“Hayagreeva” is a sweet dish offered everyday to the deities of Sri Sode Vadiraja Matt Udupi.There is a story behind this. According to mythology great devotee named Sri Vadirajatirtha of Udupi Shri Krishna Mutt used to offer cooked bengal gram to Lord Hayagriva. He used to recite the Hayagriva Sloka and keep the offerings on his head. Lord Hayagriva would come as a beautiful white horse form and would eat the bengal gram.
So the sweet dish prepared using bengal gram and jaggery got the name as “hayagreeva” or “hayagriva maddi”. Even today this is the dish that must be offered as “naivedyam” to God everyday in Sode Vadiraja Matt. Today let us see how to prepare this hayagriva maddi.
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