Ganesh Chaturthi 2023: Bhog Items

Modak is considered to be Lord Ganesha’s favourite sweet. It’s a type of dumpling made from rice or wheat flour, filled with a mixture of grated coconut, jaggery, and dry fruits.

1. Modak

Kheer, a rice pudding cooked in milk with sugar and flavored with cardamom and saffron, is also a popular offering to Lord Ganesha.

2. Kheer or Payasam

Puran poli is a sweet flatbread made with a filling of chana dal (split chickpea) and jaggery. It’s a traditional dish offered during festivals.

3. Puran Poli

These are round sweets made from grated coconut, sugar, and sometimes condensed milk.

4. Coconut Ladoo

Besan ladoos are made from roasted gram flour, sugar, ghee, and sometimes nuts.

5. Besan Ladoo

Various rice dishes like pulao, lemon rice, or tamarind rice can also be offered. These are usually prepared with mild flavors.

6. Rice Dishes

Fresh fruits like bananas, apples, pomegranates, and grapes are often included in the bhog as a symbol of nature’s bounty.

7. Fruits

A mixture of dry fruits like almonds, cashews, and raisins can be offered as a nutritious option.

8. Dry Fruits

 Along with sweets, some savory snacks like chivda (flattened rice mix), poha (flattened rice), or murmura (puffed rice) can be included in the bhog.

9. Savory Snacks

This is a traditional sweet drink made with jaggery, water, cardamom, and sometimes lemon juice.

10. Panakam

Ganesh Chaturthi 2023 Puja Mantra