The following section gives a list of the 56 offerings and the subsequent mahaprasadam available on a daily basis at Sri Kshetra- Sri Jagannath Puri Dham! Interesting list to have for any devotee of Jagannath.
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‘Mahaprasad’- The Food Of Lord Jagannath
A traditional delicacy in Jagannath Puri (Orissa) is ‘Mahaprasad’ or the sacred food offered as ‘Bhog’ to Lord Jagannath. This rich food is available at the Anand Bazar of the Jagannath Temple.
The specialty of ‘mahaprasad’ preparation lies in its massive cooking that takes place in the temple kitchen that is believed to be the biggest kitchen in the world. Nearly 400 highly efficient cooks work around 200 fireplaces daily to feed over 10,000 people.
Rites, Rituals and Mahaprasad
Lord Jagannath’s teeth are cleaned everyday before he is clothed in one of the 36 exquisitely designed dresses in the temple wardrobe. There are 36 traditional communities, divided into 97 classes, who render a specific hereditary service to the deities. 20,000 servants wait on him whereas 400 cooks prepare a whopping 100 dishes for over 10,000 devotees. The temple is said to have the largest kitchen in the world.
¤ The Divine Food
The most famous dining in Puri is of the Mahaprasada (Holy Food) which holds special significance in every Hindu’s life. Believed to be the world’s largest kitchen, the Rosaghar, has 752 sigdis (stove) fired by wood. The Mahabhog is made by 400 supakaras (cooks) in heavy kadhais (earthen cook-cum-serve vessels shaped like cylindrical pots). The sacred offerings are sold at the Ananda Bazaar, after 2 pm, to eager devotees at nominal rates. The food is purely Satvik ( without onion, garlic, potato, tomato, cabbage, lady’s finger, chillies or spices). The prasadam when received must be eaten sitting on the floor, from a plantain leaf without wasting a single part of it.
No less than 56 (Chappan Bhog – see below) is offered daily to Lord. The fire is lit from the Homa sacrificial fire. The food is cooked only in earthen pots. The Mahaprasadam of Jagannath is so sacred that anyone can eat from a pot even if someone has already eaten it. The Mahaprasadam is available for sale within the temple complex in large quantities. The beauty of the Mahaprasadam is it does not spoil even if retained for a long period and it remains hot for a long time having been preserved in the earthen pots.
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)
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)
53) Ghia Anna(Ghee rice)
54) Sweet Dal
Our Jagannath Baladev and Subhadra who have been mercifully accepting our offerings even though they are most often tainted with selfish motives.