Puri is one of the four major dhams in India for Hindu. Lord Jagannath is considered as the Live Deity. He along His brother Lord Balabhadra and sister Lord Subhadra are being worshiped in the Puri Temple. Every Year his devotees from different parts of India and the world visit Puri in large numbers to have a Darshan of the deities and take away his dry Mahaprasad along with them.
When we talk about "PURI DHAM MAHAPRASAD", There are few options available. Let's cover them below.
a) Anna Mahaprasad or Abhada: It includes items like rice, ghee rice, mixed rice, cumin seed and asaphoetida-ginger rice mixed with salt, and dishes like sweet dal, plain dal mixed with vegetables, mixed curries of different types, Saaga Bhaja', Khatta, Besara, Mahura. The devotees can directly come to the area called ANANDA BAZAAR where this Mahaprasad is served to them. The devotees can also take away these prasad along with them which has to be used on the same day only, otherwise the Anna Prasad might no longer get fresh and pleasant to eat.
b) NIRMALYA or KAIBALYA: This is actually dried rice which can be preapared on the hot sun in Kaibalya Baikuntha.
- The people of Orissa preserve it to take even an iota of Nirmalya after performing daily Puja.
- Even in Orissa, household it is required at the time of Nirbandha or (marriage negotiation).
- There is a belief among Hindus that if Nirmalya is given to a person on his death bed, he is certain to find a place for himself in the heaven after his death following atonement of all his sins.
You can find NIRMALYA in the Ananda Bazaar when you get a chance to visit the temple. Now, it is available in some of the websites like Ritikart (https://www.ritikart.com) form the devotees who stays away from Odisha or cannot come to take the LORD's Darshan and take his Mahaprasad among with them.
Direct link to order this: https://www.ritikart.com/puri-shree-jagannath-temple-maha-prasad-nirmalya-kaibalya-140-gram-id-2672514.html
c) DRY MAHAPRASAD or Sukhila Sweet Bhoga: This is the most convenient and easy to carry MAHAPRASAD which the devotees can carry along with them to distance places. It consists of Pheni, Gaja, Magaji Ladoo, Sacred Tulsi Leaves. The whole things are kept inside a Palm-Leaf Box known as Bhogei and served to the Lord in the name of the devotee.
So, the idea of sharing the above information is to make the devotees know about how they can get Puri Lord Jagannath's Blessings and his Mahaprasad. Also some of the important facts which everyone must know about the Mahaprasad.
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