Mahaprasad - Puri Jagannath temple

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Mahaprasad - Puri Jagannath temple

Postby raghu on Wed Jan 23, 2013 9:52 pm

In puri we can observe one peculiar thing from ancient times that is "MAHAPRASADAM". Here naivaidyam offered to Jagannath swamy is prepared in earthen pots. Daily around fifty six different items are prepared and offered to Jagannath swamy, which is called "PRASADAM", after re offering to Vimala mata it (PRASADAM) will became "MAHAPRASADAM" which is the holiest prasadam on the earth.

The bhogas prepared for offering are of two types. The Kotha bhoga or Raj bhoga is prepared at the cost and initiation of government. Most of the offerings are awarded to the sevakas as their share (khei). The second type is called baradi or common bhoga. These are prepared for the general people keeping in view the growing need of the occasion.

According to some scholars 56 items or Chhapan Bhoga are served as Mahaprasad under the following categories.

ANNABHOGA:
1) Abhada anna or Plain rice
2) Rice with ghee-Ghee anna
3) Kanika-Sweet rice with ghee
4) Khechudi-Lentil rice
5) Dahi Pakhala-Water rice with curd
6) Mitha Pakhala-watered rice with sugar
7) Ada Pakhala-Parboiled rice with ginger
8) Oria Pakhala-watered Oria rice
9) Thali Khechudi-sweet lentil rice.
MITHA BHOGA:
10) khaja
11) Gaja
12) Ladu
13) Magaja Ladu
14) Jira Ladu
15) Jagannath Ballav
16) Khuruma
17) Mitha Puli
18) Kakara
19) Marichi Ladu
20) Luna Khuruma.
PITHA (PASTRIES & PANCAKES):
21) Suara Pitha
22) Jhadeineda
23) Jhilli
24) Kanti
25) Amalu
26) Chakuli
27) Poori
28) Keli
29) Bara
30) Dahibara
31) Arisha
32) Tripura
33) Rosa paika.
MILK-PRODUCT OFFERING:
34) Khiri
35) Papudi
36) Khua
37) Rasabali
38) Tadia
39) Chhena khai
40) Papudi khaja
41) Khua Manda
42) Sara-Puli.
DELICACIES & CUISINES:
43) Dali
44) Biridali
45) Arhad Dali
46) Mung dali
47) Dalma
48) Mahura
49) Besara
50) Saga
51) Potala rasa
52) Goti Baigana
53) Khata
54) Raita
55) Pita
56) Baigini


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