An avid wordsmith, Shalini Mahapatra’s ,”Shri Jagannath Mahaprasad Legends Miracles Myths”, a Lord Jagannath Consciousness book has been released recently.
New Book On Mahaprasad
Dharmendra Pradhan, Union Minister Petroleum & Natural Gas has released the book on Rath Jatra at the Shree Jagannath Temple, Hauz Khaus here.
The book encompasses the quintessence of Jagannath culture that lies in its humanistic approach towards religious acceptance, brotherhood and national integration.
An integral part of the Jagannath culture is the food culture that is associated with it as Mahaprasad.
Shri Jagannath Mahaprasad personifies faith and spirituality trough food. It stands for unification, integration and secularism.
A close look at the various sweets and savoury dishes served to the Gods, recognizes the migration of food from the Eastern shores of Puri to across the Indian subcontinent and beyond.
Much accepted as part of other Indian cuisines, many food preparations have their epicurean history rooted to the ancient Jagannath food culture which as per records can be taken to 12th century AD when the present temple was built or even beyond.
A peep into the Gods’ kitchen, serving a daily platter of 56 food assortment ; prepared with the assistance of 1000 cooks ,gives us an overall understanding of how a balanced and healthy diet can be taken on a daily basis