Saturday, August 26, 2006

Happy Vinayaka Chathurthi

home made Ganapthis/Vinayakas/Ganesh with clay and colors

Happy Vinayaka Chathurthi to everyone! Enjoy our "home made" Ganapathis. This is how a few of us spent our Friday night last night - by making our own clay Ganeshas. This is the first time I have done and will not be the last time :). This was so much fun!


At August 26, 2006 9:59 PM, Anonymous Manisha said...

This is so wonderful! I love Ganpatis. Are you going to do visarjan, too?

I enrolled in a pottery class a couple of weeks ago, after Medha had so much fun with it over summer. Because I love the form of the elephant-god, I fashioned a modern Ganesh which I was able to glaze today. It is probably getting fired tonight and I might have it by Monday night if it does not explode in the kiln! I was also able to smoothen another one I made and it's going in tonight for its first firing, too. I'm pretty excited but my Ganpati's are nowhere as beautiful as yours.

Do you cook modaks, too? Or is that mainly in Maharashtra?

At August 27, 2006 12:00 AM, Blogger Mika said...

Nice. They look beautiful. Happy Ganesh chaturthi to you!

At August 27, 2006 6:34 AM, Blogger wheresmymind said...

That looks really great!

At August 27, 2006 9:55 AM, Blogger Ashwini said...

Those are beautiful Sam...

At August 27, 2006 12:17 PM, Blogger Luv2cook said...


Cool. Do put the pics up on your blog for us to see. I am not that talented in the creative area but the friends I made them with were really creative and that helped a lot. We are going to do the visargan in a lake nearby this coming Saturday. So the Ganesha will be in our house until then. I did not make modaks but a form of it - I made rice undrallu and undralla payasam. I will post them as soon as possible.

Mika, Jeff and Ashwini - thank you!

At August 27, 2006 1:53 PM, Blogger Shankari said...

rajesh makes ganesh every year but this. He buys the red clay from Home depot and makes them and it is a lot of fun!

At August 27, 2006 2:07 PM, Anonymous Priya said...

They look beautiful ! Neat work !

At August 27, 2006 7:07 PM, Blogger Luv2cook said...


Yes. I agree. We spent around 3-4 hrs on these Ganeshas but it didn't feel like we spent that much time at all. It was so much fun.



At August 27, 2006 7:54 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beautiful Ganesha ! Wish you the same .

At August 27, 2006 9:34 PM, Anonymous Manisha said...

Do take pictures of the visarjan and post them!

We spoke to a friend in the Bay Area today. He said that they did visarjan for about 50 Ganesh's in a 'tank', today. After that, they went to the Bay to do the 'rest of the formalities.'

Do post recipes of your undrallu and the payasam.

This is your first Ganesh Chaturthi in your new home, isn't it? It's ours, too. So even though we had an invitation for dinner, we chose to stay home and do a little puja.

At August 27, 2006 11:17 PM, Blogger Meena Kandlakuti said...

Great Job!! Also you get lot of blessing and self satisfaction..Happy Vinaayaka Chavathi!!

At August 28, 2006 12:42 AM, Blogger Menu Today said...

Hi CM,
Simply Superb!!! Happy Ganesh Chaturthi.

At August 28, 2006 1:25 PM, Blogger KrishnaArjuna said...

Cute looking Ganesha's Sam..
Happy vinayaka chavithi!

At August 29, 2006 10:30 AM, Anonymous tastycooks said...

Wonderful! Very good idea to make Vinayagar at home. Defintely will try making him next time.Btw, wat did you cook for chathurthi?

At August 29, 2006 1:33 PM, Blogger Vineela said...

Hi Sam,
ganapathi bommalu chala baga chesaru.
Nijanga chala trupthi ga vuntundi .
Chakkaga paint chesaru.Mould to chesara leka chethithone chesara ,Sam bagunnayi .
Thanks for sharing beautiful gods.
Happy Vinayaka Chavithi to you and your family.

At August 29, 2006 3:50 PM, Blogger Priya Bhaskaran said...

Manisha, thats a good work:) Looks like the ones which is available on the stores:) Hope you guys had nice fun:)

At August 29, 2006 5:21 PM, Blogger Luv2cook said...




I will take pics of the nimmajan :). Yes this is our first Vinayaka Chavithi at the new house :).

Meena, Menu Today & KA:


Tastycooks -

Thanks. My recipes for vinayaka chavithi are coming up soon. Didn't have time yet to post them :).


Chaala thanks! Wish you a great chavithi! Mould tho emi cheyyaledhu. Free hand thone chesaamu!

At August 30, 2006 10:22 AM, Blogger Prema Sundar said...

U relly did a great job Manisha. Those ganeshas look so beautiful... Happy(a bit late) vinayaka chturthi.


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