Lord Ganesha is also called as “Modakpriya” for his immense love for the sweet – Modak. There are many interesting stories behind Lord Ganesha’s favourite sweet modak. This story comes from mythology unlike the story of Gulab Jamun which is from Mughal era
According to a mythological story ,once the Devas visited Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati .They gave them a modak as a gift. It was a special modak with magical powers ,as whosoever consumes that modak would become knowledgeable in all scriptures, science, art and writing.Both of their sons -Lord Ganesha and Lord Kartik wanted it .So Goddess Parvati gave them a challenge to prove the true meaning of sincerity and devotion and the one who wins will get the Modak.
They both agreed – Lord Kartik immediately mounted his Vahana, or vehicle, and started visiting all the spiritual places ,whereas Lord Ganesha took three rounds of his parents, Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati showing it to be the ultimate devotion. Goddess Parvati was impressed by Lord Ganesha’s devotion towards his parents .She then gave the Modak to Lord Ganesha.
This story is believed to be the reason for Lord Ganesha’s love for Modak.To seek His blessings, people offer different types of modak as prasadam to Vinayaka during Ganesh Chaturthi .Ganesh Chaturthi celebration starts with prayers,hymns and welcoming Ganpati with loud cheers of “Ganpati bappa morya”. The pious period will start from 22nd Aug
The traditional ,authentic and most popular modak is Ukadiche Modak made by people of Maharashtra.It is a dumpling ,made from rice flour or wheat flour with a sweet jaggery and coconut filling.There are fried versions too in which the dumplings are deep fried .
There are a lot of different variants of modak are seen in market now- barfi modak, mava modak, kesar modak,sooji modak, moong dal modak,chana dal modak chocolate modak,paan modak,mango modak and cranberry modak .
Nowadays,modak bouquets are also available too which can be perfect for gifting, when you visit relatives or friends for Ganesh aarti.
Chiccee prepares Modaks with the authentic recipe with rice flour, fresh coconut and jaggery. The pieces are made with mild sugar level and the flavours are pleasing to the tongue that one can’t stop at only one. You can try these for FREE if you like – on account of Ganeshotsav – Click here for registering
Ganesh chaturthi is around the corner and it’s the time to impress Lord Ganesha with delicious varieties of modak .Order fast for authentic modak and get good discounts too.