I was planning a series on Ganesha Chaturthi, but Nandita has raced me with this first post… enjoy!
Ganesh Patris, or Patri, is the numerous types of sacred leaves that are offered during Ganesha Puja. The Patris are usually offered during festivals like Ganesha Chaturthi Pooja. Traditionally leaves of 108 different types of plants are offered. But today most people confine the offering to Dhurva grass and Bilva leaves. In some places, certain wild patris are worshipped instead of Ganesh idol. In most community pujas, 21 different types of leav … Read More