Wednesday, December 19, 2012



This Pattice is very yummy..& very easy to make .Mostly I make this on Christmas Day.all kids love pattice.We can make Pattice with different stuffings as with Mutton Kheema,or Vegetables,or
Greeen peas.This a most favourite dish at my home.

1.Chicken Kheema- 250gms.
2.Onion-1..Finely chopped.
3.Grated Ginger paste-1tsp.
4.Grated Garlic paste-2tsp
5.Oil-2tabsp for making stuffing,& to shallow fry
6.Pepper Powder-1/4tsp.
7.Red chilli powder-1/4tsp.
8.Garam Masala powder-1/4tsp.
9.Salt-asper taste.
11.Bread slices-3
12.Green Chillies-Finely chopped-2
13.Tomato Ketchup-1tabsp.
14.Dhania Leaves.


For Stuffing...wash chicken kheema.In a pan take 2tabsp oil ,add 1 finely chopped onion.,1tsp grated ginger,1tsp grated garlic,2-3 finely chopped green chillies,fry till onion get soft,then add chicken kheema,Add less than1/4 tsp pepper powder.1/4 tsp red chilli powder,1/4tsp garam masala,or any other available masala,salt,.stir it nicely..cook till chicken gets cooked..then add 1tab sp.tomato ketchup..cook till kheema gets completely dry..then add dhania leaves..keep aside..

FOR OUTER COVERING..Boil 4-5 potatoes.peel & mash them,add 4 bread slices dipped in water & squeezed fully,add 2 finely chopped green chillies,1tsp grated garlic,salt,some dhania leaves.mix together &&make dough..take 1 big round ball of it on a palm..& flatten it & keep stuffing on it ..cover it it & make round shape .. .. then roll it in corn flour ..& shallow fry it from both sides till brown.. & serve it with tomato ketchup or any other sauce.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012



Red Pumpkin puris are sweet puris.these puris are also called Gharge in Maharashtra.these puris can be preserved for 3-4 very good while travelling..even they are good for kid's tiffin box..


1.Red Pumpkin pieces-1 cup

2.Jaggery (Gud)-little less than 1/2 cup or as per taste.

3.Wheat Flour-as needed to make puri dough.

4.Salt-as per taste.

5.Oil-1tabsp for dough and more to deep fry.

6.Water-3-4 tabsp to cook Red Pumpkin.


1.Remove skin of Red Pumpkin pieces and boil it with salt till soft.

2.after cooling add Jaggery in it.mix it well till it get dissoved.

3.Add some oil in it then add wheat flour and knead it .make a dough.

4. Make small balls and roll it in puris.

5. Deep fry these puris..

6.These puris can be preserved for 3-4 days.

Monday, October 22, 2012

MY LUNCH THALI...Buttermilk with Garlic Tadka, Cauliflower-Dal Ambat, Palak Raita, Long String Beans Talasani, Red Pumpkin Phodi.....& Rice

Red Pumpkin Phodis Recipe.....

Make thin slices of it with skin..then apply salt,hing,haldi,&red chilli powder to it..mix properly.then add
some rice powder&fine rava in it.cover all pieces properly.then deep fry it till crispy on low flame..serve hot 

Long String Beans Talasani Recipe...

cut Long String Beans..make tadka of oil,lots of crushed garlic,add red chilli powder ,haldi,add chopped Beans pieces in it..add salt and pinch sugar if u like. add little water to cook..keep lid and cook it..talasani is ready to serve..

CauliFlower-Dal Ambat Recipe....

Boil big10 to 15 pieces of cauliflower pieces with some salt and water. Cook1cup Toor Dal in pressure cooker till very soft. then mash it.add cauliflower pieces in it.fry less than 1/4 methi seeds in few drops of oil add 3-4 whole red bedgi chillies in it.grind together fresh 1 cup grated coconut,small piece of chich, 1/tsp haldi,and fried methi & red chillies in to a fine paste. add this ground masala in dal and cauliflower pieces mixture.add salt as per taste. , pinch sugar(optional).boil it.then make tadka of oil and add 1finely chopped onion.fry till brown and add in curry.Ambat is ready to serve.

Butter milk with Garlic Tadka Recipe.....

Take Butter milk in  a pot.add .add salt as per taste.add some sugar.add pinch haldi in it.heat it just for 1 minute. Make tadka of ghee, and lots of garlic,add red whole chilli pieces ..and add in the butter milk...

Sunday, October 21, 2012



Sweet khadis,very quick & easy...


1.Maida-1 cup

2.Sugar-2 cups

3.Milk-1 cup

4.Ghee ( home made)-little more than 3/4 cup

5.Vanilla Essence-1 tsp. or Elaichi powder-1 tsp.

6.Red Food colour-1 drop.


1.Mix sugar & milk together.and boil it.

2.In a non stick pot add ghee and heat it..then add Maida...roast it till we get nice roasted aroma.and maida

becomes little pinkish .

3.Then add sugar-milk boiled mixture in it.and keep stirring on low flame.add essence.and add drop of red 

or any food colour..keep stirring until mixture gets little thick..and you can see some whitish colour to the 

mixture on the sides of a should not be very thick..remove the pot from the gas when you see that 

mixture is not sticky..this whole process will need just 5 to 8 minutes..

4.Then keep the pot down and keep stirring the mixture till you get nice thick dough should be ready 

to roll ..then pour this on the greased back side of a big thali. and spread on itwith the help of a plastic bag 

on your hand.. roll it with rolling pin (belan).immediately cut it in to diamond shape.(this should be done very 

fast when mixture is should not be hard.)

5.Maida khadis are ready

Wednesday, September 12, 2012



Easy to make Chocolate Walnut Fudge, loved by kids and adults too.

Recipe credit: My daughter in law, Divya Baindur


1. Marie Biscuits 150gms (1big packet)

2. Cocoa powder - 3 tabsps

3. Walnut - 100gms.

4. Milkmaid tin/Mithaimate - 395/400 gms

5. Milk (1/2 of milkmaid/mithaimate tin)


1. Crush Marie Biscuits

2. Add Cocoa powder, add powdered walnuts (coarse powder), add milkmaid, milk and mix together

3. Heat it for 3-5minutes on low flame

4. Spread it in a dish.

5. Garnish with some walnuts. Keep it in fridge & serve it.

Note: Tastes good even when served hot....

