Ganeshotsav Special

Ganeshotsav is one of the major festivals celebrated in India, especially in Maharashtra. A ten-day festival, it starts on the fourth day of Hindu luni-solar calendar month Bhadrapada, which typically falls in the months of August or September. This year the festival will be celebrated from 13th September to 23rd September.  The festival is marked with the installation of Ganesha clay idols privately in homes or publicly on elaborate pandals. The festival is celbrated by chanting mantras, reading Hindu texts and reciting prayers. (Source: Wikipedia)

Lord Ganesha loved sweets – Modak and Laddoo being His favorite. Thus, many versions of these sweets are made and offered to the Elephant God. Although, Olya Naralache Modak remains my favorite, I have tried making Bappa’s favorite sweet using different fillings. Sharing with you three different recipes here:

  1. Pakatle Modak (Modak covered in Sugar Syrup)
  2. Sukya Khobryache Modak (Dry Coconut Modak)
  3. Gulkand Modak

I had shared some of Ganesha’s prasad offering recipes last year too. You can check them by clicking the links below:

  1.  Khirapat
  2. Panchkhadya
  3. Gul-Khobra Ladoo
  4. Dry Fruit Ladoo/Modak
  5. Olya Naralache Modak