The elephant headed god or Ganesha - fondly called Bappa signifies new beginnings, removal of obstacles and good fortune.
Ganesha is the most well known and loved deity who is the son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati.
In India, every auspicious occasion begins by worshiping Lord Ganesha first. Worshipping Lord Ganesha doesn't restrict to auspicious occasions only but also when a new commodity has been purchased or to begin an event - Lord Ganesha is worshipped for good luck.
Ganesh Chaturthi is a 10 day long festival that celebrates the birth of Lord Ganesha. This festival is celebrated all over India with immense amount of spirituality, love and enthusiasm.
The festivities begin by bringing home a Ganpati idol and installing it inside a pandal which is beautifully decorated with flowers, trinkets and as creative as one can get. Further, the pandit along with the family members conduct a puja everyday in order to worship the Lord. As Prasad, sweets especially Modak which happens to be Lord Ganesha 's favorite is prepared at home or purchased from market is distributed among everyone. The idol is then ( after the completion of one and a half days, five days, seven days and ten days) submerged in water. This is also known as 'Visarjan'.
To make this Ganesh Chaturthi memorable the team at Tassyam brings to you a variety of nuts and seeds which can be used to make sweets at home.
Let's have a look at a recipe which you can try this Ganesha Chaturthi.
1) Ukadi che Modak.
1) One cup rice flour.
2) One to one and a half glass of water.
3) Half a teaspoon of clarified butter.
4) A pinch of salt.
1) one cup grated Tassyam Coconut Chews.
2) one cup powdered Tassyam Jaggery .
3) Tassyam 's nuts ( almonds, raisins, cashews, walnuts, pumpkin seeds and sesame seeds)
4) Tassyam 's green cardamom ( 5-6 pods crushed)
1) In a pan, addd clarified butter, grated coconut and jaggery powder.
2) Cook on low flame by stirring it.
You will slowly notice the jaggery melt .
3) Add the crushed cardamom and assorted nuts and seeds.
Mix until the mixture dries.
4) Remove it in a bowl and let it cool.
5) Now, in a double boiler, add the rice flour and water slowly. Mix it together till the mixture doesn't bind together.
6) Remove the mixture on a plate and knead it to get a nice soft dough. The dough while kneading will be hot so wet your palm with little water that's at room temperature.
7) Add a pinch of salt and knead until the dough is soft.
8 ) Now, make a round ball and flatten the dough on a modak mould. Fill your mixture in the hollow and complete the modak.
9) Steam the modaks for 10-12 minutes.
10) Serve the modak as a bhog to Lord Ganesha and then as a prasad to everyone.
At Tassyam we believe in celebrating healthier lifestyle. If you are healthy we are happy. To ensure your health is at its best we bring to you a range of teas, cereals, nuts and seeds along with spices which is a nutritious alternative to unhealthy options. This Ganesh Chaturthi mark the beginning of a healthy lifestyle and crush the obstacle of unhealthy living by switching to Tassyam.
Ganpati Bappa Morya!!