Ganesha Festival is celebrated during the August/September time of the year. Usually, we perform a vrata and prepare some traditional Ganesha festival recipes such as payasam, saaru, and kadubu.
For the vrata, this link provides the mantras+directions in audio format: http://www.kannadaaudio.com/Songs/Devotional/SriVarasiddhiVinayakaVrata/Track1.rm.
We suggest downloading the VideoLAN VLC player to play this file.
The menu of items that are traditionally prepared is the following:
- Thatte Idli (plate idli)
- Two palyas (curries). EX: Carrot palya, Badanekaayi palya (Eggplant curry), potato, etc.
- 2 kosambari’s: Hesaru bele (moong dal) and kadale bele (channa dal) kosambari
- Saaru (rasam)
- Kalasida anna (mixed rice, e.g. vangibaath)
For naivedyam for Ganesha, the following items are needed:
- Soaked whole channa
- Karagadabu or kolukattai or Avi Kadabu
- Chakli (murukku)
For Modaka mold, you can buy this particular one.
If you happened to look at the Chandra/Moon (Chandra Darshana) for remedy, please recite this shloka,
ಸಿಂಹ: ಪ್ರಸೇನಮವಧೀತ್ ಸಿಂಹೋ ಜಾಂಬವತಾ ಹತ: |
ಸುಕುಮಾರಕ ಮಾರೋದಿ: ತವಹ್ಯೇಷ ಸ್ಯಮಂತಕ: ||
SIMHA PRASENA-MAVADHEETH SIMHO JAAMBA VATHH HATHAHA
SUKUMAARAKA MAARODHI THAVA HYESHA SYAMANTHAKAHA