Janmashtami is round the corner and it is the auspicious time of Lord Krishna’s birth. It is also known as Krishnashtami, Saatam Aatham, Gokulashtami, Ashtami Rohini, Srikrishna Jayanti, Sree Jayanti or sometimes simply as Janmashtami. It is celebrated with great fervour in Mathura which is the birth place of Sri Krishna and Gokul and Vrindavan where he spent his childhood. It is common to dress children as Radha and Krishna during this time. They are known as Bal Gopal or Bal Krishna and Radhika. We had earlier shared tips to dress children as Radha and Krishna.
We also decorate our houses in preparation of this day. Making rangoli, decorating houses with flowers, dressing Laddu Gopal in new clothes and putting in a jhoola is common on this day. We share some DIY ideas to decorate for the festival this year.
DIY Jhula/ swing for Bal Gopal/ Bal Krishna for janmashtami
Materials Required to make the DIY jhula for bal gopal on Krishna Janmashtami
- Thick box tray
- Coloured papers, shiny papers
- Golden thread, ribbon, sequins, decorative items
- Strong Glue, tape
- Peacock feather/ Mor pankh
Steps to make the DIY jhula for bal gopal on Krishna Janmashtami
- Cover the box with coloured paper.
- Add a handle to the box.
- Make a throne/ jhula using a phone box.
- Decorate the throne/ jhula.
- Add the peacock feather to the back of the throne/ jhula.
- Attach it to the handle using golden thread.
- View the video fort detailed instructions.
DIY MUKut / pagadi for bal gopal on Krishna Janmashtami
MAterials required for DIY MUKut / pagadi for bal gopal on Krishna Janmashtami
- Strip of chart paper
- Coloured embroidery threads
- Sequins, Gold/ silver gota for decorating the mukut/pagadi
Steps for DIY MUKut / pagadi for bal gopal on Krishna Janmashtami
- Cut a 1.5 cm wide and 4 inch long strip of chart paper.
- Stick coloured embroidery threads to 2 inch part of strip.
- Fold the strip into a pagadi shape with the help of a small cylinder like glue bottle.
- Decorate the pagadi using gota and sequins
- Make top of the pagadi using accordion folds on another strip of chart paper.
- Attach it to the ready mukut/ pagadi.
- View the video fort detailed instructions to make DIY Mukut / Pagadi for Krishna Janmashtami.
DIY Bansuri/Flute for Laddu Gopal/Lord Krishna