Mumbai,Sep 15: The 11-day Ganesh Chaturthi festivities culminated in a grand colourful immersion procession, marked by pomp and gaiety in the city on Thursday afternoon.
Ganesha Chaturthi, is the Hindu festival celebrated in honour of the elephant-headed god, Ganesha. This is a very important day, celebrated to pray to the god so that every new work that is started is successfully completed without any hindrance.He is known as the God of knowledge.
Celebrations Across India
In Mumbai’s satellite city, Pune, a clutch of pandals and temples celebrate the festival, the most famous being the Dagdu Sheth temple. Ganpatiphule’s Swayambhu temple is another excellent place for Ganesha darshan.
Ganesh Chaturthi is a pretty wonderful time for epicureans. It’s modakseason, Ganpati’s favourite sweet dumpling that has graced the plates of Maharashtrians for centuries. Popularly known as ukdiche modak, these rice flour dumplings are traditionally stuffed with coconut and jaggery and eaten warm with pure ghee.
“Apart from modak, nivagrya are typically made on Ganpati day. Nivagrya are little savoury, steamed dumplings made from leftover “ukad” (rice flour dough) that was made for the modak casing.