How to prepare Panchamrita

Panchamrita is an important type of food, notably 5 sweet foods used mainly in Hindu, Jain and puja worship. It is commonly an offering during pooj post. The mixture is usually prepared from a set of ingredients as described below which are used to ‘bathe’ or anoint icons that represent a divinity especially shiva. It is viewed as a form of sanctification as well as a reassertion or promotion of the immortal essence of that deity being worshipped. 

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup yoghurt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tbsp ghee
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp panch meva, chopped
  • Few holi basil leaves (tulsi)

Method:

Mix together all the ingredients and serve immediately

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