Sep 15, 2015

Vinayagar Chathurthi Festival Recipes

Ganesh Chaturthi Celebration:

               In Tamil Nadu ,it is known as Vinayakar chaturthi or Pillayar chaturthi and the festival falls on the fourth day after new moon in the month of Aavani.Usually this festival is celebrated for 11 days.The first day is Vinayagar Chaturthi and the last day is Anant Chaturashi.Ganesh Chathurthi is an important festival of Maharashtra.During these days, vinayakar idols made of clay(kaliman pillayar) are worshipped in all homes.Vinayakar is decorated with garlands and Arukampul(Bermuda grass).In many places idols are made of coconuts and other organic products.The idols are worshipped for ten days in pandals and are immersed in nearby river,lake or sea the following sunday during Anant Chaturashi(eleventh day) .This year (2017), Vinayagar Chaturthi is celebrated On Aug 25th and Anant Chaturashi On September 5.
The Main offerings during the Vinayagar Chathurthi festival is the Modagam(Modak), Ladoo, Panakam(jaggery, black pepper and cardamom flavoured drink),etc., These offerings are called Naivedyam in Telugu.Traditionally plate containing the Modak filled with 21 pieces of the sweet.

Ganesh Chathurthi Recipes :

 Modhagam-Channa Dal Stuffing

 Modhagam Coconut stuffinghttp

 Sweet pidi kozhukattai

 paal kozhukattai

 Dry fruits and nuts ladoo

 nei appam/ghee appam

 Rava ladoo/semolina ladoo

 Ellu urundai/seesame ladoo

 aval-verkadalai ladoo

 Kondakadalai Sundal

 Sakkarai Pongal

 Sweet Somas

 Poha ladoo

 aval payasam

 Semiya Payasam

 arisi thengai payasam

 sago payasam/javvarisi payasam

 rose payasam / rose sago payasam

 Parupu vadai

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