Monday, September 3, 2012

Angaraka Sankashti Ganesh Chaturthi

Angarika Ganapathi Sankashti on Sept 4th, 2012, Tuesday. So on this day let us pray & take the blessings of Lord Ganapathi !
Below is the Meaning of Ganapathi Atharvashirsha with a Video chant of Atharvashirsha !  
It is also a fact that Lord Ganesh has 32 Forms of Avatar, Also Below is a list of 32 forms of Moola Ganapathi Temples in India which came into existence and its significance as Udbhava murthi's.

Why is a Sankashti on Tuesday called Angarika Chaturthi ?

The reason for Sankashti Chaturthi being known as Angarika Chaturthi is explained by the story below. The connectivity between a Tuesday and Ganesha is explained below.

 The birth of Bhauma

Once in Kailash, Lord Shiva was immersed in great Penance (Tapasya).  While in penance, three drops of sweat fell from his fore head on the ground. The sweat drops transformed into child with red complexion as if a burning fire and with four arms.
The Mother Earth gave this kid to Sage Bhardwaja. As he was given by Earth he was named as Bhauma, “The son of Earth”.
When Bhauma was in his teens, Sage Bhradwaja preached him the “Ganesh Mantra” and also explained the way in which one should recite the same. Sage Bhardwaja advised Bhauma to go to the banks of Narmada and perform Penance or Tapasya to seek the blessings of Lord Ganesha.
Bhauma, as suggested by his father, performed great penance for Lord Ganesha, reciting the Ganesh Mantra. Lord Ganesha after few years, pleased with the penance appeared to Bhauma on the fourth day of Krishna Paksha Magh Masam of Telugu calendar, i.e on the fourth day of waning phase of the moon in the month of Magha.
Lord Ganesha, made Bhauma the head of Mangala Loka (Planet Mars). Lord Ganesha also said that Bhauma would become famous by the name of Angaraka. Lord Ganesha further added that, those who observe the Sankashti Chaturthi Vrat on a Mangalavara or Tuesday would be blessed with multi fold virtue than performing on a normal Sankashti Chaturthi.
Lord Ganesha also declared that a Sankashthi Chaturthi which would fall on a Mangala Vara or Tuesday would be known as Angarika Chaturthi or Angaraka Chaturthi.
Angaraki is not a vowed religious observance like others performed throughout the day and night. It is an observance composed of five prahars (one prahar is a period of about three hours), four during the day and one at night. According to the ritual, a meal should be taken at moonrise. Thus that meal becomes a part of the ritual and is not partaken of to end the fast.
On the day of Angaraki Ganesh frequencies reach the earth in greater quantities. The Ganesh frequencies from Mangal too reach the earth. Consequently most of the frequencies coming from the moon are destroyed. Hence the benefit obtained by performing ‘Angarika Vinayaki’ and ‘Angarika Sankashti’ is equivalent to a series of vinayaki’s and sankashti’s performed in a year.

Importance of Angarika Sankashta Hara Ganesh Chaturthi :-

Satvik (sattva predominant) Ganesh Darshan


Note - The idol is of white color because in Kaliyug
Lord Ganesh is of Dhumravarna means of white color.
The founder of Sanatan Sanstha, H.H. Dr Jayant Balaji Athavale has commented as 'Art not for the sake of Art, but for God Realisation'. Sanatan's seeker of the Sculpture section Shri Gurudas Khandeparkar through his tireless efforts for two years has made a satvic idol of Ganesh. In order that maximum Ganesh principle be attracted in this idol, it has been made after the study of ancient science of idol making and subtle vibrations. As the design of the idol here is after the study of subtle vibrations, means from which part,organ,ornament or carving of the idol will Ganesh principle emanate, the idol has become very much filled with satva principle. The Ganesh devotee will get the real benefit of spiritual practice after worship of such an idol.
  • Thousands of seekers have experienced actual Lord Ganesh sitting in place of the idol.
  • There is 28.3 % Ganesh principle in this idol and this idol has crossed the amazing limit of operation at the level of divine consciousness in the Kaliyug. (In Kaliyug, maximum of 30% Ganesh principle can be present in an idol. There is a maximum of 2% Ganesh principle in the good looking idols available in the market. - Editor)
  • Sanatan Sanstha has made arrangments for taking visit of idol and get spiritual experience after circumbulation in all the districts of Maharashtra.This opportunity has been availed of in large proportion and as of date lakhs of Ganesh devotees have circumbulated and got spiritual experiences.
  • Many have got spiritual experiences of very high order after circumbulation and have given in writing.
This Ganesh idol is available at some districts of Maharashtra and Goa. Ganesh devotees can make use of this opportunity. 
Some spiritual experiences about idols sculpted by other idol makers in accordance with the sattvik picture of Lord Ganesh created by Sanatan Sanstha

A. 'We make several idols of Lord Ganesh every year. One year I accepted to make an idol as per the picture of Lord Ganesh published by Sanatan Sanstha as an opportunity to master a new skill. I perceived something significantly different when making this idol. I felt as if I were making an ancient Ganesh idol. When making this idol and after doing it, several people looked at this idol as a unique one.' - Mr. Vilas Manjrekar, Majgaon, Taluka Savantvadi, Sindhudurg district, Maharashtra
B. Impressed by the idol, a Catholic clicked its photograph for his personal collection after paying obeisance to the idol.

