Then address the following prayer to Lord Markandeya:
मार्कण्डेय महाभाग,सप्तकल्पा जीवितह
चिरन्जीवी यथा त्वं,लाथा मे भ्रातारं कुरुः
Markandeya Mahabhaga,Saptakalpa Jeevitaha
Chiranjivi Yathaa tvam tathaa me Bhraataaram Kuruhu.
Meaning: O Lord Markandeya, You are most fortunate and are Chiranjeevi (immortal), who will live for the duration of seven Kalpa, Please grant my brother a life as long as yours by virtue of being a Chiranjeevi.
Khuskhus is – poppy seeds
Kopra- dry shredded coconut.
Ladoo- is sweet round balls (dessert) gujrati- લાડૂ
Typical traditional Indian Gujrati families always like and make wheat flour laddoos (sweet dish). This recipe takes some time to make but is very tasty. Yes it is very rich due to ghee/olive oil and a generous amount of gud (Gor) or jaggery. Yet, it is so worth it to be enjoyed on special occasion such as Ganesh Chaturthi. Laddoos are considered to be the most favorite sweets of Lord Ganesh and we also use this as an excuse to feed our own sweet tooth. Make sure to put the ladoos for prasad first.
So here is how we make it. There is a longer traditional version but I am trying to follow a much healthier and shorter version to make these Laddoos.