Mumbai is all decked-up to welcome it’s favourite lord Ganesha this Ganesh Chaturthi. From bedazzling pendals to yummy modaks, the stage is set to bring home and pamper Bappa for the next eleven days. Come Thursday and every nook and corner of the city will be echoing the sounds of ‘Ganpati Bappa Morya!.’ Even Baby H couldn’t miss the special preparations, thanks to our society’s pendal, lighting and all. Every morning while leaving for her school she counts days remaining for Ganpati’s arrival and I can’t wait to take her pendal hopping!
I am a Delhiite but this post is not about stuff I love about my city. In fact, it is about one of the few facets of Mumbai (my current home) that I really adore. Ganesh Chaturthi is not celebrated in such a magnanimous way in Delhi. My first memories of the festival date back to my childhood, when our Maharashtrian neighbours would invite us for the aarti every year. The chants of ‘Jai dev jai dev’ would fill the air and we would eagerly wait for the prasad, which comprised of modaks and coconut and sugar mixture.
Read the recipe after the jump…
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