Special Ganesh Chaturthi festival recipe
Greetings on the auspicious occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi!
Pune city comes alive especially during these 10 days to celebrate the visit of Lord Ganesh starting from Ganesh Chaturthi where an idol of the Lord is consecrated, up until Anant Chaturdashi when He leaves for His heavenly abode. This special festival is celebrated with great religious fervor - prayers, a special feast, song, dance, meeting and greeting. This is the time of the year when Pune has maximum tourists from across the world.
Celebrations for Ganesh Chaturthi this time are mostly on a smaller scale and also happening online across the world.
Lord Ganesh is worshipped as Vighna-harta (remover of obstacles), Sukha-karta (doer of good) and Dukha-harta (the one who eliminates sorrow). From among the pantheon of Hindu gods, He is the first God to be invoked before starting a new task, business venture, marriage, stepping into a new home, or any other auspicious occasion.
The modak is Lord Ganesh's favorite food. Modaks are made and offered to Lord Ganesh on the auspicious day of Ganesh Chaturthi. Traditionally, modaks are stuffed dumplings, made with rice flour, coconut and jaggery. Apron Strings Celebrity Chef Sheetal Rane shows you how to make this delicious dish of steamed modaks.
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