September 23, 2022

Mysore/Mysuru: This 12 months, a particular sort of Prasadam (Mysore Pak) made out of Horlicks awaits the devotees who come to Sri Chamundeshwari Temple atop the Chamundi Hill on the primary Friday of Ashada month (Ashada Shukravara) that falls on July 1 (tomorrow).

 Over 35,000 devotees will get the candy that will likely be distributed by Sri Chamundeshwari Seva Samithi and over 30 cooks are within the course of of constructing the Prasadam. The Samithi has been distributing Prasadam each Ashada month on the primary Ashada Friday for the final 17 years.

 In 2020 and 2021, the Prasadam distribution was suspended as a result of COVID pandemic the place even the devotee entry to the Hill was banned.

 The Samithi that normally distributes speciality ladoos to 1000’s of devotees has determined to make Mysore Pak Prasadam cubes with Horlicks this time and 35,000 devotees will have the ability to savour them, mentioned Sri Chamundeshwari Seva Samithi members S.V. Nagesh and Arun Kumar Jain.

 “This may mark the 18th 12 months of Ashada Friday Prasadam distribution by the Samithi,” they mentioned. Knowledgeable sweet-meat cooks from Athithya Catering are making the Prasadam at a choultry in J.P. Nagar. The feat will come to an finish in the present day in order that the Prasadam will be distributed from tomorrow morning, they added.

 Over 600 kg sugar, 175 kg gram flour, 30 tin cooking oil, 16 tin Nandini ghee, 3 kg cardamom and 30 kg Horlicks are getting used to organize the particular dish.

 Nagesh mentioned that the Samithi has been permitted to distribute Prasadam on the new parking zone. “Breakfast will likely be served at 6 am and the mass meals distribution (Anna Santharpane) will start at 10 am and can proceed until 5 pm. Prasadam can even be distributed from 5.15 pm until 7 pm,” he added.

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