Puri Mahaprasad Timings Details

Puri Mahaprasad Timings Details

Every day throughout the year 56 varieties of dishes are prepared and offered to the Deities of the Jagannath Temple. These include of preparation of rice, Dal and other selected vegetables. The food is cooked in accordance with prescribed procedures. The cooked food is offered first to Lord Jagannath and then to Goddess Vimala after which it is turned into Mahaprasad. Mahaprasad, the holy food, is freely shared by people of all religion and castes without any discrimination. In all religious and social rituals in Puri and Odisha, Mahaprasad has a very important role. The Exchange of Mahaprasad between two persons of the two different castes binds them in an abiding relationship. Mahaprasad and other offerings made to the gods are sold to the public in Ananda Bazar on the north-east corner of the outer of the Jagannath temple. Here every day thousands of pilgrims buy and eat various types of food.

Mahaprasad is cooked only in the earthen pots inside the temple kitchen. The Medium of food is firewood only. When the cooked food is carried to the offering hall in the earthen pots, no flavor comes up from the food but when the same food is offered to Lord Jagannath and Vimala and carried back to the sale point, there is a delicious smell  that spells along in the breeze to the pleasant surprise of the devotees. Now the food is blessed. You can eat Mahaprasad only on the banana leaf and sitting on the floor.

 

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