Ganesh Chaturthi also known as Vinayaka Chaturthi is one of the important Hindu festivals celebrated throughout India with a great devotion.
Public celebrations of the festival are popular, and are organized by local youth groups or neighborhood associations. Funds for the public festival are collected from members of the association arranging the celebration, local residents and businesses. The lord Ganesh idols and accompanying statues are installed in temporary shelters, known as mandaps or pandals.
People bring idols of Lord Ganesh to their homes and do worship. The duration of this festival varies from 1 day to 11 days, depending on the place and tradition. On the last day of the festival the idols are taken out in a colorful and musical procession and immersed traditionally in water.
As per Hindu mythology Lord Ganesh is considered as “Vigana Harta” (one who removes obstacles) and “Buddhi Pradaayaka” (one who grants intelligence). This festival is very important for students; they worship Lord Ganesh to illumine their minds.
The primary sweet dish during the festival is modak (modak in Marathi and Konkani, modakam or kudumu in Telugu, modaka or kadubu in Kannada, kozhakatta or modakkam in Malayalam and kozhukattai or modagam in Tamil). A modak is a dumpling made from rice or wheat flour, stuffed with grated coconut, jaggery, dried fruits and other condiments and steamed or fried.
We have recipes of some popular desserts that bets to please everyone on this very special occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi.
- Modak Click here for the recipe
- Kesar peda Click here for the recipe
- Peanut Chikki Click here for the recipe
- Coconut Almond Barfi Click here for the recipe
- Moong Dal Halwa Click here for the recipe
- Sweet Saffron Rice Click here for the recipe
- Fruit Rabri Click here for the recipe
- Rava Coconut Laddu Click here for the recipe
What can be the best if you put fewer efforts and make delicious desserts for lord Ganesh and every one on each day of Ganesh Pooja!