56 kinds of dishes—Want to taste?

56 kinds food - this is offered daily
India
April 26, 2013 2:53am CST
In the Jagannath temple at Puri we have God Jagannath, Balabhadra and their sister Goddesses Subhadra as principal deities. [b]There are so many rituals followed for them from early morning till late night. As if they are human, they are awaken from bed, bathed, food offered, they nap etc etc. 56 kinds of food are offered to them.[/b] [b]After offering they become holy; we call them ‘PRASAD’. You can buy them, eat there in the premises or take home; during marriages many feed guests with this.[/b] This is also known as the greatest open air hotel; no body leaves the food; if you leave someone will rush and eat the left over, amazing, is not it? [u]One thing only Hindus are allowed inside; it is the religious tradition; I have nothing to oppose. Even the ex-prime minister was not allowed; if you are non-Hindu you can see the deities from over a building near it.[/u] Want to taste the 56 kinds of food that has the following; 1 ) Ukhuda ( Sugar coated puffed rice); 2 ) Nadia kora(Coconut ladu); 3 ) Khua (condensed milk), 4 ) Dahi (Yoghurt); 5 ) Pachila kadali (Ripe Banana); 6 ) Kanika (Flavoured Rice); 7 ) Tata Khechudi (Dry Khechudi); 8 ) Mendha Mundia (A kind of cake); 9 ) Bada Kanti (Fried Cake); 10) Matha Puli (A kind of Pan cake); 11) Hamsa Keli (Sweet cake); 12) Jhili ( Thin pan cake like Dosa); 13) Enduri ( Idli); 14) Adapachedi (Ginger Paste); 15) Saga Bhaja (Fried spinach); 16) Kadali Bhaja (Fried Plantain); 17) Maric Ladu (Chilli Ladu); 18) San Pitha (Small size Cake); 19) Bara/Vada (Donalds); 20) Arisha (Sweet fried cake made by rice flour); 21) Bundia (Sweet granules made of Chick pea flour); 22) Pakhal oriya(Water rice); 23) Khiri (Milk Rice); 24) Kadamba( A kind of sweet); 25) Pat Manohar (Name of a sweet); 26) Takuaa(Sweets shaped like tongue); 27) Bhaga Pitha (A kind of cake); 28) Gotai(A kind of salty cake); 29) Dalma(Dal with vegetables); 30) Bada Kakara(Large Fried sweet cake); 31) Luni Khuruma (Salty Biscuits); 32) Amalu ( Malpua, Sweet Puri); 33) Suar Pitha (Poda Pitha, Baked Cake); 34) Biri Buha(Black gram cake ); 35) Jhadai Nadaa(a cluster of small ball shaped cakes); 36) Khasta Puri(Strong fried cakes); 37) Kadali Bara (Fried Plantain); 38) Sana Arisha (Small fried cakes); 39) Sakar(Chatni); 40) Podo Pitha(Panned Cake); 41) Kanji (Sour Rice); 42) Dahi Pakhal(Curd rice ); 43) Bada Arisha(Large size Fried cake); 44) Tipuri(Three stage fillings); 45) Sakara(Sugar candy); 46) Suji Khir(Milk with samolina); 47) Muga Sijha(Boiled green gram); 48) Manohar(a kind of sweet); 49) Magaja Ladu(A kind of sweet like simply wonderful); 50) Pana(Sweet Drink); 51) Anna (Rice); 53) Ghia Anna (Ghee rice); 54) Sweet Dal; 55) Besar(Curry); 56) Sag (Spinach) Don’t worry you can buy and eat similar stuff in a hotel near. Please respond comment. Thanks in advance. Professor Dr. Bhuwan Saraf. PhD. April 26. 2013. Cheers have a lucky day ahead. [/i][i]
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11 responses
@ptrikha_2 (10206)
• India
26 Apr 13
Yes, it is amazing that so many kind of foods are offered at this temple. And the effort required to make so many varieties would be quite great. Amazing stuff!