Significance (implied meaning) of various parts of the idol

1. Entire idol: Omkar, the unmanifest (nirgun) principle.
2. Trunk: It is a popular belief that an idol with the tip of the trunk pointing towards the right and left are called right-sided and left-sided idols respectively; however this is not the case. One should not decide whether the idol is right-sided or left-sided depending upon which side the trunk is directed. It should be decided depending on the direction in which the initial curve of the trunk points. If the initial curve of the trunk in a Ganesh idol points towards the right and the tip of the trunk points towards the left yet the idol should be considered a rightsided idol. The reason for this is that, the initial curve of the trunk pointing towards the right indicates that the right (that is Sun) channel (nadi) of Ganapati is active.
2.1 Right-sided trunk: An idol of Ganapati with the trunk curved towards the right is called dakshinmurti or dakshinabhimukhi murti (the idol facing the south). Dakshin means the southern direction or the right side. The southern direction leads to the region of Lord Yama (Yamalok), the deity of death while the right side belongs to the Surya nadi (Sun channel). One who is able to face the direction of the region of Yama is powerful.
2.2 Left-sided trunk: An idol of Ganapati with the trunk curved towards the left is called Vamamukhi. Vam means the northern direction or the left side. The Chandra nadi (Moon channel) is situated to the left. It bestows tranquility. Besides, since the northern direction is spiritually favourable and bestows Bliss (Anand), mostly the Vamamukhi Ganapati is worshipped. It is worshipped ritualistically in the usual manner.
3. Modak (a sweet delicacy)
3.1 'Moda' means Bliss (Anand) and 'ka' means a small part. So, modak is a small part of Bliss. A modak is shaped like a coconut, that is it is like the cavity 'kha' in the Brahmarandhra. When the kundalini (spiritual energy) reaches the 'kha' cavity, the spiritual experience of Bliss is obtained. The modak held in the hand signifies Bliss endowing energy.
3.2 'The modak symbolises spiritual knowledge (dnyan): hence it is also called dnyanmodak. Initially it seems that spiritual knowledge is little (the tip of the modak represents this); but as one starts studying Spirituality, one realises its vastness (the base of the modak symbolises this.) A modak is sweet in taste. The Bliss acquired through spiritual knowledge too is like that.'
4. Goad (ankush) : Destroyer of the energies which are harmful to the mission of acquisition of spiritual knowledge and Bliss.
5. Noose (pash): Worldly bondage. The noose wielded by Ganapati signifies that He will tie the noose around negative entities and take them away.
6. Serpent wound around the waist: The universal kundalini (spiritual energy)
7. Hood of the serpent: Activated (jagrut) spiritual energy
8. Rat: The rat which represents the raja component is within the control of Ganapati.
( Source - )
Pl take the blessing of Lord Ganesh by looking at the eyes for
a few seconds & also can start chanting Ganapathi Atharvashirsha..
Video of Ganapathi Atharvashirsha  
 Atharvashirsha title
Shri Ganapati Atharvashirsha was written by Atharva Rishi who had Ganpati Darshan. It is customary to invoke the name of Lord Ganesha before beginning anything. This page gives the meaning of Shri Ganpati Atharvashirsha. To download the audio of Ganapati Atharvashirsha(3394 KB) click here for the mp3 format. I acquired this meaning from somewhere on the internet.
Om Namste Ganpataye
Tvameva Pratyaksham Tatvamasi
Tvamev Kevalam Kartasi
Tvamev Kevalam Dhartasi
Tvamev Kevlam Hartasi
Tvamev Sarvam Khalvidam Bramhasi
Tvam Sakshadatmasi Nityam || 1 ||
O Lord Ganesha
I Pay my deep homage to you, the Lord of the Deva-Gana
You are the first facet of the Bramha-Tatva to arise
You have alone created this Entire universe
You alone can maintain this universe
You are indeed the all conquering supreme Lord
Indeed you are the "ATMA" || 1 ||
Rritam Vachmi
Satyam Vachmi || 2 ||
Speak noble fact
Speak complete Truth || 2 ||

Ava tvam Mam
Ava Vaktaram
Ava Shrotaram
Ava Dataram
Ava Dhataram
Avanuchanamv Shishyam
Ava Paschatat
Ava Purastat
Avo Uttaratat
Ava Dakshinatat
Ava chordhvatat
Ava Dharatat
Sarvatomam Pahi Pahi Samantat || 3 ||
Protect me
Protect the one who Describes you
Protect all who hear about your characteristics
Protect me & the disciples who are under Tutelage
Protect me from the obstacles (which arise during Rituals)
From the east (Similarly)
Protect me from the West,
From the North
From the South
Protect me from above & below
Protect me from all directions || 3 ||

Tvam Vangmayastvam Chinmaya
Tvam Anandmayastvam Bramhamaya
Tvam Sachitananda Dvitiyosi
Tvam Pratyaksham Bramhasi
Tvam Jnanmayo Vijnanamayo Asi || 4 ||
You are the constituent of speech
You are Joy & Immortal Consciousness
You are Truth, Mind & Bliss... one without a second
You are none other than divinity
You are Knowledge of Gross & Subtle types || 4 ||

Sarvam Jagadidam Tatvo Jayate
Sarvam Jagadidam Tvat Sti Shastati
Sarvam Jagadidam Tvay Layamesyati
Sarvam Jagadidam Tvayi Pratyeti
Tvam Bhumi Rapo Nalo Nilo Nabha
Tvam Chatvarim Vak Padaini || 5 ||
All the Universes manifest due to you
All the Universes are sustained by you
All the Universes get destroyed in you
All the Universes finally get merged in you
You alone are Earth. Water, Fire, Air & Either
You are the 4 types of speech & the root source of sound || 5 ||

Tvam Guna Traya Atitaha
Tvam Deha Treya Atitaha
Tvam Kala Treya Atitaha
Tvam Avastreya Atitaha
Tvam Muladhar Stiti Yosi Nityam
Tvam Shakti Treya Atmakaha
Tvam Yogino Dhayayanti Nityam
Tvam Bramhastvan, Vishnustvam, Rudrastvam, Indrastvam Agnistvam, Vayustvam, Suryastvam, Chndramastvam, Bramha Bhur Bhuva Svorom || 6 || 
You are beyond the 3 'GUNAS', (Satva; Pure, Rajas: Activating & Tamas: Dull)
You are beyond the 3 Bodies; (Gross, Subtle & Casual)
You are beyond Past, Present & Future (3 State of Time)
You are beyond 3 states of being; (Awake, dream & Deep Sleep)
You always Reside in the "MULADHARA" Chakra
You are the trinity of Power; (Creative Maintaining & Destructive Powers)
Sages always Meditate on you
You are the creator. Sustainer, Destroyer, The Lord of 3 worlds, Fire, Air, Sun, Moon, You are all inclusive & all Pervading || 6 ||

