BRAHMOTSAVAM SPECIAL STORY-6
GODDESS OF RICHES ENJOYS TASTY DISHES TOO !
Tiruchanoor, 28 November 2016: It is not only the riches that Goddess Padmavathi devi, the incarnation of Goddess Mahalakshmi, enjoys but tasty and colourful mouthwatering dishes too.
Over a dozen varieties of prasadams are being prepared during different hours in the famous shrine of Tiruchanoor.
During the first bell at 6:30am, prasadams including Matra, exclusively made out of fresh cream, Sira, Pongali, Chakkera Pongali Pulihora, Dadhyodanam were prepared and offered to Goddess in the temple.
On Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Sundays during the second bell, Laddu, Vada, Chakkera Pongali, Pulihora, Dadhyodanam are offered to Ammavaru. During the Kalyanotsavam period, Chakkera Pongali, Pulihora and Appam are offered to the deity. In the evening during the Unjal Seva time between 5pm and 6pm Sundal is being offered.
While during Tiruppavada Seva on Thursday, 70 kilos of Pulihora, Jilebi, Muruku, Dosa, Appam, Senagalu, Kadambam, Pesarapappu, Panakam will be prepared. On Fridays, Pulihora, Dosa, Kadambam, Sundal and Payasam are offered to the main deity.
Apart from the various delicacies of prasadams, Ksheerannam, a special annaprasadam which is exclusively prepared out in milk is offered to the Goddess during special days and festive occasions.
AMMAVARI AMRITA KALASAM
Ammavari Amrita Kalasam, this is the name given to the Laddu Prasadam of Goddess Padmavathi Devi. This prasadam was introduced in the year 2000 in the temple of Tiruchanoor.
The quantity of ingredients used in this tasty prasadam includes four kilos of Besan flour, eight kilos of sugar, three kilos of desi ghee, 90 grams elachi, 10 grams sonthi, six grams camphor, five grams jajikaya(Nutmeg) for the preparation of 100 laddus.
After Laddu prasadam, the Vada of Goddess is the most sought after prasadam. A Vada Padi includes 59 vadas. To prepare a padi vada it requires four kilos urud dal, two kilos rice, 1.75 kilos desi ghee, 70 grams black pepper, 70 grams cumin seeds, 250 grams salt, 70 grams hing, 1.14 kilos greengram, 700 grams cashew are being utilised.
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