Ganesh Chaturthi 2017: Popular naivedya to offer to Lord Ganesha this festival
Ganesh Chaturthi 2017 is the 10-day long festival, which will fall on August 25 this year; and will go on till September 5. The festival is widely celebrated in Maharashtra and Karnataka.
Here are some of the popular naivedya offered to Lord Ganesha during these days are:
People offer him a bhog of modak on the first day of Ganesh Chaturthi. It is believed that Lord Ganesha is fond of modak. He is also called as Modakpriya.
It is said that Lord Ganesha is fond of Motichoor ladoos and hence the same are served to him during Ganesh Chaturthi. Motichoor ladoos are prepared from gram flour are tiny droplets of flour that are fried, later immersed in thick sugar syrup and finally shaped liked ladoos.
Puran Poli is prepared by Mahashtrians on every auspicious occasion. Puran Poli is a flat bread made of maida stuffed with sweet lentils and jaggery.
No bhog or Prasad is complete with this favourite festive treat. Kheer is made by boiling rice, broken wheat, tapioca, or vermicelli with milk and sugar; it is flavoured with cardamom, raisins, saffron, cashews, pistachios or almonds.
Medu Vada is a traditional South Indian delicacy commonly prepared in almost every South Indian household. On the pious occasion of Ganesha Chaturthi, devotees offer the delicious vada to their God as a part of the bhog.
Shrikhand is an Indian sweet dish made of strained yogurt. It is one of the main desserts in Gujarati Cuisine & Maharashtrian cuisine. Some people give their own twist to the traditional Shrikhand by adding some dry fruits and flavouring like mango, melons and berries.