The 10 days festival of Lord Ganesha has started and the love for sweet delicacies by Lord Ganesha makes the festival more delightful. This is why devotees prepare several sweet delicacies in these 10-days to seek Bappa’s blessings. On the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi, let’s offer Lord Ganesha his favourite sweet foods and make him happy.
Here are some of the sweet delicacies that are bappa’s favourite. Let’s take a look at them –
Needless to say, Modaks are Lord Ganesha’s favourite food. He is also known as ‘Modapriya’, due to his immense love for Modaks and it was believed that it was his favourite food. In fact, it is believed that offering 21 Modaks as a bhog can satiate Lord Ganesha and Lord Shiva at the same time. Devotees prepare several kinds of modaks and offer them as parshad. Traditionally, modak is steamed rice flour dumplings stuffed with coconut and jaggery mixture. But nowdays, we get to see many other varieties too including, chocolate modak, rose modak, dragon fruit modak and many more.
As per the Hindu mythology, satiating Bappa’s hunger was difficult, so the devotees offered him some of his favourite foods to satiate his hunger and make him happy. Lord Ganesha lovess ladoos!! In the ancient books of mythology, his love for motichoor ladoos are also mentioned. Every picture of lord Ganesha is incomplete without the ladoo in his hand.
PUFFED RICE LADOO
Puffed rice ladoo are usually offered as a bhog to Lord Ganesha. Ganesha’s love for good food was so much that when kubera invited him for a meal, he wasn’t happy with the food and wanted to eat more. Then, Lord Shiva suggested them to offer Puffed rice ladoo woth complete devotion. It is believed that right after having those ladoos his hunger was satiated. People nowadays offer different varieties of ladoos to lord gannu.
Kheer is considered as the quintessential part of every Indian festival. Kheer is believed to be Lord Ganesha’s most loved food. On the good amd auspicious occasions, different varieties of kheer are made. Kheer recipes made with milk such as Basundi, Pala Thalikalu, Pala Undrallu are offered on the occasion of Vinayak Chaturthi.
Bananas are used to make garlands to offer to Lord Ganesha.Lord Ganesha loves bananas and according to the Bengali traditions he is married to Kola Bou (Banana tree). This is the reason why Ganesha Puja is incomplete without bananas.
Ganesh Chaturthi has begun and it’s time to treat Bappa with some of his most loved delicacies. So go and offer these foods to Lord Ganesha.