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Janmashtami special: 10 must-have delicacies on Lord Krishna’s birthday

Janmashtami is celebrated by Hindus everywhere on account of Lord Krishna's birthday and the festivities include dahi handi and kite flying, and is incomplete without indulging in traditional sweet dishes.

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Janmashtami, Lord Krishna's birthday is celebrated all over India, albeit in slightly different ways. This is the reason it has many names like Krishnashtami, Saatam Aatham, Gokulashtami, Ashtami Rohini, Srikrishna Jayanti, Sree Jayanti apart from Janmashtami. In Maharashtra it is called Dahi Handi. In Tamil Nadu, it is called Gokulashtami. Janmashtami is also celebrated in Nepal. Hindus celebrate Janmashtami by fasting, worshipping the god Krishna and staying up until midnight to offer prayers. In Maharashtra, people celebrate by making a human pyramid and breaking an earthen pot filled with curd that's tied at a height. As is the case with all festivals, food forms a huge part of the celebrations, and sweets especially so. Click through to see 10 recipes that you might try making at home this time on the festival. (Source: YouTube)

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Aloo Poori
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Crispy rice papdi
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Gulab Jamun
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Mango Rabdi
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Meetha Pedha
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