Ganadim Purvamuccharaya Varnadim Tada Nantaram
Anusvara Paratarah
Ardhendu Lasitam
Taren Hridam
Etatva Manu Svarupam
Gakarah Purva Rupam
Akaro Madhyam Rupam
Anu Svaraschantya Rupam
Bindu Ruta Rupam
Nadah Sandhanam
Sagm Hitaa Sandihi
Sesha Ganeshvidhya
Ganal Rishi; Nichrud Gayatri chandah
Ganpatir devata
Om 'GUNG' Ganpataye Namah || 7 ||
After Describing the Characteristics & Cosmic Attributes Of Lord Ganesha, Atharvan Rishi Gives us the Sacred "GANESH VIDYA" i.e. the Mantra which Reveals the Sacred Form of Lord Ganesh. The Letter "GA" is to be enunciated, following by "NA" This one word Mantra is then Potentiated with the "PRANAVA" "OM". This is Sacred Mantra. (In order to make it Simpler, Atharvan Rishi Present the above easier FASHION, Remember that Knowledge was transmitted orally in those days.)
"GA" is the first part, "Na" is the middle & end "UM" formed by the bindu is conjoined with the foregoing & all of them form the Sacred word. This Mantra if pronounced properly, has the power of revaling The Divine Lord Ganesh, The sage who receives the Mantra is Ganaka & the Metre is "NICHRAT GAYATRI" The Diety is Ganapati. Om 'GANG' Ganapati My salutation to you || 7 ||
Saying Thus, The Devotees should bow to the Lord.

Ek Dantaya Vid Mahe vakra Tundaya Dhimahi
Tanno danti Prachodayat || 8 ||
Mediate on the single Tusked Lord, with bent Trunk
May He Grant Knowledge & Inspire me || 8 ||

Ek Dantam Chatur Hastam Pashmam Kusha Dharinam
Radamch Vardam Hastair Bhi Bhranum Mushaka Dhvajam
Raktam Lambodaram Shoorpakarnkam Rakta Vasasamam
Raktam Gandhanu Liptangam Rakta Pushpaihi saupujitam
Bhaktanu Kampinam Devam Jagat Karnam Achutam
Avir Bhutam Cha Shrasta Yadao, Prakruthe Purushat Param
Evam Dhayayati Yo Nityam, Sa Yogi Yoginam Varah || 9 ||
The "SAGUNA" Form of Lord Ganesha is presented in the above Shloka I salute the Lord with 1 tusk (Right side) Who has 4 hands;
Upper Right carrying binding rope; Upper left hoalding goad; lower left carrying Broken tusk & the lower right blesses us, the mouse on his banner is also his vehicle.
He is blood red in colour; Pot-Bellied; He has elephant ears & wears red clothes
He is smeared with red sandalwood & decorated with red flowers
He is eternally blessings his devotees & was existing before Cosmos
He is beyond "PRAKRITI" & "PURUSHA" & is ever creating universes
One who meditates on him constantly, is a Supreme Yogi || 9 ||
(This is the Ganesh "Gayatri", Which is Self Sufficient)

Namo Vrat Pataye, Namo Ganapataye
Namo Pramatha patye, Namste Stu Lambodaraya Ekdantaya, Vighna Nashine Shiv Sutaya, Sri Varad Murtiye Namo Namah || 10 ||
Salutations to you Lord of all Deities, Ganas & all beings
(Salutations To) The Post-Bellied one with 1 Tusk who destroys all obstacles, son if Shiva The Divine Lord who grants, Boons (We bow to you) Taking your name || 10 || 
Ganesha The God of Wisdom 32 Forms of Moola Udbhava Ganesha's Temples.
Pl Note : These 32 Forms of Moola Ganapathi is apart from the Ashtavinayaka's
Just click on the pics if the pics are not displayed)
1. Bal GanapatiBal Ganapati is "the Childlike" God of golden hue. In His hands He holds a banana, mango, sugar cane and jackfruit, all representing the earth's abundance and fertility. His trunk garners His favorite sweet, the Laddu.He is in red colored image of a four armed Ganesha
This Moola Bal Ganapati Temple is in Uchipiliyaar near Trichi in TamilNadu. Bal Ganapati will bless children who are having Balarishta dosha parihara for children.

2. Taruna GanapatiEight-armed, Taruna Ganapati, "the Youthful," holds a noose and goad, modaka, wood apple, rose apple, His broken tusk, a sprig of paddy and a sugar cane stalk. His brilliant red color reflects the blossoming of youth. Red colored image of an eight armed Ganesha.

Taruna Ganapathi Temple is in Ujjaini in Madhya Pradesh.
3. Bhakti GanapatiShining like the full moon during harvest season and garlanded with flowers, Bhakti Ganapati, dear to devotees, is indeed pleasant to look upon. He holds a banana, a mango, coconut and a bowl of sweet payasa pudding.
Bhakthi Ganapathi Temple is in Gokarna near Mangalore.
4. Vira GanapatiThe "Valiant Warrior", Vira Ganapati, assumes a commanding pose. His 16 arms bristle with weapons, symbols of mind powers: a goad, discus, bow, arrow, sword, shield, spear, mace, a battleaxe, a trident and more.
Vira Ganapati Temple is in Kedarnath.
5. Shakti Ganapati Four-armed and seated with one of His shaktis on His knee, Shakti Ganapati, "the Powerful," of orange-red hue, guards the householder. He holds a garland, noose and goad, and bestows blessings with the abhaya mudra.
Shakthi Ganapati Temple is in the temple of Ardhanareshwara in Dhanushkoti in Rameshwaram in Tamil Nadu.
6. Dvija Ganapati Four-headed Dvija Ganapati, "the Twice-born," is moon-like in color. Holding a noose, a goad, an ola leaf scripture, a staff, water vessel and a his japa beads, He reminds one and all of the urgency for disciplined striving. White colored image of four faced Ganesha with 4 arms.

