Ganesh Chaturthi is almost here. But this year due to the pandemic Ganesh Festival will be celebrated in a different way !! So let’s plan the most awaited celebration together. This blog post will discuss from history to Ganesh Chaturthi prasad special recipes to virtual event planning.
The arrival of “ Bappa “ :
Ganesh Chaturthi or Vinayaka Chaturthi is an Indian Hindu 10 day-long festival to celebrate the arrival of Lord Ganesh to earth from Kailash Mountain with his mother Goddess (Devi) Parvati. It begins on the 4th day (Chaturthi) of the Bhadrapada month of the Hindu calendar.
Lord Ganesha (Ganpati) is known to be the God of New Beginnings and Remover of Obstacles (Vighnaharta). He is also God of Wisdom, Prosperity, and Intelligence as per Hindu mythology. Ganeshotsav or Ganesh Chaturthi festival is celebrated all over India (particularly in Maharashtra) at home and in public by local community groups with equal devotion.
How we used to celebrate the Ganesh Festival :
After spending few years in Pune, this is one of my most awaited festivals when I gear up for celebrations, puja (aarti), decorating home, and most favorite preparing traditional sweets and dishes at home. I love to take part in the celebrations organized in our society. I go to take part in morning and evening Arti with my family, which brings positive vibes in home and surroundings. I recall how my little kiddo participated in the cultural program held in our society pandal during this festival. It helps to gain power and develop a strong bond of faith with the Lord.
Favorite Dishes of Lord Ganesha :
The most favorite dish we offer to Lord Ganesha during this festival is Modak. Modak is a steamed or fried small dumpling made from rice or wheat flour stuffed with grated coconut, jaggery, dried fruits, and other condiments? Another favorite sweet dish of Lord Ganesha is Churma ladoo. Click here for the churma ladoo recipe.
Apart from these, there are so many other recipes that we can offer as a Ganesh Chaturthi Prasad. Here the list of Traditional Indian Sweet Dishes with Recipe Link :
- Besan Ladoo
- Aate ka halwa
- Sugarfree dates and nuts ladoo
- Roasted almonds chocolate clusters
- Suji sheera
- Dudhi halwa
- Rajgira sheera
- Fada Lapsi
- Ragi Sukhdi
- Bajra Ladoo
- Gajar ka Halwa
- Mixed Fruit Shrikhand
- Rice Kheer
You can also make some eggless cakes and cookies :
- Whole wheat nankhatai
- Eggless chocolate cookies
- Eggless Whole wheat coconut muffins
- Eggless Rava cake
- Eggless oatmeal and raisin cookies
- Pineapple upside-down cake
Some savory dishes you can prepare for Ganesh Chaturthi Prasad:
Apart from these, there are so many dishes that can be prepared for Ganesh Chaturthi Prasad . Below are few famous traditional dishes :
- Puran Poli
- Motichur Ladoo
- Boondi Ladoo
- Rava Ladoo
- Chocolate Modak
- Mava Modak
- Coconut Modak
Enjoy the festival and try my above Ganesh Chaturthi recipes, share it with your friends & family, and let me know how you celebrated this festival this year in the comments section. Make sure you follow me on YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest to catch my latest recipes and new updates.
How to celebrate Ganesha Chaturthi Virtually ??
Yes, Virtually !! Every year we all used to celebrate with our friends, family, and society members in person. Every day, in Ganesha pandal, we have every day different events for kids and elders like Rangoli competition, fancy dress competition, dance competition, Singing competition, Recreational games, Tambola, Treasure hunts, Drawing competition, etc.
What can we do this year ?? Here are some ideas :
- Make a WhatsApp, Facebook, or telegram group with your loved one.
- Plan a Ganesha Pandal decoration competition.
- Play Tambola online.
- Plan virtual fancy dress competition, drawing competition, Ganesha Shloka recitation competition, etc.
- Plan a cooking competition with a predefined set of ingredients.
- Same way plan rangoli competition, toran making competition.
Atharwashirsh Pathan event organized by Dagdusheth GaneshUtsav 2020 on 2nd day of Ganesha Utsav ( Rishi Panchami ) –http://www.dagdushethganpati.com/rishipanchami-registration-english-2020/
Siddhivinayak Temple virtual darshan: http://www.siddhivinayak.org/virtual_darshan.asp
Here is the list of some aarti / vandana / aarti :
Ganesha Aarti: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yuex2EnsGiY
Sukh aarti: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dl-9SxjyUf0
Gujarati Stuti: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4WMpmvuAJRg
Deva Shree Ganesha song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RCCYorPLJmQ
Gajanana song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJF8t-BWVRM
I pray to Lord Ganesha to shower Blessings, Prosperity, Good Fortune, Wisdom, and New Beginnings to every one.
Happy Ganesh Chaturthi!!!
Ganapati Bapa Moriya…Mangal Murti Morya…!!!