Monday, September 9, 2013

Ganesh Chaturthi 2013 Recipes | Vinayagar Chaturthi Recipes

Ganesha Chaturthi is the Hindu festival. It is believed that Lord Ganesh bestows his presence on earth for all his devotees during this festival. It is the day when Ganesha was born. Ganesha is widely worshipped as the god of wisdom, prosperity and good fortune and traditionally invoked at the beginning of any new venture or at the start of travel. The festival, also known as Vinayaka Chaturthi is observed in the Hindu calendar month of Bhaadrapada, starting on the shukla chaturthi (fourth day of the waxing moon period). The date usually falls between 19 August and 20 September. The festival lasts for 10 days, ending on Anant Chaturdashi (fourteenth day of the waxing moon period) celebrated on the birthday (rebirth) of Lord Ganesha, the son of Shiva and Parvati.

Traditional ganesh hindu stories tell that Lord Ganesha was created by goddess Parvathi, consort of Lord Shiva. Parvati created Ganesha out of sandalwood paste that she used for her bath and breathed life into the figure. She then set him to stand guard at her door while she bathed. Lord Shiva returned and, as Ganesha didn't know him, he didn't allow him to enter. Lord Shiva became enraged and asked his follower ghosts to teach the child some manners. Ganesha was very powerful, being born of parvati, the embodiment of shakti (or power). He defeated the ghost-followers (called "Ghana"s) and declared nobody was allowed to enter while his mother was bathing. The sage of heavens, Narada, along with the Saptarshi (the seven wise rishis) sensed a growing turmoil and went to appease the boy with no results. Angered, the king of Gods, Indra attacked the boy with his entire heavenly army but even they didn't stand a chance. By then, this issue had become a matter of pride for Parvathi and Shiva.

After the devas were defeated, the trinity, the controller, preserver and destroyer of the universe launched an attack against Ganesha. Amidst the fighting, Shiva severed the head of the child. And brought on Parvathi's rage. Seeing her son dead, Parvathi revealed her true self, as the Adi-shakti, the prime energy that fuels the universe and sustains matter. Taking on a terrible form, she vowed to destroy the universe where her son was killed and re-create a better one. The Gods prostrated before her and Shiva promised that her son will live again. The trinity hunted the world for a head and came across a mother elephant crying for her dead baby. They consoled the mother and fixed the head of the baby elephant in place of Ganesha's head. Lord Shiva also declared that from this day, the boy would be called as "Ganesha" (Gana-Isha : lord of the Ganas). In this way, Lord Ganesha came to be depicted as the elephant-headed God. Source

This year 2013, Ganesh Chaturthi falls on September 9. Here is the Collection of Ganesh Chaturthi recipes from dailyswadsugandh -

Sabudana Sago Delight
Sabudana(Sago) Delight
Gulab Jamun for Vrat
Gulab Jamun for Vrat
Yogurt and Sago Fritters (Sabudana Pakode)
Yogurt and Sago fritters / Sabudana Pakode
Almond Fritters / Badam Pakora
Almond Fritters (Badam Pakora)
Handi Chana / Chickpeas in pot
Handi Chana / Chickpeas in pot
Quick Milk Peda / Fudge (using less butter)
Quick Milk Peda / Fudge (using less butter)
Potato-Tomato Poori
Potato-Tomato Poori
Paneer Coconut KatliPaneer Coconut KatliSukha Kala Chana / Black Chickpeas stir fry
Sukha Kala Chana / Black Chickpeas stir fry

I will be posting more recipes for Ganesh Chaturthi very soon and I will update this page as I post them so please keep visiting for more Ganesh Chaturthi recipes.


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