Lord Hayagreeva is the God of wisdom and knowledge. Hayagreeva Jayanthi falls on Aavani(tamil month) shravanam (star) / Shravan month . The oofering / naivedhyam is a sweet called "Hayagreeva"/"Maddi"/"Bandi". Offering this sweet to The Lord on any Tiruvonam day, gives knowledge and wisdom to the children and they will perform well in studies. Lord Hayagreeva, give us the power to discriminate between right and wrong.
Chenna dhal - 1 cup
Crushed jaggery - 1 cup
Cardamom - 4
Scraped coconut - 1/2 cup
Ghee - 1 ladle
Choose red variety of jaggery ( paahu vellam) and crush it. Powder the cardamoms.
Wash and pressure cook chenna dhal. When cool, drain the water and keep aside. Do not mash it.
Dissolve jaggery in 1/4 cup of water and strain it without any mud.
Heat a heavy bottomed pan, pour in the jaggery and allow it to boil till it diffuses its raw smell. Now add scraped coconut, cardamom powder and boiled chenna dhal and mix well . Add ghee and saute till thick. Offer it to The Lord.