Friday, September 10, 2010

Ganapathi Bappa Morya - Vinayaka Chavithi Subhakahsalu

Ganapathi Bappa Morya - Vinayaka Chavithi Subhakahsalu

Wishing all my family , friends and readers a very happy Vinakaya Chavithi. May there always be peace , love and happiness in your lives.
Ganesh puja is my favorite festival growing up it was such a big deal at home, I remember the activities and chaos at home on puja day. I grew up in a joint family so it was an amazing time to see the whole family grand parents, parents, uncles, aunts and cousins all sitting around and performing puja. Though I admit it was more about activity and fun then religious for me now when I have my own kids at home I am trying to continue this tradition at home too.
I love Ganesh statues and I have quite a few collection in all sorts of metals and forms. Few of my faves below.

I am not even sure how old this five faced Ganesh ji is , this is from my grandparents home and is made of panchloham (five metals).
A dear friend of mine present this last year when I went to India and absolutely love it.
I wake up saluting this five faced Ganesha everyday, he is my superhero who protects me from obstacles everyday :) And of course this bookish Ganesha had to be the cutest, made out of all organic colors and natural, picked this up at a tribal exhibition in India, Love it.

Though preparations at home will be modest still its a special event and I try to make it exiting for everyone involved at home.

Wanted to share a website which has plethora of recipes and step by step instructions for all the festive dishes for Ganesh puja, do check out Dhivya's chef in you and have a wonderful puja.

Modaks Ganesha's favorite food


Patricia Torres said...

Happy Ganesh Chaturthi to you and your family too.... i'm off to check the link.. The modaks looks gorgeous!1

Love your collection.

Purnima@a creative project said...

Happy Ganesh Chaturthi to you too!! Yummy picture of modaks..missing making them this time!

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

Love the book reading Ganesha:-) Very cute!

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