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One Minute Video Explaining the Symbolism of Modak – Ganesha's Favorite Food

 1 Minute Meal is a micro-documentary series about food, life and the real New York. On of the recent episode, "Ganesha's Favorite Food", is a spotlight on Ganesh Chaturthi procession hosted by Ganesha Temple in Flushing, Queens NYC.

One of the important ritual during Ganesh Chaturth is the modaka archana, where the sweet dumplings fabled to be Ganesha's favorite food are freshly prepared and offered to the deity. Trustee Mohan Ramaswamy of the Hindu Temple Society of North America explains the importance of Modak and its symbolism in the video.