Vinayaka Chaturthi Recipes
Ganesha Chaturthi, the great Ganesha festival, also known as ‘Vinayak Chaturthi’ or ‘Vinayaka Chavithi’ is celebrated by Hindus around the world as the birthday of Lord Ganesha. Ganesha is the elephant-headed God who is the remover of obstacles and the God of all beginnings and wisdom. The festival is celebrated with great pomp, love and energy especially in the states of Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh.
It is said that we should not be looking at the moon on this day. The story goes back that the moon laughed at Lord Ganesha as he was riding on a Mouse. So Lord Ganesh was furious and cursed the Moon that anyone who looks at the moon on Ganesh chaturthi will be blamed for something they did not do. Even Lord Vishnu wasn’t spared as he too was accused of stealing the “Syamantak Mani(pearl)” jewel.
In Kerala, we do not celebrate this festival with such enthusiasm as in Maharashtra. But, I’ve seen the spirit and vigor with which Vinayaka Chaturthi is celebrated and it bring in a sense of oneness amongst us, demolishing all social divisions of class and creed.
And here’s my offering to the God. Ganesha is said to love bananas, coconut, puddings, modaks, jackfruit, mango, ladoos, pomegranate, sugarcane, honey, sesame balls and marigold.
I have tried my best to prepare different modaks worshipping Lord Ganesh.
Our Pooja Room
3. Ammini Modak
Here are the links to my favorite Ganesh Chaturthi recipes.
P.S: Did you like my Ganapathy? I was fascinated by the different idols made throughout the city and I simply had to get one 🙂 He is my favorite <3
P.P.S: Do not look at the moon today ;)’