The unique types of prasad in temples of India – India is filled with colours of religion and culture, each of which follow their own beliefs and spirituality. From the many religions that are followed in India, today we will talk about some famous temples in India that are known for their unique prasads. Prasad, also called prashad and prasadam, is what we sacredly offer to god. So, let’s take a look at some of the unique types of prasad in temples of India below:
Mahadeva Temple, Thrissur
The Mahadeva Temple is located in Mazhuvanchery, which is a small village in the Thrissur district. It interestingly offers books, CDs, brochures, etc. as prasad to devotees. This is because temple authorities believe that imparting knowledge and wisdom is the greatest prasad one could offer to devotees in exchange for their love towards god.
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Sree Krishna Temple, Ambalapuzha
The Sree Krishna Temple located in the Alappuzha district of Kerala, is one of the most famous temples in India with the most unique prasad. The temple offers Prasad made with milk, rice, and sugar. And while this is a common sweet dish in India, the unique flavour of this Prasad makes it even more tempting to visit.
Maa Vaishno Devi Temple, J&K
The Vaishno Devi Mandir, located in Katra of J&K is the most famous temple in North India. It offers unique prasad that contains puffed rice, sugar balls, dry apple, dry coconut, etc which can be bought from shops nearby. Due to tight security of the temple, devotees cannot take the prasad inside the temple. They leave it at a collection point before going in the temple and collect their prasad while going out from the prasad distribution point.
Murugan temple, Palani
The prasad offered at Palani Murugan Temple, also known as Arulmigu Dhandayuthapani Swamy Temple is called Panchamritham. It is prepared using five fruits, jaggery, and sugar candy. Due to the popularity of this prasad, the temple has also opened up a separate manufacturing unit for the same.
Kaal Bhairav temple, Ujjain
Kaal Bhairav Temple located at Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh is a temple dedicated to Kaal Bhairav. The prasad offered to the devotees here is alcohol as it is believed that the Lord consumes alcohol. Thus, after offering it to the deity, the prasad is distributed among the devotees.
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Azhagar Kovil Temple, Madurai
The Azhagar Kovil temple, also called the Alagar Temple is located 21 kms away from Madurai. It is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and distributes dosas as Prasad to devotees.
Sabarimala Temple, Pathanamthitta
The Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple is also known for its delicious prasad. The unique prasad here are ‘appam’ and ‘aravana’ which taste totally different from the prasad offered at other temples.
Chinese Kali Temple, Kolkata
The Chinese Kali Temple located in Tangra region of Kolkata was built by Chinese who migrated to this place. It is also known as India’s Chinatown and offers noodles and chopsuey as prasad.
The Tirumala Venkateshwara Temple in Tirupati is known for its uniquely sweet laddus. These laddus made of flour and sugar can be bought from the temple in various sizes, and are also a major source of income of the temple. This temple is counted among the richest temples of India and the world.
Jagannath Temple, Puri
The Jagannath Temple in Puri, known for its rath yatra is also one of the most frequently visited temples in India. It offers 56 varieties of cooked and uncooked food dishes as Mahaprasad or Chappan Bhog which can be purchased from the Anand Bazaar stalls.
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