• India
26 Apr 13
It is done every day for years.
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• Canada
26 Apr 13
I alway try to justify my cravings for sweets, by thinking it as Prasad. With soo many dishes I can only imagine how tough it will be for a sweet lover to chose.
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• India
26 Apr 13
Too much sweet is bad doctor.
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• Canada
2 May 13
hehe yes of course. I try to control it alot. :)
@kalav56 (11502)
• India
26 Apr 13
My humble pranams to the Almighty in the form of Lord Jegannath and the other deities there. I shall opt for all the sweet dishes now.
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• India
26 Apr 13
kala I am told some shops in Puri city sell them and deliver at home if one is near, they may not deliver you in Mumbai. You have his blessings.
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@ajithlal (14569)
• India
27 Apr 13
I think it is good to have such a variety of food and one can chose to have them as they are available in hotels at different times of the day or on different dishes and try tasting most of them.
@nanajanet (4436)
• United States
26 Apr 13
That sounds like an amazing feast! Some of the dishes sound very sweet. I am amazed at the fact that if you leave food, others will eat your leftovers. That would never be allowed in the USA, due to strict health laws, all leftovers must be thrown away, which is sad, and sounds wasteful, but the fear of someone, who has been eating an item, may have had germs that they do not want passed on, is the reason.
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• India
26 Apr 13
I said after offering they become holy; we call them ‘PRASAD’; so no body leaves the food; if you leave someone will rush and eat the left over, food offered to god are not thrown.
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• Philippines
26 Apr 13
Wow, too many to choose from. I like the puff rice, yogurt,fried spinach (we have this in my country, the sweet thing in the shape of a tongue, Taiwan has it. Able to eat one. I saw sweet dal being prepared on you-tube.
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• India
26 Apr 13
Thanks for sharing, lol i think your mouth watered haha
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@mammots (3271)
• Philippines
26 Apr 13
hello sir... magandang gabi po! i have one question sir if its okay ? sir...is it okay for a Hindu family or a member of a Hindu family; like the head of the family perhaps; to eat " PRASAD " in the temple everyday and bring " PRASAD " to his family to share with his love ones ?
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• India
26 Apr 13
Yes that is the usual practice
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@rubyroy (824)
• India
26 Apr 13
How sure are we that if God comes visiting the universe that he will be a Hindu?He is a heavenly incarnation and not a Hindu,then will he be allowed?
• India
26 Apr 13
Who will be not allowed I am not getting you. Yes in the past non hindu inside the temple were caught and punished by the TEMPLE POLICE.
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• India
27 Apr 13
Being a Bengali, I am big fan of sweet dishes. Apart from that I just love to eat hence, by the grace of god if I get an opportunity to visit Jagannath Temple, I will surely love to try all the dishes that you have mentioned.
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• India
27 Apr 13
I am sure one day you will, you will get a call from him.
@tigeraunt (6331)
• Philippines
27 Apr 13
dear professor, my mouth was watering imagining all those dishes you mentioned. I am very impressed with the feast you do for Goddesses and deities. I say, all that is offered in the name of God, becomes holy. have a very nice day. ann
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• India
27 Apr 13
Honey I know you are great eater, next time your husband Jose comes, i will send for the entire family.
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@yugocean (8839)
• India
27 Apr 13
I cannot eat everything but cannot skip everything either, one of the best festivals not only for foodies but for all clean minded. Studying the Bhagwad Geeta and having prasad is better.
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• India
27 Apr 13
lol select any eat.
@ajithlal (14569)
• India
27 Apr 13
Amazing. I have never seen such a high number of dishes. I would love to have it. I think most probably people would be having good time eating such a large amount of dishes and I think most of them might be tasting very good.
• India
27 Apr 13
Visit Puri once, get darsan in temple, bath in beach, eat the 56 bhog.