Ganesh chaturthi recipes | Recipes and dishes for ganesh festival | Karnataka recipes for vinayaka chowthi

Ganesh Chaturthi or Vinayaka chowthi (chavthi) is the Hindu festival which celebrates the birthday of Lord Ganesha. He is the younger son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. Chaturthi means "fourth day". Celebrations are traditionally held on the fourth day of the first fortnight (Shukla Chaturthi) in the month of Bhaadrapada in the Hindu calendar. Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated throughout India. It is also celebrated in places outside India which have a fair share of the Hindu diaspora.

The ganesha festival is celebrated by families at home, by people at their places of work and in public. The public celebration involves installing (prathishtapane) clay statues of Ganesha in public pandals. At home, a small sized statue is installed and worshipped with family and friends. At the end of the festival, the idols are immersed in the water (Visarjane) like sea or river or lake or pond or a well.

It is believed that Lord Ganesha is fond of various delicacies like kadubu, modaka, ladoo (unde), chakli (chakkuli), panchakajjaya, usli etc., Below you can find some of the recipes, which are prepared in different parts of Karnataka to celebrate Ganesh chaturthi. We will keep updating this recipe list. Wish you all a very happy Ganesh Chaturthi.