Sanskrit name Modak (Sanskrit: मोदक) literally means a sweet dish. Modak also means something pleasing or delighting.
Modak is the favorite dish of Lord Ganesha. Modak is a sweet dumpling popular in Western, Eastern and Southern India. Also known as Ladoo is a very popular sweet in India which is always used in the worshiping of Lord Ganesha.
Reference of Modak is found in Epics like Ramayan and Mahabharata as a small round sweet dish which is made up of fresh grated coconut and jaggery.
Modak is also referred in Mahabharata as something gladdening or exhilarating.
This name also founds reference in Bhavprakash (भावप्रकाश) and Sushrut (सुश्रुत). In these Epics Modak denotes a kind of pill for medicinal use.
According to sir Colebrooke Modak is a kind of meter or some kind of measurement.
As we can clearly see in the graph Modak is not a very popular name in the USA or India. In India Modak is used by only few people as the name of their babies.
In our opinion Modak is a sweet name like a sweet dish. Modak is suppose to be the name of a gola matol baby who is like or favorite of Lord Ganesha.
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