Dvija Ganapati Temple is in Badrinarayan temple in Badrinath.
7. Siddhi GanapatiGolden-yellow Siddhi Ganapati, "the Accomplished," is the epitome of achievement and self-mastery. He sits comfortably holding a bouquet of flowers, an axe, mango, sugar cane and, in His trunk, a tasty sesame sweet.Click Image for view large size image.
Siddhi Ganapati is in Kudumudi in Tamilnadu.
8. Ucchhishta GanapatiUcchhishta Ganapati is "Lord of Blessed Offerings" and guardian of culture. Of blue complexion and six-armed, He sits with His Shakti, holding a vina, pomegranate, blue lotus flower, japa mala and a sprig of fresh paddy.
This Temple is in Thiruchanapalli around 20 Kms from Thanjavur Dist in Tamil Nadu.
9. Vighna GanapatiVighna Ganapati, "Lord of Obstacles," is of brilliant gold hue and bedecked in jewels. His eight arms hold a noose and goad, tusk and modaka, conch and discus, a bouquet of flowers, sugar cane, flower arrow and an axe.
Vigna Ganapathi is in Theur near Poona.
10. Kshipra Ganapati
Handsome, red-hued Kshipra Ganapati, "Quick-acting" giver of boons, displays His broken tusk, a noose, goad and a sprig of the kalpavriksha (wish-fulfilling) tree. In His uplifted trunk He holds a tiny pot of precious jewels.

This Temple is in Ahobala in Andhra Pradesh.
11. Heramba GanapatiFive-faced, white in color, Heramba Ganapati, "Protector of the Weak," rides a big lion. He extends the gestures of protection and blessing while holding a noose, japa beads, axe, hammer, tusk, garland, fruit and laddus. Image of ten armed Ganesha.
Hermba Ganapati is in Durga Temple near Monkey Falls about 30 Kms from Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu.
12. Lakshmi GanapatiLakshmi Ganapati, pure white colored, giver of success, sits flanked by Wisdom and Achievement. Gesturing varada mudra, He holds a green parrot, a pomegranate, sword, goad, noose, sprig of kalpavriksha and a water vessel.eight armed Ganesha with two consorts.

Lakshmi Ganapati Temple is in the Gopura of Subramanya Temple in Thirupanagundar in Tamil Nadu, This Ganapati will bless to reach our Goal/Lakshya.
13. Makara Ganapati Red colored image of Ganesha Accompanied by one of His shaktis, "the Great," Maha Ganapati, is red-complexioned and three-eyed. He holds His tusk, a pomegranate, blue lily, sugar-cane bow, discus, noose, lotus, paddy sprig, mace and a pot of gems.with a third eye, 10 arms, bearing a ratna kumbham.
Makara Ganapati Temple is in hill top in Durga Temple in Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh.
14. Vijaya Ganapati Four-armed, of red hue and riding His resourceful mushika, Vijaya Ganapati is "the Victorious" bestower of success. His insignia are the broken tusk, elephant goad, a noose and a lucious golden mango, His favorite fruit.

Vijaya Ganapati Temple is in Uttar Kanchi 
, Shankaracharya of Kanchi Mutt has installed Vijaya Ganapathi Temple, built by Stapathi from South India. This sacred temple is attracting thousands of yatris going to Badrinath and Kedarnath. The beautiful temple also has Kamakshi, Dakshinamoorthy, Mahavishnu statue on the sides. Kumbabhisehkam of Shri Vijaya Ganapathy.
15. Nritya GanapatiThe happy "Dancer," Nritya Ganapati, is four-armed and golden, with rings on His fingers, holding a tusk, goad, noose and modaka sweet. He prances under the kalpavriksha tree, epitomizing exuberant activity and joy.
Nritya Ganapati Temple is in Chidambaram is dancing with his father
Lord Shiva - Nataraja known as Mukkuli Vinayaka in Tamil Nadu.
16.Urdhva GanapatiSeated with one of His shaktis on His left knee, Urdhva Ganapati is "the Elevated" Lord of golden hue. In His six hands He holds a sprig of paddy, a lotus, the sugar cane bow, an arrow, His ivory tusk and a blue water lily.

Urdhva Ganapati is in Dwarakapuri in Uttar Pradesh.
17. Ekakshara Ganapati Ekakshara, of "Single-Syllable" (gam), is three-eyed, of red complexion and attire. Crescent moon on His crown, He sits in lotus pose upon Mushika, offers the boon-giving gesture and holds a pomegranate, noose and goad.
Ekakashara Ganapati is in Chandikeshwara Temple in Sri Vanjiyam in Tamil Nadu.
18. Varada GanapatiVarada Ganapati, "the Boon-Giver with prominent third eye of wisdom, holds a dish of honey, the noose and goad and encloses a pot of jewels in His trunk. His shakti is at His side, and the crescent moon adorns His crown.

Varada Ganapati Temple in in Kanyakumari. 
19. Tryakshara GanapatiTryakshara Ganapati, "the Lord of Three Letters" (A-U-M), is gold in color and has fly whisks in His big floppy ears. He carries the broken tusk, goad, noose and mango and is often seen grasping a sweet modaka in His trunk.
Tryakshara Ganapati Temple is in 3 places Thiruchinapally with Mariyamma & in Rameshwaram in Tamil Nadu and also in Nepal.
20. Kshipra Prasada GanapatiKshipra Prasada Ganapati, "the Quick Rewarder," presides from a kusha-grass throne. His big belly symbolizes the manifest universe. He holds a noose, goad, tusk, lotus, pomegranate and a twig of the wish-fulfilling tree.
This Temple is in Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh.
21. Haridra GanapatiHaridra Ganapati, the golden one dressed in bright yellow vestments, sits calmly on a posh, regal throne. Along with His tusk and a modaka, He wields a noose to hold devotees close and a sharp goad to spur them onward.
This Temple is in Mayaladithuraiy in Tamil Nadu.
22. Ekadanta Ganapati Ekadanta, of "Single Tusk," is distinguished by His blue color and sizeable belly. The attributes of this murti are an axe for cutting the bonds of ignorance, prayer beads for japa, a laddu sweet and the broken right tusk.

This temple is in Kanipakkam in Tamil nadu.
23. Srishti GanapatiRiding on His docile and friendly mouse, Srishti Ganapati is the lord of happy "Manifestation". This active God, of red complexion, holds His noose a goad, a perfect mango, and His tusk, representing selfless sacrifice.
Shrishti Ganapati is in Madurai Meenakshi temple & in Manasa Sorvara.
24. Uddanda GanapatiUddanda Ganapati is the bold "Enforcer of Dharma," the laws of being. His ten hands hold a pot of gems, a blue lily, sugar cane, a mace, lotus flower, sprig of paddy, a pomegranate, noose, garland and His broken tusk.
This Temple is in Nachiyar Kovil in Pericheri Dist in Tamil nadu.

