Children disguised as lord Krishna on Janmashtami in Kolkata on Aug 17, 2014.. Image Source: Kuntal Chakrabarty/IANS

August 19 : This time, we can celebrate Krishna Janmashtami 2019 , on August 24 and as the highlight always remains on Lord Krishna, we thought of dwelling upon on how to make little kids look cute, and yet be comfortable in their dress on the special day. Little children dress as Little Krishnas and pretty little Radhas on this day and there are few things that you need to keep in mind. Today, you get ready made costumes online on Amazon and that makes the preparation much easier.

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In North India, the festival is called Janmashtami 2019 and held on Aug 24, 2019. Whereas, in South India, the festival will be held on August 23, 2019 and will be called Sri Krishna Jayanti or Ashtami Rohini 2019 . In some places, it is called as Gokulashtami and Nandotsav too.

Little Krishna Costume Dressing Tips for Janmashtami 2019

There are a couple of essentials that you need to keep in mind while buying the costume for the child.

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Crown: The mukut or the crown is an inevitable part of the Krishna costume. Ensure that you purchase good quality crown from stores or perhaps can avail from If they are of bad quality, they may cause skin problems to the young child.

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Peacock Feather: This feather equals the presence of Little Krishna in our lives, So, while, dressing up the child, tuck in a feather into the crown. You can also pin up the feather onto a ponytail and let the accessory stand out in the midst of the hair.

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Flute and Dhoti: Once the head gear is done, move on to the kurta and dhoti. Mostly people opt for yellow dresses and they look royal and fit for the function. Ensure that the material the child wears is comfortable and does not cause sort of body irritation to the child. They should feel comfortable, or else they may tend to make tantrums during the rituals. Flute is something that Krishna uses to woo his girls. So that is a must. Get a flute to add more fun to the occassion. Get from Amazon .

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Other colours: If you do not get yellow or perhaps you prefer some other colour, the next options are blue or red. Go for any, and make your child look his best on this day.Get from Amazon

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Pot of Butter: This accessory is not a real necessity, but will complete the look to the fullest. Keep a plastic clay coloured pot. Fill with some light yellow coloured cotton to look like cream or butter. Decorate the pot outside with glitter paper and keep it aside the child. If they are older children, above 12 years, you can fill in the small pots with a bit of cream- to give that realistic touch.

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