Friday, September 14, 2007

Happy Vinayagar Chaturthi

Wishing all hindu bloggers a Happy Vinayagar Chaturthi! May all the obstacles be removed by our dear Ganapathy.
*~* Om Gam Ganapathiye Namaha *~*
He will very much enjoy tonnes and tonnes of his 'mothagams' from all over the world tomorrow. I love eating them too, how about u guys? Share some of your experiences on how you celebrate this auspicious day. That will be interesting.

10 comments:

Lion said...

Tx for your wishes..

We will wish all the people in the earth, who's gonna celebrate this festival."Vinayaka Chaturthi-2007"

I use to celebrate this with my parent's quite long back(few year's).. But not now days.. !! As people like us who stay away from home country didn't get chance to enjoy !! Apart from getting-up late from bed!! and later in the evening go to Ananada Bhavan to taste some sweets.. !!

By the way what u meant by "Mothagam's" I really can't understand what's is this meaning ?
In Chennai we use to make
"kollu-katti" dish which is very famous for Vinayagar..

Shalini Gowrisankar said...

Thanks so much!Wish you the same...
I ve jus' got up and got ready for the day, will start doing kozhukattai/modhagam in about half hour... Will go to the temple in the morning or evening .. apart from all that decorate Vinayakar with his new unmbrella and a garland made of a flower(the name of which im not sure) .. Then all day long eat the modhagams made :).. Have fun :)

whAt A LiFe said...

The mothaga is a sweet, round cake made of rice flour, kadala paruppu, coconut and sakarai and offered in Ganesha worship, The mothaga is looked upon as the sweetest of all things sweet: as Siddhi, the gladdening fulfillment or joy hidden within everything.

But I do understand some call it kolkatai. Even in Ganapathy mantram it is mentioned as mothaga:- " Mushiga Vagana Mothaga Hasta"

So mothagam is what we call here in M'sia n S'pore.

As long as it is tasty n goes to the tummy, that should be fine.

P.S. I like Anandha Bhavan sweets and Channa Batura at Serangoon Road in S'pore. I never fail to go there once in every month.

whAt A LiFe said...

Cool.

I will be going to the temple in the evening and get blessings from my favourite Pilliyar.

All preparations are done for the prayers at home except for the mothagam. My mum will be doing it later in the afternoon. So after the prayers at home, I will proceed to the temple. It gonna be real crowded, my friend is doing the anna-dhanam. So I will just help out.

Enjoy your mothagams.......

Lion said...

Thx for the detailed explaination about.. "Mothagam"

hope u guys by now enjoying.. yummy yummy mothagams... hehehe.

praveen said...

Hi...As ww are bachelors and we can't find even a small photo of Vinayak in our home...But we have a Perumal photo...So managed to celebrate Vinayak chaturti with perumal and mothagams... :D

whAt A LiFe said...

@ Mr Roar

Oh yes, i definitely enjoyed the mothagams. It was perfectly done by my mum. Hehee

@ Praveen

Good for you! At least you did celebrate the day. So being a bachelor, did u make the mothagams or practically bought them from a shop?

Lols

praveen said...

We bought rice flour from the shop and cooked mothagams and Sundal at our home.... :D

Lion said...

Me never celebarted apart from.. going to office.. to spend some time theree.

whAt A LiFe said...

@ Praveen

Cool.... I love to eat chickpeas too. It goes very well with a combination of puli satham and ponggol.

@ Mr Roar

You're such a workaholic...