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Bhakthi ~ Bhukthi : On Vinayaka Chavithi

Bhagavan Vinayaka at My Friend’s Home (Goa, India)

Ganesh Chaturthi Neivedyam
Bhukthi ( Neivedyam)
(Festival Meal at My Friend’s Home, Goa, India)
(Modak, Pakoda with Green Chillies and Capsicum, Unprocessed Goan Rice, with Varan (Plain Toor Daal simmered with Salt, Hing, and Cumin), Mooga-gaathi (Sprouted and Peeled Moong Cooked in a Thin Coconut Gravy), Pumpkin Sabji, Papad, Pickle, Salt and A Glass of Buttermilk)

Vinayaka Chavithi Subhakankshalu to Family and Friends!

Posted by Indira©Copyrighted in Veena Parrikar (Saturday September 15, 2007 at 9:21 am- permalink)
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  1. Wish you the same Indira, have a wonderful day…

    Comment by Rohini — September 15, 2007 @ 10:55 am

  2. Wishing you and your family too a happy Ganesha Chaturthi!

    Comment by sumitha — September 15, 2007 @ 11:19 am

  3. hi
    wishing you and family …
    The ganapati idol is sooo good….

    Comment by mahek — September 15, 2007 @ 12:16 pm

  4. Happy Ganesh Chaturthi! I remember a T-shirt in India that captioned a pic of Ganapathi with :”50% Human 50% Elephant 100% cute”. The pic reminded me of that.

    Comment by Janani — September 15, 2007 @ 3:05 pm

  5. Hi,

    Your site has wealth of knowledge! am a new comer and a fairly new blogger w.r.t cooking. Anyways Happy Vinayaga Chturthi to you too 🙂

    Comment by Dhivi — September 15, 2007 @ 3:25 pm

  6. Thnk u Indira n wsh u the same

    Comment by Ranjitha — September 15, 2007 @ 3:36 pm

  7. From Maharashtra, greetings for Ganesh Chaturthi! As the prayer goes, may Ganesh remove all obstacles and ensure an auspicious beginning for all your endeavours. Thanks for sharing your feast with us 🙂

    Comment by Uma — September 15, 2007 @ 3:57 pm

  8. Hey Indira, wish you too a very Happy Vinayak Chaturthi!

    Comment by musical — September 15, 2007 @ 4:08 pm

  9. Happy Vinayaka Chavithi, Indira garu! Ganesh idol is looking devine.

    Comment by Vijaya — September 15, 2007 @ 7:23 pm

  10. Happy Ganesh Chaturthi, and thank you, Indira, for sharing with us, and for all your good thoughts and wishes. May the same and even more be so for you and yours!

    Comment by neroli — September 15, 2007 @ 8:00 pm

  11. Hi Indira,

    Happy vinayaka chavithi to you and your family. Did u put akshathulu on head after finishing katha Indira….I did and I saw moon too….

    Your Ganesh Idol is so good looking…Where did u buy? In my area I couldn’t get the small Idol. Here they are selling very big ones.

    Have a nice festival day.

    Comment by laxmi — September 15, 2007 @ 9:11 pm

  12. Hi Indira Garu,

    Vinayaka Chavithi Shubhakaankshalu.

    We dint have Vinayaka Idol, i managed with turmeric. Yesterday i prepared Bhakshalu and your tasty delicious bhakshala chaaru.

    In Adoni my mother prepares chaaru same way except onion.

    Thanks & Best Regards,


    Comment by Vijaya — September 15, 2007 @ 9:38 pm

  13. Indira Garu,

    Vinayaka Chavithi subhakanshalu, goan rice ante enti andi? any special benefits ?

    Comment by Sreelu — September 15, 2007 @ 10:25 pm

  14. Aritiaakulo annam chaala tastygaa untundhi kadhu…

    Comment by priya Dilip — September 15, 2007 @ 11:12 pm

  15. dear indira and vijay,

    wishing you joy and peace on the occasion of vinayaka chathurti.

    Comment by bee and jai — September 16, 2007 @ 12:05 am

  16. Vinaya Chavithi Subhakankshalu, for you and your family!

    Comment by Cinnamon — September 16, 2007 @ 5:12 am


    Comment by Cynthia — September 16, 2007 @ 8:43 am

  18. happy vinayaka chavithi…

    food plate looks yummy

    Comment by spandana tummuri — September 16, 2007 @ 10:02 am

  19. Wow, the food is laid out so nicely on the banana leaf. Very tempting indeed.

    Comment by Timepass — September 17, 2007 @ 4:56 am

  20. What a beautiful idol!

    Comment by TBC — September 17, 2007 @ 8:20 am

  21. Indira, Vinayaka Vigraham chala baundi!

    Comment by Nina — September 17, 2007 @ 10:54 am

  22. Hope you had a good festival Indira! Love your vinayukudu! he looks so colorful!

    Comment by Latha — September 17, 2007 @ 3:45 pm

  23. Thank you for the warm wishes and I hope you all had wonderful celebration on festival day. May Vinayaka bless you with many fortunes.

    The credit for the beautiful pictures of Vinayaka and the Neivedyam belongs to my friend Veena Parrikar. Thanks Veena for generously sharing the festival day with us.

    Comment by Indira — September 17, 2007 @ 8:44 pm

  24. Hey Indira,

    Very nice post and luv ur blog…:D

    I happen to change my template today.. and since then I am not able to access FBD…:(
    Could you plz check on that? I really miss FBD… thanks :))

    Comment by Siri — September 17, 2007 @ 9:28 pm

  25. Oh.. just now happen to see ur update on FBD.. thanks anyways.:)

    Comment by Siri — September 17, 2007 @ 9:29 pm

  26. Even if we do not celebrate that Festival in France iam always happy to read you and learn….
    you have a wonderful blog..
    ganesh lookdd great on that photo !
    Garance (From Provence ,South of FRance)

    Comment by garance — September 18, 2007 @ 11:41 pm

  27. Hello Indira,

    Loved and appreciated the Bhakti- Bhukti (and hence Mukti!) aspect of your wonderful website

    FYI this Saturday is Srinivasa Tirunakshatram. (Lord Balaji’s birthday). Just wanted to let you and your loyal readers know………. Disregard if you already knew it! It also happens to be Ekadashi so you need not rack your brains for a suitable prasadam!

    Happy Srinivasa Jayanti to all! God Bless You!


    Comment by Usha — September 19, 2007 @ 12:41 pm

  28. The ganesh murti is beautiful…and so expressive! looks like God is present in the live!

    Comment by Mansi — September 19, 2007 @ 2:30 pm

  29. Hello Indira,
    Wishing you Vinayak’s blessings. The picture of the murti above is unusual because it shows both of Ganapati’s feet on the ground. The usual symbol of his divinity is one foot off the ground and the other touching the ground. The latter because he is truly in touch with his human worshippers.

    Comment by Devalina — September 20, 2007 @ 6:36 am

  30. Hi Indira!
    I just added a link to your blog from mine, hope that is okay 🙂
    You have a beautiful blog!

    Comment by Shweta — September 23, 2007 @ 9:54 am

  31. Hi Indira garu,

    Is there a way that you could post the Modak recipe from Veena. That looks like steamed dumpling!


    Comment by Swarna — September 24, 2007 @ 1:17 pm

  32. Hi Indira garu,

    I had added a link to your website on my blog! Hope that’s OK!


    Comment by Vatsa — September 25, 2007 @ 2:48 pm

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