Prasad Ideas for Ganapati: Recipes from Across India

Prasad Ideas for Ganapati: Recipes from Across India

Across the country, the ten day long, Ganpati festival is usually celebrated with prayers, processions and prasad. Though the current pandemic necessitates us refraining from large gatherings, there are no restrictions on having a grand culinary celebration at home!

Like any festival, food forms a big part of Ganesh Chaturthi traditions. Various sweet and savoury dishes are offered to please Lord Ganesha. These are known as prasad. After the offerings are made, they are served amongst devotees, and are considered a sort of blessing. Here we’ve put together some recipes from across the country for you to try.

Traditional Janmashtami Offerings from all over India

Traditional Janmashtami Offerings from all over India

Janmashtami is a grand festival that marks the birthday of Lord Krishna. It is celebrated with much fervour across the country. Homes are beautifully decorated, and the priests sing devotional songs and there is revelry and celebrations throughout the night. Just like most festivals in India, sweets and savouries are one of the highlights of Janmashthami. All across the country, people prepare the Lord Krishna’s favourite traditional food items and offer it as Prasad, as a token of their love, gratitude, and devotion.
Making Traditional Ganapati Treats Healthier

Making Traditional Ganapati Treats Healthier

Bonny Shah 24 July 2020 This article is authored by Bonny Shah. Bonny is a Registered Dietitian and a Certified Diabetes Educator. Ev...
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