Krishna Janmashtami is a Hindu festival which celebrates the birth of Lord Krishna. The observance witnesses large scale celebrations across the country. Krishna temples across states conduct special prayers and rituals celebrating the day. Devotees throng temples to offer prayers and participate in various events. Believers also celebrate Janmashtami at home as per customs and traditions. People clean their houses and decorate it marking the celebrations. Decorations are a major part of the observance as people try various ways to brighten their homes during the festive season. From floral decoration to decking up the swing to adorning the Krishna idol, people try and make their homes look the best. And as Janmashtami will be celebrated on August 23- 24, we have compiled a list of ways in which you can decorate your homes. Janmashtami 2019 Decoration Ideas: Brighten Up Your Home on Gokulashtami to Celebrate Lord Krishna's Birth.
Also known as Gokulashtami, the festival is observed on the eighth-day Ashtami of the Krishna Paksha in the month of Shravan, as per the Hindu calendar. As per the Gregorian calendar, Krishna Janmashtami 2019 will be celebrated on August 24. Ahead of the auspicious festival, here are some floral decoration ideas to deck your house this Janmashtami. Krishna Janmashtami 2019 Festival Date: Significance, Gokulashtami Puja Tithi and Celebrations Associated With Lord Krishna's Birthday.
1. Flower Rangoli
You can be at your creative best while making a rangoli with flowers. You can put the flower arrangement outside your homes or in front of your Krishna idols. Marigolds, mango leaves, rose petals and jasmine are used largely for flower rangolis.
2. Palna or Swing Decoration
Swings play a major role in Janmashtami celebrations as it is a representation of Lord Krishna's childhood. Devotees place idols of young Krishna in the palna portraying the birth of Krishna. Hence the jhulas are decorated beautifully with flowers. Roses jasmines, lilies, marigold are sewn together for the jhulas. You can buy ready-made garlands from shops and arrange them creatively on the swings.
3. Krishna Idol Decoration
You can adorn your Krishna idol temples at home beautifully using flowers. Make a layer of floral carpet on the floor and place the idol on top of an elevated platform. Place a red coloured fabric on it and arrange marigolds around the statue. Instead, you can also place a swing and cover it with flowers. You can also bring in coconut leaves and attach them on the sides.
4. Create Your Own Swing
If you want to add a personal touch your Krishna Janmashtami celebrations, we'd suggest you go for DIY jhulas and decorations. While this method would consume a lot of time, your work will stand out.
While these are some of the decoration ideas you can try this festive season, we suggest you let your ideas run wild. Mathura witnesses a lot of celebrations during Janmashtami as it is believed to be the birthplace of Krishna. The holy town of Vrindavan also sees various festivities. Krishna Janmashtami is celebrated is also celebrated in states like Manipur, West Bengal, Assam, Odisha, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu and others. We wish everyone celebrating the festival, Happy Janmashtami in advance!
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