Bringing the Sanctity Home
While we don’t bring home an Idol of Lord Ganesha, being Brahmans, we do have Ganapati pooja at home. While we don’t use the idols of the temple at home, we make a statue out of turmeric and chant mantras to the make shift idol. A day after the pooja, we dissolve the heap of turmeric in running water, a sign that ends the festivities in the household. On the day, food offerings include home-made Modaks and kheer or payasam made from Dal instead of rice.