Gowri Ganesha Festival Preparation & Recipes


This year Gowri Ganesha Festival is celebrated on September 1st and 2nd 2019.

So, this post is to help all of you prep for this festival and get the blessings of Gowri and Ganesha.

Gowri Habba Preparation:


  • Prep for all the pooja items like Haldi, Kumkum, Mantrakshate, Gejje Vastra.
  • Make sure you have Rangoli, if you don’t have the dry powder, use Kundan Rangoli, a chalk and draw. If even that is not available, take some printouts and use them. I have used a combination of all of them as seen below. Draw small feet of Lord Ganesha from the front door.
  • Make sure you have camphor, Agarbathi and also soaked cotton for Mangalaruthi.
  • Buy all the ingredients required for the Maradha Bhagina. The  two posts which have already been published are linked below:
  • Buy fruits, Coconut, Banana leaves, Mango leaves, Betel leaves and nuts.
  • Buy plenty of flowers.
  • If you are performing Panchamruta abhisheka, buy all items required for that.
  • A list of all food items which can be prepared is added at the end of this post.

Ganesha Habba Preparation:

  • All pooja items as listed in Gowri Habba.
  • In addition to all fruits, flowers get lots of garike and leaves for Lord Ganesha.
  • The key food items made are 21 Modaka, 21 Kadabu and 21 Chakkali. Recipes listed all the way at the end.
  • Offer Gejje Vastra. Usually fancy ones are offered here. 16 strings or some times 21 strings.

Food Items for Gowri Ganesha Festival:


Kosambari ಕೋಸಂಬರಿ

  1. Cucumber Kosambari

  2. ಕಡಲೆ ಬೇಳೆ ಕೊಸಂಬರಿ – Channa Dal Kosambari

ಚಟ್ನಿ Chutney

  1. Channa Dal or Kadale Bele Chutney

  2. Coconut Chutney

  3. Pudina or Mint Chutney

  4. Mint Mango Chutney – ಫುದಿನಾ ಮಾವಿನಕಾಯಿ ಚಟ್ನಿ

Bonda – ಬೋಂಡ ಭಜ್ಜಿ Bhajji


  1. Heerekayi Bonda

  2. Red and Green Capsicum Bonda or Fritters

  3. Aloo Methi Pakoda

  4. Ambode

  5. Bombai (Aloo) Bonda

  6. Sabhudani Vada – Gluten Free

ಸಿಹಿ ತಿಂಡಿಗಳು- Sweet Dishses


  1. Badam Poori

  2. Kayi Kadabu

  3. Dry Coconut kadabu

  4. Coconut Burfi

  5. Mango Rasayana or seekarane

  6. Pineapple Kesaribath

ಪಾಯಸ – Payasa – Kheer


  1. ಶಾವಿಗೆ ಪಾಯಸ – Vermicelli Kheer

  2. Evaporated MilkyWay ಶಾವಿಗೆ ಪಾಯಸ – Vermicelli Kheer

  3. Gasgase or Poppy seeds Payasa

ಸಾರು ಹುಳಿ ಕೂಟು – Rasam Sambar Kootu

  1. Hesaru Bele Thove

  2. Ridegourd Thove

  3. Sweet or Sihi Kootu

  4. Sandige Huli Recipe

  5. ರಾಯರ  ಕೂಟು – Spicy Kootu Made in Sree Raghavendra Swamy Mutt

ಮಜ್ಜಿಗೆ ಮೊಸರು ಅಡಿಗೆಗಳು – Yogurt Based Dishes

  1. Majjige Huli

  2. ಹಸಿ ಮಜ್ಜಿಗೆ ಹುಳಿ – Hasi Majjige Huli

  3. ಬೂದ ಕುಂಬಳಕಾಯಿ ಮಜ್ಜಿಗೆ ಹುಳಿ  – Winter Melon Majjige Huli

ಗೊಜ್ಜು – Gojju

  1. Gojju

  2. Cucumber Gojju

31 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Vidhya Gowri on September 4, 2019 at 12:54 am

    Thanks for the recipes and pooja preparation list 🙂 I refer this site beforehand for almost all pooja preparations. Just a question, any specific madhwa panchanga do you refer for people living in USA. As i understand nakshatra differs compared to India and thithi for the day and timings also differ. Please help if you have one.


    • Posted by meeraghu on September 4, 2019 at 5:40 pm

      Yes, we refer to USA calendar. I have a calendar from the local temple. Should be available in all local temples in USA.


