03 Sep Ganesh Chaturthi and Sattvic Diet
Ganesh Chaturthi and Sattvik Diet
Ganesh Chaturthi is one of the most popular and celebrated festivals in India. As per Hindu lore, Lord Ganesh is deliberated upon as “Vigana Harta” (remover of obstacles) and “Buddhi Pradaayaka” (benevolent God who grants intelligence). Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated on Shukla Chaturthi of Bhadra (falls between August and September). The birthday of elephant-headed Lord Ganesh is the symbol of peace, abundance, wisdom and good fortune.
Indeed good fortune begets those who have good health. One gets to feast upon mouth-watering treats that not only please the senses but fill the tummy as well.
Let us celebrate this Ganesh Chaturthi with Sattvic diet and recipes that take care of our health and hearth. A sattvic yogic diet is easy to digest and boosts the immune system.
Some sattvik yogic tips to devour lovely sattvik offerings to almighty
—Use whole grains, organic foods and fruits
—Chew well. The mouth has salivary glands that secrete saliva with digestive enzymes that helps to digest food. Also, this helps to keep a check on the calorie count.
—Eat only when you are hungry. Do not overeat. If you like something eat but in small portions.
—If you like dancing during the festival, ensure that you take your meals three hours before.
—Hydrate yourself throughout the day with liquids like buttermilk, lemon water, fruit juices etc. At least ten to twelve glasses of fluids throughout the day depending on individual capacity.
—Include nuts, seeds like cumin and fennel seeds to improve digestion given traditionally at the end of the meals as a mouth freshener.
—Daily disciplined routine is crucial. Get up early. On empty stomach drink luke-warm water (two to three glasses as per individual capacity)
—Keep the noise pollution in your home and locality in check so that you do not disturb others.
Let us welcome Ganpati to our home with Divine Pink Modakas-Sattvik Recipe
- 1 and 1/4 cups desiccated coconut
- 1/2 cup condensed milk
- 1/2 tsp beetroot juice
- 9 pistachios
- A pinch cardamom powder
- 1/4 tsp rose edible essence
To a pan – add desiccated coconut; add condensed milk along with beetroot juice.
Mix well and cook on low flame. Keep mixing till well blended. The flame should be low only, or ingredients will burn.
Once it comes together, add ghee and keep cooking until it comes together.
Cook for a minute then switch off the flame. Once warm enough to handle, knead it.
Grease the modaka mold with ghee, close it. Flatten the bottom and gently open. The modakas are ready. Repeat to finish, set aside.
Crush pistachios roughly and sprinkle on top. Serve these delicious divinely fragrant Pink Modakas
Try this DIY (do-it-yourself) quick and easy recipe. Also share your Sattvik recipes as well. We will feature one recipe in our monthly e-newsletter. Leave your comments and let us know.
Ganesh Chaturthi wishes from The Yoga Institute family!