When India has plenty of temples that worship Gods, Goddesses, animals and even the evil spirits, many of these temples offer tasty prasads to the devotees. There are some temples that are famous for their unique prasads. Let us have a look at some of them.
Sree Krishna Temple, Ambalapuzha
Located in Alappuzha district of Kerala, the Ambalapuzha palpayasam is one of the famous temple prasads that has made the temple popular. This preparation of rice, milk and sugar is unique in taste.
Photo Courtesy: Vaishno Devi Temple
Maa Vaishno Devi Temple, J&K
Located in Katra of Jammu & Kashmir, Maa Vaishno Devi Temple is another temple where the prasad is unique. The prasad can be bought from shops nearby, and it contains puffed rice, sugar balls, dry apple, dry coconut, etc.
Kaal Bhairav temple, Ujjain
Kaal Bhairav Temple is located at Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh. This temple is dedicated to Kaal Bhairav, the guardian deity of the city. The prasad given to the devotees here is alcohol It is believed that the Lord here consumes alcohol. Thus, after offering it to the deity, the prasad (alcohol) is distributed among the devotees.
Photo Courtesy: Sailesh
The Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple close to Pathanamthitta of Kerala is also known for its delicious prasad. The unique prasad here are 'appam' and 'aravana payasam' which taste different from the other temples that offer similar prasad.
Chinese Kali Temple, Kolkata
The Chinese Kali Temple was built by Chinese who migrated to the place. The temple is located in Tangra region of Kolkata, which is also known as India's Chinatown. The temple prasad here is yummy noodles and chopsuey.
Photo Courtesy: Vimalkalyan
Tirupati Venkateshwara Temple, Tirupati
The Tirumala Venkateshwara Temple at Tirupati is known for its sweet laddus. These laddus made of flour and sugar can be bought from the temple in various sizes, and these are also a major source of income of the temple, which is among the top richest temples of India.
Mahadeva Temple, Thrissur
Mahadeva Temple is located in a small village Mazhuvanchery in Thrissur district. Interestingly, this temple offers books, CDs, brochures, etc. as prasad to the devotees as the temple authorities believe that imparting knowledge and wisdom is the greatest prasad one could offer.
Murugan temple, Palani
The prasad offered at Palani Murugan Temple is called Panchamritham, which is prepared using five fruits, jaggery and sugar candy. The temple has opened a separate manufacturing unit for prasad due to its popularity among devotees.
Visit these temples in India and enjoy the sweet, delicious and unique prasads offered!