Sweet Modaka


Lord Ganesha is very fond of this special sweet called Modaka. Modaka is a dumpling made of rice flour dough, containing jaggery and coconut and sesame; by steaming process. The shape of Modaka is very significant. It looks like a Sack of money, similar to one carried by Kuber, the treasurer of the gods. Thus Modaka is a symbol of wealth, and all the sweet pleasures the wealth gives. It is also shaped like an upward pointing triangle, which, in Tantrik art, represents spiritual reality. Thus the Modaka has the flavour of wealth & prosperity & also the geometry of spiritual reality.