25. Runa Mochana Ganapati

Runa mochana Ganapati is humanity's liberator from guilt, debts and bondage. His figure of alabaster skin is apparelled in red silks. He bears a noose and a goad, His milk-white tusk and a favorite fruit, the rose apple.
This Temple is in between Ajantha & Ellora.
26. Dhundhi Ganapati
Red-hued Dhundhi Ganapati, "the Sought After," holds a strand of rudraksha beads, His broken tusk, an axe and a small pot of precious gems thought to represent the treasury of awakenings He saves for all ardent devotees.
This Temple is in Idgunji near Sagar in Karnataka.
27. Dwimukha GanapatiDwimukha Ganapati, called Janus by the Romans, with two divergent faces, sees in all directions. His blue-green form is dressed in red silk. He wears a bejeweled crown and holds a noose, goad, His tusk and a pot of gems.
This Temple is in Thiruvane kaval near Thanjavur in Tamil Nadu.
28. Trimukha GanapatiTrimukha Ganapati, the contemplative "three-faced" Lord of red hue, sits on a golden lotus, telling His beads, holding a noose, goad and vessel of nectar. He gestures protection with a right hand and blessings with a left.

This Temple is in Gokarna in Karnataka
29. Singha GanapatiSingha Ganapati, white in color, rides a lion and displays another lion in one hand, symbolizing strength and fearlessness. He also holds a kalpavriksha sprig, the vina, a lotus blossom, flower bouquet and a pot of jewels.
This Temple is in Pudu Mudi Kshetra in Tamil Nadu.
30. Yoga Ganapati
Yoga Ganapati is absorbed in mantra japa, His knees strapped in meditative pose, hands holding a yoga staff, sugar cane stalk, a noose and prayer beads. His color is like the morning sun. Blue garments adorn His form.

This Temple is in Badrinath/Kedarnath Caves which is in a Yogic Posture.
31. Durga GanapatiDurga Ganapati, the "Invincible," waves the flag of victory over darkness. This splendid murti is of deep gold hue, dressed in red, holding a bow and arrow, noose and goad, prayer beads, broken tusk and a rose apple.

This Durga Temple is with in Kolhapur Mahalakshmi Temple in Kolhapur in Maharashtra.
32. Sankatahara Ganapati
Sankatahara Ganapati, "the Dispeller of Sorrow," is of sunlike hue, dressed in blue, and seated on a red lotus flower. He holds a bowl of pudding, a goad and a noose while gesturing the boon-granting varada mudra.
This temple is in Salem in Tamil Nadu.


Article by Nagesh kaikini-mysore

Saturday, September 1, 2012


Bangda Dodhak is a konkani fish curry..aroma of haldi leaves is great in this curry..


1.Banda Fish- 1/2 kg.
2.Grated Fresh Coconut- 3 to 4 tabsp.
3.Bedgi and Kashmiri whole red chillies- 10-12
4.Garlic- 2-3
5.Haldi- 1/2 tsp.
6.Coconut oil- 2 tabsp.
7.Haldi pan- 5-6
8.Kokum- per taste..
9.Salt- as per taste.
10.Teppal ( tirphal)- 7-8.


1.Clean and wash Bangda Fish..Apply little salt.
2. Fry whole red chillies in few drops of oil for 2 minute.
3.Grind grated coconut,fried red chillies,garlic,haldi,with some water. make fine paste.. in a final round add teppal in it ..and grind only for 1 round..add salt and mix it.
4.Mix above masala with Bangda Fish..
5.In a pan keep spread 3 haldi pan ..spread Bangda on it..add kokum pieces.spread some more teppals on it..sprinkle coconut oil on it..cover it with haldi pan.add very little water if necessary..cover it with lid..
6.Cook till Fish gets not overcook..
7. Bangda Dodhak ie ready to serve..

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

MY LUNCH THALI....Jeera-Miri Kadi, Stuffed Capsicum, Carrot Koshimbir, Fried Pathrado(Alu wadi),Onion Vadi Fry,......Phulka, & Rice......

Carrot koshimbir Recipe..

grate carrots..add finely chopped onion , finely chopped green chilli, grated coconut,salt,pinch of sugar(optional), mix together..then make tadka of ghee rai,whole red chilli, curry patta,hing..add in koshimbir.add little lime juice if you like... mix it..garnish with dhania leaves ..and serve.

Jeera-Mirya (cumminseeds n black peeper coconut kadhi..Recipe..

In 1/tsp.ghee fry 2tsp jeera,1/2tsp miri(black pepper) ,2-3garlic chopped till light brown,add 1 or 2 red whole chillies in it.. grind this with 2wati fresh grated coconut in fine paste.. then add some water in this ground masala,add some salt, 2 kokum,and boil it for 2 minutes.. switch off the gas before it starts boiling..then add tadka of ghee and 4-5 garlic in it..kadhi is ready to serve..

Stuffed Capsicum...Recipe..

cut round top piece around the stem of small 4-5capsicums.then remove seeds from it.
.in a bowl mash the 3-4 boiled potatoes,add finely chopped 1 onion,finely cut 4-5 green
chillies,finely chopped dhania,1tsp.goda masala or garam masala,salt,sugar as per taste,lemon
juice, haldi,1tsp.garlic paste.mix it well.
stuff this mixture in the capsicums.
take non stick pan then heat oil in it.
arrange capsicums in it.keep lid on the pan.
turn the sides (upside down) in between till it gets soft.
stuffed capsicums are ready to serve

Sunday, August 19, 2012



This Biscuit Pudding is very yummy.. we can make it very fast..its a superb dessert.


1.Marie biscuits-24

2.Custard Powder-2/3 tabsp.


4.Sugar -4-5tabsp.

5.1/2 tsp vanilla essence- 1/2 tsp.

6 mix dry fruits Crushed- 3tablsp.

