Throughout our country, Ganesh Chathurthi is celebrated with much pomp and splendour, because Ganesha is a favourite God for most people. Not only that, mythological stories reiterate that he is propitiated as the ‘first God’ in any temple and during any puja. There have also been many lateral studies of how Ganapati – his behaviour, appearance and characteristics – teach us many lessons on how to be, and how to manage our lives.
Lord Ganesh is like a universal God, worshipped by Hindus all over India. Every community has its key presiding deity; however, Ganesha is included in everybody’s prayers. So, there is not a day when he is not welcomed into our minds and homes. Indeed, such a special God needs special offerings – and what better choice can there be than his favourite modak! North, South, East or West, Ganesh Chathurthi is never complete without modak – a delicacy of rice flour shells packed with a jaggery and coconut mixture. These succulent, melt-in-the-mouth dumplings are so tasty that your family will want to keep having more and more of them! Modak is a versatile dish, and you can prepare it in various shapes and forms. In South India, for example, modak is prepared in steamed and deep-fried forms, with sweet and savoury fillings.
Of course, the mithai selection does not have to end with modak, and you can extend it as per your likes, to include other delightful sweets and savouries too, to offer to Lord Ganesh, and then enjoy with the family. In this mailer, we offer you a selection of such special mithai including modak that you can consider making on Ganesh Chathurthi day. For more options, check out our website.