      • Posted by Vidhya Gowri on September 7, 2019 at 9:51 pm

        Ah ok, By local temple do you mean any local Madhwa mutt calendar? We dont have any of our Mutts where we live. (Bloomington IL). So i just refer online panchang sites with location US to refer thithi / nakshatra when required. All pooja dates i take as per India mutt panchanga. Just want to know is there any better way than this.

      • Posted by meeraghu on September 8, 2019 at 5:44 pm

        Vidhya, we have calendar by SHree Bhaktha Anjaneya temple here. And there is also online oneDrik Panchang which I refer also. Until last year we followed all India dates, just this year we decided to follow USA times.

      • Posted by Vidhya Gowri on September 13, 2019 at 5:32 pm

        Thank you.

  2. Posted by Jyothi Desai on September 10, 2018 at 10:40 am

    Hello madam
    Nice and very good handy information of every thing I usually follow your listed things for every festival and madwa recipe and what not as a madwa brahmin it is very useful blog
    Thank you mam have a great day


  3. Posted by Kumudha on September 6, 2018 at 1:37 pm

    In Atlanta, Gowri and Ganesha festival is on September 12

    Shri Krishna Vrundavana, Atlanta , 347 Aradhana Mahotsava of Sri Raghavendra Swami is celebrated on September 15, 2018 and it is , All Day Grand Celebration!

    At 9 a.m Pooja Sankalpa, 9.30 Panchamrutha , 10 a,m Raghavendra Ashtottara, 12 Mahapooja , 1 Annadana, 3 p.m to 6 p.m, cultural events, 6. 30 Ranga pooja, 7 p.m Pallakki utsava, 7.30 Ashtavadhanna seva, 8.30 Annadana.

    The grand celebration is on september 15, 2018 at

    S Convention Center 540 Access Road
    Cumming GA 30041

    Devotees can call 678-648-5198 for more info and also visit https://skvatlanta.org/


  4. Posted by RashmiKumar on August 21, 2017 at 12:36 am

    Wonderful!!!,so informative…. every bit explained in detail..this will help so many people…my best wishes


  5. Posted by D.savitri rao on August 29, 2016 at 3:32 am

    pooja alankara tumba chennagide & mounthwatering recipes thanks meeraji


  6. Posted by ranfamani on August 28, 2016 at 12:41 pm

    Good information on gowri ganesha habba.it is really useful for the newly married couple who will b performing for the first time


  7. Posted by Lakshmisha on August 28, 2016 at 11:54 am

    Thank you very much for the information provided by you.


  8. Posted by Ragavendran Chakarapani on September 17, 2015 at 12:40 pm

    Hi Meera avarey,

    I would like to thank for all your services you provide for our Madwa samaj. Are you looking for Pooja vidhana like this? I got it from the internet:



  9. Posted by Trisha on September 12, 2015 at 11:58 pm

    Hi meera,

    Nimage nanna hrudaya poorvaka dhanyavaadagalu, habba acharisalikke neeve spoorti.

    Nanage ondu Sahaya bekide. Gowri habbada baagina muthaidege koduvaaga heli avarige kodava sentence nanage maretu hogide cud u help.

    Thanx Triveni

    Sent from my iPhone



    • Posted by meeraghu on September 13, 2015 at 8:23 am

      Are you looking for this?
      ಇಂದಿರಾ ಪ್ರತಿಗೃಹ್ಣಾತು ಇಂದಿರಾ ವೈ ದದಾತಿ ಚ ಇಂದಿರಾ ತಾರಿಕಾದ್ವಾಭ್ಯಾಂ ಇಂದಿರಾಯೈ ನಮೋ ನಮಃ

      ಸುವಾಸಿನೀ ಸುಸಂತುಷ್ಟಾ ಪಾತಿವ್ರತ್ಯೇನ ಶೋಭಿತಾ ಮನೆ ಇಷ್ಟಾರ್ಥ ಸಿದ್ಧ್ಯರ್ಥಂ ಪ್ರತಿಗೃಹ್ಣಾತು ಸುವ್ರತಾ


  10. Posted by shanthisethuraman on September 11, 2015 at 5:06 am

    How to eat and prepare all the items on the same day. To enjoy all the same we can prepare one and one item everyday and eat till Gowri ganesh festival. Thanks a lot for the same. Happy Gowri Ganesha Festival.


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  12. Very nice and useful information,Thank a lot


  13. Wish you and all the readers a very happy Gowri-Ganesha Habba !


  14. Posted by Srinivasan K on September 10, 2015 at 8:40 pm

    thumbha chennagidhe, thank you.


  15. Posted by H.M.Bharathesh on September 10, 2015 at 8:18 pm

    Very useful information. I wish all the best for you and to your family.


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