Janmashtami 2023: How To Dress Up Your Bundle Of Joy As Baby Krishna

Janmashtami 2023: How To Dress Up Your Bundle Of Joy As Baby Krishna

Every year Krishna Janmashtami is celebrated with great joy and fervour all around the nation by Hindus. The festival is celebrated to mark the birth of Lord Krishna, the eighth manifestation of Lord Vishnu. 

On this auspicious day, parents love to dress their little ones in beautiful Krishna costumes, as it is believed that kids are a human form of young Krishna. With Janmashtami around the corner, if you too are thinking to dress up your little one like cute Krishna, then this blog is for you. We have brought you some amazing ideas on how to give your baby the perfect Janmashtami look.

About Janmashtami 

Hindus commemorate Krishna Janmashtami in honour of the birth of Lord Krishna. According to the Hindu calendar, Janmashtami is celebrated on Bhadrapad’s Krishna Paksha Ashtami. It is also referred to as Janmashtami, Krishnashtami or Gokulashtami.

This year Janmashtami will be celebrated on 7th September, Thursday.

How is Janmashtami Celebrated

Janmashtami is celebrated in various ways in different parts of the country. 

For instance, in Mathura, the city where Sri Krishna was born, as well as Gokul and Vrindavan, the places where he spent his formative years, it is celebrated by people by indulging in Ras lilas. Ras lilas are plays that are performed to highlight Lord Krishna's life. 

Dahi handi, where a pot of curd is suspended at a height and groups of people attempt to reach it and smash it by constructing human pyramids, is the festival's centrepiece in Maharashtra. 

People also observe a full-day fast, breaking their fast only after midnight, when it is believed that Lord Krishna was born.

How To Get The Perfect Janmashtami Look For Baby

Janmashtami is more than just a celebration these days. Everyone dresses their babies be it a girl or a boy as Kanha. Even schools also arrange some fancy dress functions around the Janmashtami theme. 

And not to wonder, we must also have been dressed by our parents as Kanha during our childhood days. This time build the same memories with your child and capture moments to cherish forever. We at Mama & Peaches are sharing a few tips to give the perfect Janmashtami look to your baby. We are sure you are going to freeze some very beautiful moments of your child using these tips. Check out the tips below!

Dhoti & Yellow Kurta Set

With a lovely kurta-dhoti outfit, see your child come to life as Lord Krishna! This Krishna attire for kids will win hearts and is ideal for older babies and toddlers. For an authentic look, look for a yellow Angrakha kurta that has a side opening in the same manner as the conventional design. Feel the happiness and excitement flow from your young Krishna as you dress them up as Lord Krishna baby, making this a very unique and unforgettable experience. Mama & Peaches have an amazing collection of ethnic kurtas for your newborn & babies to give them the perfect Janmashtami look or on other traditional occasions too.

Dhoti & Accessories

Nothing better than your child wearing a colourful dhoti to celebrate Krishna Janmashtami. Choosing a pre-made dhoti saves you the hassle of tying one on a wriggly child. Watch as your infant turns into an alluring Krishna with a dash of colour and a few accessories, radiating exquisite charm and winning hearts at every glimpse. A cute nazaria will give me him the perfect baby look.

Flute & Peacock Feather

It's impossible to imagine a Krishna without his flute. Don't forget to include a flute and a peacock feather to complete the enchanting Janmashtami look. These finishing touches give the outfit an appealing and genuine charm. But bear in mind to pick a secure and kid-friendly flute. To ensure that the feather remains in place throughout the joyous celebrations, attach it firmly to the crown or sash. Let your little Krishna enchant everyone with their charming demeanour and the charm of these adorable accessories.

Accessorise with Handi

The name "Makhan Chor" is a common way to refer to Lord Krishna. Kanha is offered Makhan-Mishri on Janmashtami. So you also need a pot of butter to dress up your kid as Krishna. A lovely clay pot may be purchased from a pottery shop and can be made to resemble butter by filling it with light yellow-white cotton.

Mukut Or Crown

Krishna's "mukut," or crown, is another essential element of his look. Crowns are easily accessible on the market. Avoid settling for a low-quality crown since it could hurt your baby's delicate skin. You can also prepare a Krishna Mukut at home using cardboard and some colours.


Another essential element of the Krishna look is the "tilak," which is applied to the forehead. It has a spiritual significance and completes the appearance. Applying any additional cosmetics could harm a baby's sensitive skin, thus it should never be done. Additionally, refrain from putting kohl or eyeliner on your child's eyes. An ethnic kurta for baby and a tilak give a complete Krishna look to your baby.

During Janmashtami, it's a sweet custom to dress your baby like Krishna. By dressing your baby as little Lord Krishna you not only create happy memories to cherish forever, but it also bears with it a cultural and spiritual importance. By getting ideas on how to dress your little one as Krishna from the blog above, we’re sure you are going to have a gallery full of photos this Janmashtami. 

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Frequently Asked Questions On Janmashtami Look For Baby

Which colour to wear in Janmashtami?

Yellow colour is the most preferred colour for Krishna attire for kids. 

How to dress your child like Krishna?

You can dress your little one as Krishna by making them wear a dhoti, kurta, crown, and tilak and accessorise the whole dress using jewellery, flute, butter pot, etc.

What to do on Janmashtami with baby?

You can dress your baby like a little Lord Krishna on the auspicious occasion of Janmashtami and cherish the memories with cute pictures of your little Kanha.