7 kismis- 2tsp. water - 3/4th cup


10.cocoa powder.- more than 1/2 cup ..(add more cocoa powder if you want more flavour).

11.Choco required.


1.Heat 1/2 cup milk .add 4/5 tabsp.sugar.mix it well.then add custard powder boil it till custard gets desired thickness.add vanilla essence.mix it.

2.To this mix add dry fruits, kismis and keep aside.

3.In 3/4 cup hot water add 1/4 cup sugar and make sugar water, add cocoa powder in it.and mix well

4. Dip 3-4 biscuits in the cocoa mix at one time.Dip them till they get soaked. But they should not get too soaked.

5.Lay these biscuits in a serving dish..spread custard on it.. then again keep biscuits dipped in cocoa mix.

above it.

6.Make 2 layers and pour the cocoa mix on top and make design to form marble layer.

7.Spread choco sprinkles all over it..

8. Keep in the fridge for 4-5 hours and serve cold.

(Instead of Custard we can use 400gms Fresh Cream mixed with 1/2 cup powdered sugar, 1/2 tsp vanilla essence.,blended With the hand grinder till the mixture gets thick )..this variation also tastes equally good!!!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Chocolate Chip Cookies


These home made chocolate cookies are very tasty...Recipe credit to my friend Radhika Kumar..Thanks Radhika!!


1.All-purpose flour- 2 and 1/2 cups
2.Baking soda- 3/4 teaspoon
3.Salt-1/2 teaspoon
4.Unsalted butter , softened- 3/4 cup
5.Granulated sugar- 1/2 cup
6.Firmly packed dark brown sugar- 1/2 cup
7.Egg- 1
8.Vanilla - 1 teaspoon
9.Semi-sweet chocolate chips- 1 cup


1.In medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt.
2.In large bowl, beat butter and sugars with electric mixer until light and fluffy.
3.Add egg; mix well.
4.Add flour mixture to butter mixture; mix well. Stir in chips..make a dough.
5.Make round small shapes of it lightly.keep it in ungreased baking tray .
6.Bake 22 to 25 minutes or until edges are golden brown in microwave on convention bake .
7.Cool 3 minutes on tray; remove and cool completely .

Tuesday, August 7, 2012



Shrewsbury Biscuits are very tasty... these Biscuits are round in shape but this time I tried to make it in different shapes..Hope you all will love it..


1.Plain or All purpose Flour (Maida)-1.1/2cup

2.Sugar-1/2 cup



5.Lemon Juice-2tsp.

6.Lemon Essence-1/4tsp.

7.Vanilla Essence-1/2tsp.

8.Baking Powder-1/2tsp.


1.Sieve the flour.add baking powder in it.sieve it again.

2.Rub the butter in it lightly till well blended.

3.Add sugar in it.and mix well.

4.Add well beaten egg in it.add vanilla essence,lemon juice,lemon essence.mix well.

5.Make a soft dough.roll out on a flour board.1/4inch thickness,cut with desired shapes cutter.or make round shape.prick with a fork.

6.Bake at 150'C.or 300'F for 15 to 20 minutes..(I MADE IT IN MICROWAVE OVEN ON CONVENTION BAKE).

7.Shrewsbury Biscuits are ready..

Monday, July 30, 2012

MY LUNCH THALI...Onion-Ginger Tambli, Brocoli,Baby Asparagus Talasani, Baby Potatoes Sukki Bhaji, Bombay Duck Fish Fry, Phulka,& .....Rice

Onion-Ginger Tambli...Recipe...

onion-ginger tambli..its very good with rice and fish fry.tht is yummy combo..
grind together fresh grated coconut, 2kasmiri chillies or bedgi chllies,small piece of tamarind,.. after making fine paste add chopped finely onion,small piece of ginger..again grind for jst 1 -2 rounds.. mix it with salt and add water as u need(I add little dahi or buttermilk in it) need of can serve it on hot rice .it is lovely..

Sunday, July 29, 2012

MY LUNCH THALI....Palak Dal, Red Pumpkin(Lal Bhopla) Khatt, Palak Talasani, Fish Fry, & Phulka, Rice.....

Palak Dal...Recipe..

Boil 2cup toor dal,and 1cup finely chopped palak with water in pressure cooker till 3 whistles.then remove it &mix it till dal gets fully mashed.add more water if needed .make tadka of 2sp oil,add 4-5 garlic chopped,1/2tsp udid dal, 1/4tsp jeera, 1/4tsp rai, 2red chillies ,few currypatta, pinch haldi..then add mixed cooked dal and palak in it..while boiling add 3green chillies chopped,1tomato pieces, add salt as per taste, 1/4tsp sugar (optional).then boil dal for few minutes till all get well mixed..palak dal is ready to serve.

Red Pumpkin (Lal Bhopla) Khatt....Recipe...

Remove skin of 250gms Red pumpkin.make pieces, add 3green chillies,salt.and little water. boil it till soft.then grind grated 1wati grated fresh coconut,boiled Red pumpkin and green chillies,small piece of tamarind.Make fine paste.then add tadka with ghee ,rai,red chilli,&hing.Khatt is ready to serve.

Palak Talasani...Recipe..

Wash and clean 1 bunch of Palak.chop it finely.In a pan take 1tabsp.of oil,add 6-7crushed garlic,2-3 red whole chillies.,1/4tsp.of haldi.add finely chopped palak..add salt as per taste, little of sugar as per taste.cover with lid..and cook it jst for 2-3 minutes till palak gets cooked.palak talasani is ready to serve.

