1.Meetings Over Video Calls
While organizing a party in the times of COVID-19 is a big NO, you can still meet up virtually with your friends and family to celebrate Janmashtami. All you need to do is get ready and set up a family video call over Zoom, Skype, Google Duo, or other video-calling applications.
2. Celebrating at Home
Since gathering in large groups and meeting people is not an option during such times, you can instead stay at home and decorate your house beautifully. Decorate a cradle with flowers and other decorative items for baby Krishna and celebrate at home. Make colourful rangolis, wear new clothes, and share stories from elders.
3. Digital Gifting
The Janmashtami celebration is incomplete without gifts. Since we are following guidelines to celebrate a safe Janmashtami due to the pandemic, you can give beautiful digital gifts to your loved ones and surprise them. There are various types of digital gifts available online such as personalized E-posters, personalized video messages, personalized digital sketches, personalized poetry, and much more. Turiya Communications LLP provides all kinds of digital services to their clients to fulfill their requirements.
4. COVID gift packs
Since gifts and gift packs are an evergreen Janmashtami Tradition, you can also blend tradition with necessity. Hand sanitizers, festive-themed handmade facemasks, small idols of Lord Krishna in a cradle, Sweets like Peda, Makhhan Mishri, Gopalkala, Dry fruits and Mawa and others can be included in the packs.
5. Virtual puja
So you can’t visit a temple and feel like doing a traditional Janmashtami puja this year? It’s time to get virtual! You can attend E-pujas together with family, or friends, and set a time according to your convenience. Temples like ISKON, Mathura Temple, Dwarka Temple have organised live aarti/Puja at different times throughout the day for the devotees to enjoy the festival. Get the most puja-aware person in the group to organize, and follow their lead. They could help organize everything.
7. Swiggy Genie
There is something undeniably homely about making home cooked meals, no matter wherever you are during such special festivals/occasion one definitely craves for home cooked meals as well as prasads from pujas. Cuisines such as Chappan Bhog, Shrikhand, Taler Bora, Saffron rice, Coconut laddu, Sabudana Kheer, Halwa, Suji Kheer, Malai Kofta, Milk Sweets etc.
8. Digital Bhajan Kirtan
Several organisations, like ISKON have arranged digital Bhajan Kirtan programmes for the disciples to celebrate the festival with the same enthusiasm and devotions from their homes to avoid violating the covid 19 restrictions.
9. Events of “krishna-vesha”
Don’t you just hate it when you dress up and there is no one around to see you? Well, this year’s Janmashtami events will make sure that is not going to be a problem. Kids will dress up in Lord Krishna’s attire and depict his life story in the form of short skits, and perform on devotional songs and engage with the community on this auspicious day.
The Bottom Line
At the end of the day, there is nothing better than the joy and togetherness brought on by the festive season. There is no reason you should be discouraged from celebrating this year – and who knows, this virtual Janmashtami celebration could turn out to be the best one you’ve ever celebrated yet.
Kolkata-headquartered Turiya Communications LLP, having presence in other markets like Mumbai and Delhi, wishes you and your loved ones a very happy and prosperous Janmashtami! Stay safe and stay healthy.
Also, let us know in the comments if you liked our style of Janmashtami celebrations and also about the unique plans you have to celebrate with your family and loved ones this year.