Ganesh Chaturthi, is a widely celebrated by Hindus all across the globe.
Devotees bring home beautifully sculpted and painted Ganesha idols today. Sweet shops have lined their counters with delicious variety of modaks, barfis and ladoos.
Here’s some of the popularly prepared sweets on Ganesh Chaturthi.
This one comes as no surprise. The delicious modak are considered to be one of Ganpati’s most favourite sweets. He is also called Modakpriya in the scriptures owing to his great love for modak. Hence on the first day of Ganesh Chaturthi, devotees tend to offer him a bhog of modak. The varities include: steamed modak, dry fruit modak, chocolate modak, fried modak and the likes.
Another festive treat devotees love preparing for every auspicious occasion is Puran Poli. Along with modak, and Coconut Laddoo, Puran Poli tops the list of favourite bhog offered to Lord Ganesha on Ganesha Chaturthi. Puran Poli is a flat bread made of maida stuffed with sweet lentils and jaggery.
Alongside Modak, Lord Ganesha is also believed to be very fond of ladoos. Motichoor Ladoo is one of the most common form of ladoos offered to the Lord in his bhog. Other melt-in mouth ladoos that are popular are Coconut Ladoo, Til ke Ladoo, Motichoor Ladoo, Atta Ladoo etc.
Shrikhand is an Indian sweet dish made of strained yogurt, and is popular across Maharashtra and Gujarat. It is topped with chunky nuts and raisins. This Ganesh Chaturthi, please your beloved Lord Ganesha with this all-time favourite festive treat.
Banana Sheera is an easy to make sweet treat, which is one of the common offerings to Lord Ganesha. Made of mashed bananas, semolina and sugar, the sheera is similar to the melt in mouth Sooji ka Halwa.
Happy Ganesh Chaturthi!