We just finished our pooja and kids are running around. While I thought I would quickly wish and share our this year's pictures.
This year our twins joined us for getting the Ganesh Idol home. They were so amazed by the crowd and the many Ganesh Idols on display. They had learnt Ganesh prayer and knew couple of rituals done for Ganesh's birthday. When they saw the umbrella for the idol, they also wanted one for each.
Finally after the shopping we came back and started the pooja preparation, which I went on with my neivedhyam preparation.
We need to make the regular dishes for this pooja, so only new one I got around making was the Coconut Poli.
Last year was an elaborate three day affair, while this year we decided to do the pooja for a day.
Our Neivedhyam for Ganesh were
Nugul untallu ~Sesame Laddoo
Ellu Purana Kozhukattai
Vankai Uurulagadda Kura
Other Ganesh Chaturthi Recipes
Please check out our previous years celebrations:
Vinayaka Chaturthi Pooja 2007
Vinayaka Chaturthi Pooja 2008
Vinayaka Chaturthi Pooja 2009
Vinayaka Chaturthi Pooja 2010
Vinayaka Chaturthi Pooja 2011
Enjoy your festival day!