Spiritual Significance of Naga Panchami & Garuda Panchami

Spiritual Significance of Naga Panchami- rituals and significance- Garuda Panchami- Nag Panchami

The celebration of Naga Panchami is the victory of Lord Krishna over the mythical Kaliya, a monstrous black serpent that was killed by Krishna in the Yamuna river. Kalia had terrorized the villagers and Krishna was assigned to tame him. It is believed that the tussle that happened between Krishna and Kalia- the serpent is so famous that when Krishna emerged winner, he stood on the hood of the snake and the Snake acquired the feet impressions of the Lord as a mark of servility. The story is called as the “Kaliya Mardan” It is also believed that seeing the footprints of Lord Krishna- the Avataar of Lord Vishnu, Garuda(the eagle) who is the natural enemy of the serpent, does not harm it. There is an interesting story of why the Eagle and the Snakes are mortal natural enemies.
Snakes and serpents have great place and position in our ancient Hindu mythology. Basically during this time, when it rains and all the pits and holes are filled with water, snakes and other rodents come out of their hiding. There are hundreds of cases of snake bites and people and farmers especially and all those living near fields and grounds of dying of snake bite. Hence our ancients developed this ritual of worshiping the snakes that are most seen roaming out of their homes during this time, to appease them and request them not to bite people.
The following Sanskrit names of Eight Great Nāgas, namely,
Ananta, Vāsuki, Padmanābha, Kambala, Shankhapāla, Dhārtarāshtra, Takshaka, and Kaliya:
अनन्तं वासुकिं शेषं पद्मनाभं च कम्बलम् |
शंखपालं धार्तराष्ट्रं तक्षकं कालियं तथा ||
Naga Panchami in South India-Kerala
Naga Panchami is a huge festival in the state of Kerala, as the state houses theAnanta Padmanabha temple, where Lord Vishnu has tamed Sheshnaag- the King of the serpents and is in sleeping position on the body of Sheshanaag.
Manasa Puja, Worship of the Serpent Goddess, sister of Vasuki- the snake that was used to bind the mountain during the Samudra Manthan.
During the monsoon season, Goddess Manasa is worshiped, mainly in the eastern Indian states of Bengal, Assam, Jharkand, and Orissa, throughout the months of June, July and August (Ashad- Shravan), a time when the snakes leave their nesting ground and come out into the open and become active. Devotees pay obeisance to goddess Manasa and perform various ‘pujas’ or rituals to appease her.

Garuda- the Eagle God and Naga- the Serpant King- their story and mythology

Indian Mythology has its place for animals and birds as Gods and demi-gods in the same lineage of our mainstream Gods too. Snakes (Naga Panchami)are worshipped, so is a tortoise(Samudra Manthan), Bear (Jambhavant in Ramayan), Monkey(Hanuman in Ramayan and Mahabharata), Cow (Kamadhenu), Elephant (Ganesha),Peacock is the Vahana of Lord Muruga or Karthikeya, Tiger (as the Vahana-mount of Goddess Durga) so on and so forth.
Similarly the Eagle or the Garuda has a special place in our epics and stories. Garuda is also known as Pakshi Raja (the king of Birds)

Garuda, the divine eagle, is the vehicle, or Vahana, of Hindu God Vishnu. Nagas or Snakes are his permanent enemies. There is an interesting story in the Purana that explains why Garuda and snakes are enemies.
Garuda Panchami is a special day of worshipping Garuda, the vehicle of Lord Vishnu. The festival of Garuda Panchami is celebrated on the 5th day of the waxing moon phase (Shukla paksha) in the month of Shravan (August-September). Nag Panchami is on the 23rd July 2012
Garuda Gayitri Mantra

“Om Thathpurushaya Vidhmahe.
Suvarna Pakshaya Dheemahe.
Thanno Garuda Prachodayath”||1||
Garuda Panchami is celebration of devotion of Garuda towards his mother Vinita. This day is observed especially by mother and sons to share the same spirit of love, affection and devotion between each other. The deity of Garuda is worshipped on this day. Mothers pray for better health and future of their children. They bless their children so that they get the strength and devotion of Garuda to execute devotional activities.
Story of Garuda:
Sage Kashyapa had two wives named Kadru and Vinita. Kadru gave birth to thousand snakes who are considered to be the ancestors of the Snakes on earth. Vinita gave birth to the powerful Garuda.
Once Kadru and Vinita put a bet on the color of the tail of the horse Uchaishravas – a seven-headed flying horse that was obtained during the churning of ocean orSamudra Manthan. Kadru(mother of the snakes/serpents) claimed the color was black and Vinita (mother of powerful Garuda) claimed it was white. The stake was whoever lost the bet will serve the other. Kadru cheated by asking her sons, the Nagas, to hang on to the tail of Uchaishravas. Thus the white tail of the divine horse turned black as the nagas hung on to them. Vinita and Garuda were thus forced to serve Kadru. They were treated badly by Kadru and her sons.
Later the nagas agreed to free Garuda and his mother if he brought the Amrit, or Elixer /Ambrosia which was in the possession of Indra, the king of Devas or demi gods. Garuda got Amrit from heaven and freed himself and his mother from servitude.
But the cheating and the insult suffered made Garuda the arch rival of Nagas.

Garuda with the pot of Nectar/Ambrosia
Garuda – The embodiment of Strength and Service:
When Garuda stole the pot of Nectar/ambrosia from Indra, who was jealous of the Mighty birds strength, Vishnu was impressed with Garuda integrity as he did not take even a drop of the tempting nectar for himself and asked Garuda to ask a boon. Garuda immediately said that he wanted a position higher than Vishnu. Vishnu the eternal trickster that he was, asked Garuda to adorn his flag and sit atop the flagstaff. Garuda was so taken over by the Bhakti of the great Lord Vishnu that he promised to be his mount or Vahana.
Garuda is renowned for his great speed. He ranges in the sky like a meteor, throwing the clouds topsy turvy. The gush of wind produced from his wings causes a tremor in the mountains, a strong flutter in the water of the sea and overturns a large number of trees.
Garuda was married to Unnati, which means ‘the spirit of progress’. They had two sons – Sampati and Jatayu, both of whom play important roles in the Ramayana. He has many names as is suitable for a god who can assume all forms. He is Rakta-paksha, ‘Blood [red] winged’, Gaganeshwara, ‘Lord of the sky’, Suvarna kaya, ‘Golden bodied’, Sweta-Rohita, ‘The White and Red’, Khageshwara, ‘ King of the birds’, Taraswin, ‘The Swift’, Rasayana, ‘Who moves like Quicksilver’ and Vajrajit, ‘Conqueror of the Thunderbolt’. He is also known as “the senior servant of Hari [Vishnu]“, Hanuman being the junior servant. Garuda keeps appearing in stories about Vishnu but his stature arises from the fact that he renounced and restrained his colossal powers to serve the universe.
With Regards
Nagesh Kaikini - Mysore.