|( Kheer, Churma )|
offering Prasad ( goodies) many of which I have mentioned above and would end with an Aarti.
I only enjoy all the Prasad after 12:00 at night. The hole day used to be the fast day the feast
comes later after the midnight.
We should not be afraid of God. Our conscience must be clear and we must be able to share love or whatever we have to realize the strength of God within us. I don’t expect that God will appear in front of me if I do a tapasya, from where will he appear when He is within me? If we cannot love others whole-heartedly that means I am not loving myself.
I enjoy, preparing Haryanvi relics ( Kheer, Churma ) and decorating our parlour with Photos, paintings of Lord Krishna, one being the most precious, a gift from my father which I attach a lot of sentiments.
As I described in the paragraph above my father himself was a great devotee of Krishna and he uused to sit in front of a photo of Krishna for his praaters ( Murali Krishna) in our house, a tradition which is still continuing.
Janmashtam is always a grand festival in my paternal house as the house becomes a beehive of activity on that day. Prasad like halwa, til laddu, sugarcane mixed with soaked bengalgram, kheer, dryfruits and fresh fruits and God’s favourite , sweetened butter are offered to the Lord .The preparation of all the prasada items and food for all the family members was solely prepared by my mom with we children chipping in with a minuscule of what she did. Hats off to her. I think she drew all the energy from the devotion she had for the Lord. I do not stand anywhere near her in terms of the kind of work she did.
Festivals are time for indulging in sweets and lip smacking goodies. So when I say Lord resides in me we should really eat and enjoy so that it reaches the God. This is my philosophy.