56 kinds of dishes—Want to taste?
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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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.
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 ?
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
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.