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6 Most Popular Sweets to Offer Lord Ganesha

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It is that time of the year when nobody can resist giving their best in the welcome of the Lord Ganesha. They wait the whole year for Lord Ganesha's arrival. They worship him for ten days and then bid farewell to him with a heavy heart. People celebrate the festival of Ganesh Chaturthi with joy & happiness and prepare a variety of sweets for these ten days to offer it to Lord Ganesha. The most common sweets and desserts offered to Lord Ganesha are Modak, Peda, Laddoos, and Sheera. Unlike every year, there are some other popular sweets to offer to the Lord Ganesha this year. 

This is a delicious, yet healthy sweet. Comprising dry fruits, this is a popular sweet to offer to Lord Ganesha during the 10-day long festival. People prepare these laddoos as they provide warmth to the body. Dry Fruit Laddoo is a common sweet during all the festivals and people offer these laddoos for the Bhog. The best part is that there is no specific recipe for these laddoos and one can prepare them using ghee, sugar, wheat flour, and any dry fruits that they have. Sometimes, people use jaggery (Gud) instead of sugar for a change of flavour.

Dry Fruit Ladoos are very flavourful. With rich taste, these laddoos provide much energy to the body. These are the perfect sweets regarding health. Undoubtedly, they satisfy the taste buds of the people. The delicacy is very nutritious as the dry fruits provide iron, calcium, phosphorus, and Vitamin B1 to the body. 

  • Panchratna Gajak 

Panchratna Gajak is a winter sweet and is popular amongst the North Indians. This is another sweet loved by people and offered to the Lord Ganesha during the festival of Ganesh Chaturthi. One can easily guess that the beautiful mixture of Panchratna Gajak comprises 5 ingredients. They help to maintain health perfectly while serving the purpose of a sweet. Basically, made from sesame seeds (or til) and Jaggery (or Gud), this sweet is healthy to eat. 

The sweet is good for digestion. It boosts skin health and your energy levels to keep you healthy & fresh during the ten-day festival. The sweet is rich in fibre. It offers the best taste and a range of flavours to your taste buds. Panchratna Gajak is a power-packed sweet treat. It is crunchy and tasty, offering flavours in every bite. With various benefits and delicious flavour, this is the perfect sweet to offer to God. 

  • Angoori Petha 

This is a famous North Indian sweet, particularly in Agra. It is a popular sweet made from ash gourd (or raakh laukee) and sugar syrup. People offer this exceptional sweet topped with strands of saffron to Lord Ganesha. The soft, chewy, candy-like sweet is an equally favourite of adults as well as children. The dessert made from white pumpkin or white melon is of cylindrical or rectangular shape. There is a growing demand for this Indian sweet. 

The dish is a famous variation of Agra ka Petha. The flavourful taste makes angoori petha a delicious treat for all. Infused with sugar syrup, it is a sweet delight for all. Originating from Agra, you can sense the sweetness of Angoori Petha with a look at the list of the ingredients. Unlike other sweets, it is simple to cook and offers great taste. To put it simply, it is a sweetened cube of ash gourd dipped in syrup. 

  • Gulab Jamun 

A traditional Indian dessert, this is the favourite of most people. Small balls made of milk-solids and fried in ghee; the dessert tastes lovely when drenched in a sugary syrup of rose water flavour. This sweet dish is common during festivities like Ganesh Chaturthi and people offer the dessert to God for Bhog. The dish derives its name from Persian words that refer to rose water scented syrup. 

Made from dried evaporated milk solids (or Khoya, Mava) or from milk powder, no dessert matches the taste of these flavourful balls. Gulab Jamun is spongy, sweet, and juicy while easily melting in the mouth upon consumption. There are variations of Gulab Jamun made from a mix of Chhena and Khoya. 

  • Rasgulla 

The minute you think of soft, white, sweet balls; Rasgulla will come to your mind. It is a spongy, syrupy dessert made from cottage cheese (or Chhena). Most of the people offer Rasgulla to the Lord Ganesha during the Ganesh Chaturthi festival. The mouth-watering dish stays good in the refrigerator for a few days, and hence, popularly served to Lord Ganesha. Drenched in chilled sugar syrup, it is perfect for Ganesh Chaturthi because of this reason for the dessert to last for a few days. 

Famous in Bengal, the sweet is of two types. One being non-spongy, and the other type is spongy. Made from curdled milk or coagulated milk solids, the dish tastes better with cardamom powder or rose water. 

  • Soan Papdi 

A popular Indian dessert, Soan Papdi has a flaky and crisp texture. The other names for the dish are San Papri, Patisa, and Shon Papdi. People commonly offer a cube-shaped dish to Lord Ganesha. Traditionally sold loose with the rolled paper cone, it is now available in the market as tightly formed cubes. The dish has many variations nowadays with increasing popularity. The flavours include mango and chocolate too. Undeniably, it is a popular sweet for offering to the Lord Ganesha during the ten-day festival. 

It is a delicious and simple dessert. Soan Papdi is a perfect combination of fluffy and crunchy flakes. Made from besan, flour, ghee, and sugar; it is also available in the form of Soan cakes. One can easily prepare the dish at home. 

Conclusion 

These are the most famous Indian sweets offered to Ganesha during Ganesh Chaturthi. They are simple to cook and delicious in taste. Rich in taste and varying flavours, the sweets satisfy the taste buds while being a favourite of people from all age groups. Prepare these desserts at your home and offer them fresh to God.


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