Santana Gopala Puja, or Santana Gopala Homam, is dedicated to
Krishna. In the Santana Gopala Puja, rituals pujas, Vrata and homam dedicated to Gopala Krishna or child form of Krishna is performed by those couples that are having problems with pregnancy. It is performed by many for getting pregnant. Parents perform it for the welfare of the children.
The simple way to perform the puja is to offer Tulsi leaves to Krishna and offer prayers at a
Krishna temple or at home. You can opt for a vegetarian diet on the puja day. Some devotees observe a fast from sunrise to sunset. Feeding the poor on the puja day is considered highly meritorious.
Those performing the puja also chant the Santana Gopala Mantra –
The traditional Santana Gopala Homam performed with help of a priest involves worship of
Krishna with Tulsi leaves. Chanting of the Purusha Suktam. Chanting of Santana Gopala mantra in the presence of the Santana Gopala Yantra. The homam is then performed by the priest.