Ganesh Jayanti known as Magha shukla chaturthi a Hindu festival ,this occasion celebrates the birth day of Ganesha, the lord of wisdom.
The top 5 mouth - watering sweets offered & served to Lord Ganesha as prasad, naivedya or bhog are as follows which are favorite of our Bappa too :)
1. Ukadiche Or Steamed Modak
Ukadiche modak is a sweet dumpling very much popular in Maharashtra and south India. The filling is made of fresh coconut & jaggery, the cover is made of Rice flour.This sweet is loved by Ganeshji. Modak has a special importance in the worship ceremony pooja which concludes with offering of 21 modaks to the deity.
2. Puran Poli
Puran poli is another very popular Maharashtrian recipe especially made during this festival. Puran is the sweet filling and the outer covering is called poli. According to Indian traditions, sweets are must to be added in the menu of the birthday celebrations.
Patholi is the Queen of Konkani cuisine. Patholis are steamed rice rolls which are stuffed with mouthwatering fillings like coconut and jaggery & are made in some households on Ganpati. Patholis are steamed in turmeric leaves which capture its aroma .
4. Motichoor laddoo
It is one of the favorite dishes of Lord Ganesha & has a lot of importance during the aarti. Motichur Laddos are ball-shaped sweets made with tiny tiny boondi & ghee. They are most popular traditional Indian sweet dish.
Karanji also known as Gujiya or Ghugra is a traditional sweet dish, deep fried & made up of dough, flour & bread that include grated coconut & sugar. It is one of the popular dishes which are made at the time of other Hindu festivals too.
!! ॐ गं गणपतये नमः !!