GG News Bureau
Gaya, 22nd Sept. Devotees prepared and offered a 51-kilogram Modak to Lord Ganpati in the Powerganj area of Gaya, Bihar, as part of the ongoing Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations.
In the pictures, the Modak could be seen covered in a variety of dry fruits such as almonds, pistachios, cashews, and raisins.
Modak, a festive dumpling in Maharashtrian cuisine, is made with rice flour dough and a sweet coconut jaggery filling.
These delectable dumplings are traditionally handmade, filled with sweetened coconut, and served to Lord Ganesh during the 9-day Ganesh Chaturthi Festival, and are believed to depict wealth and success.
Ganesh Chaturthi is a ten-day Hindu festival that begins on the fourth day of the Hindu lunisolar calendar month ‘Bhadrapada,’ which this year began on September 19. This fortunate ten-day celebration begins with ‘Chaturthi’ and concludes with ‘Anantha Chaturdashi’.
It is believed that Lord Ganesh arrives on Earth during the festival and after the 10 days of blessings he showers on his followers, he returns back to his parents Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati on ‘Kailash Parvat’.
The festival is also referred to as ‘Vinayak Chaturthi’ or ‘Vinayaka Chavithi’.
The celebration celebrates Ganesh as the “God of New Beginnings,” the “Remover of Obstacles,” and the “God of Wisdom and Intelligence.”