello subbus kitchen,
Thanks a lot for the post enjoyed making all the delicacies following ur post and everything cane out so well including vella cheedai!!! Looking forward for next festival recipies!!!

Hello Mami
Your recipes are authentic and useful to many of us. I love the detailed manner in which you describe each recipe. Thank you

Namaskarams Mami. Tried out all your recipes for gokulashtami and everything came out well. Thanks. You are doing a great job. Thanks.

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