Ganesh Chaturthi 2021: Date, Puja Timing, Bhog Prasad- Here is all you need to know
Ganesh Chaturthi, which is celebrated for a period of 10 days, starts on the fourth day of the Hindu lunisolar calendar month Bhadrapada. It will begin on September 10 this year and conclude on September 21, as per a Report by ANI. As the festival is just around the corner, surely amidst the enthusiasm and excitement to bring Lord Ganesha home, you haven't forgotten about the most important thing-- bhog prasad!
We all know that Lord Ganesha is fond of delectable sweets, and to please him devotees prepare a variety of lip-smacking delicacies. The dishes prepared during this 10-day long extravaganza vary from one region to another. Here are some of the bhog recipes to offer the benevolent God along with Puja timing and other details.
Ganesh Chaturthi will be celebrated on Friday, September 10 and Ganesha Visarjan will be on Sunday, September 19, 2021. According to Drikpanchang, Madhyahna Ganesha Puja Muhurat will be between 11:03 AM to 01:32 PM on Friday. Chaturthi Tithi will begin at 12:18 AM on September 10 while it will end at 09:57 PM on the same day. (Image source: Pixabay)
There is a reason why lord Ganapati is also caked as 'Modakpriya'. According to the Hindu belief, Modak- a sweet dumpling dish prepared from flour, jaggery, and coconut is one of the favourite dishes of Lord Ganesha. Devotees prepare a variety of modaks including chocolate, kesar, kaju, motichoor, and khoya modak, to offer the elephant-headed God as bhog. (Image source: ANI)
We all know how much Bappa loves laddoo as we always see him holding one in his hand! Motichoor laddoo is prepared mainly with gram flour, sugar, and spices. The batter made with gram flour is first fried to make tiny balls or 'boondi' and mixed with sugar syrup, nuts, or seeds and later shaped into balls. (Image source: ANI)