Ayodhya Ram Mandir: Food Offerings Flood In From Across India

Ahead of Ram Mandir consecration in Ayodhya on January 22, 2024, devotees from across the nation have started sending in offerings in the form of food, grains, sweets and more. Meanwhile, many are flocking to the city of Ayodhya to also get a taste of the local delicacies on offer, ranging from street foods to simple, sattvic meals at community kitchens. Here is what all happened and covered by Slurrp in the world of food and beverages related to the inauguration of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya. 

Ayodhya Ram Mandir Receives 300 Tons Of Aromatic Rice From Chattisgarh

Chattisgarh Chief Minister Vishnu Deo Sai flagged off 11 trucks containing 300 tons of aromatic rice to Ayodhya. Organised by the Chhattisgarh Pradesh Rice Millers Association, the grain was sent to be a part of ‘Ramji Bhog and Bhandara’ on the inaugural day. Since the state is considered the maternal home of Lord Rama and called the rice bowl of India, CM Sai reportedly felt blessed to send off the grain and participate in the inauguration of Ram Mandir in Ayodhya. Click here to read the full story.

Ahead Of Consecration Of Ram Mandir, FMCG Companies And Food Service Chains Set Up Shops In Ayodhya

The preparations for the inauguration of Ram Mandir in Ayodhya are in full swing. Celebrities, cricketers, and politicians have received invites. Moreover, this event has caused a surge in tourism in the city with prices of hotels and flights touching the sky. Amid this, food service chains and FMCG companies decided to invest and open shops around the city. Burger Singh, a famous pan-Indian QSR chain, has opened an outlet in Ayodhya’s Civil Lines area. Here are other brands that see Ayodhya as the new market for development and industrial boom.

Ram Mandir In Ayodhya To Offer Elaicha Dana Prasad On The Inaugural Day

Reports suggest that amid the preparation for the inaugural day, the temple has decided to offer prasad containing cardamom seeds. Devotees attending the ceremony and witnessing the grand celebration of the consecration ceremony of Ram Mandir in Ayodhya will receive packets of cardamom seeds. Reportedly, 5 lakh such packets have been made for the purpose of distribution. Check out the five sweet dishes comprising cardamom seeds that you can make to celebrate the homecoming of Ram Lalla in nearby temples or at home on January 22, 2023.

Ayodhya Ram Mandir Receives 1 Lakh Ladoos From TTD

To mark the historic day of the consecration of Ram Mandir in Ayodhya, the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD), who take care of the Tirumala Lord Venkateswara Temple, announced that they will distribute one lakh ladoos to devotees. It will happen on January 21, 2024, a day before the inauguration of the Ram Temple. Each ladoo distributed in the Tirumala temple weighs around 170 gm. Reportedly, A.V. Dharma Reddy, executive officer of TTD, said this was a gesture of goodwill. Click here to read more about the story.

Ayodhya’s Famous Hanumangarhi Ladoo Gets GI Tag

Until the inauguration of Ram Mandir on January 22, 2024, all eyes are on Ayodhya. Amid this, the city's famous Hanumangarhi ladoo received the prestigious Geographical Indicator (GI) tag, which further establishes the legacy it has created so far. Prepared with desi ghee and gram flour, this laddo is offered to Lord Hanuman at the Hanuman Garhi Temple. The production of this delicacy is the source of employment for 200 people in the city. Here is all you need to know about the sweet shop that makes this ladoo and why receiving the GI tag is a moment of pride for it.

Chef Vishnu Manohar To Make 7,000 Kg Halwa On Ayodhya Ram Mandir’s Inauguration Day

Nagpur’s Chef Vishnu Manohar, who is known for his fusion cooking, is eyeing to create a world record by preparing 7,000 kg halwa for the consecration of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya. The utensil in which the chef will make the delicacy reportedly has a volume of 12,000 litres, and he has applied for the Guinness World Records, Asia Book of Records, Limca Book of Records, and India Book of Records. He will be using water, ghee, rava, dry fruits, sugar, cardamom powder, and milk to prepare the prasad. Click to read about it in detail.

Order Ayodhya Ram Mandir Prasad Online

Many devotees wish to witness this grand event, but not everyone can be present in Ayodhya. Therefore, people across the country will be celebrating this historical day by preparing sweets, visiting nearby temples dedicated to Lord Rama, and hosting feasts. To make this event more memorable, the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teeth Kshetra decided to facilitate devotees to order Ram Mandir prasad online. One can visit a website and place an order to receive the prasad in any Indian city or abroad. Click to learn more about the website.

World’s First Seven-Star Vegetarian Hotel Opening In Ayodhya

In an interview with the media, Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath said that he has received a proposal for the world’s first seven-star vegetarian hotel in Ayodhya. Among many religious events, this food joint will also organise a grand event every year to celebrate the consecration of Ram Mandir scheduled to take place on January 22, 2024. Featuring 56 air-conditioned rooms, luxury decor, and state-of-the-art construction and services, the hotel will also boast a vegetarian restaurant called Naivedyam. Click to read more about this and other luxury project proposals in Ayodhya.

Ram Mandir In Ayodhya Receives 10 Kg Sweet Gada, 560 Kg Petha From Agra

According to recent reports going viral, a sweet shop in Agra has created a mace (gada, an ancient weapon used by many deities) using the base of cashew paste. It was adorned using sweets, almonds, pistachios, and saffron. Panchi Petha, famous for selling a variety of petha in the city of Taj, has sent 56 varieties of this delicacy, 1 kg of each variation amounting to 560 kg of the sweet, to Ayodhya. Click here to read what the shop owners have to say about their bit to participate in the consecration of Ram Mandir.

Shop In Ayodhya Receives Order Of 551 Special Paan Ahead Of Ram Mandir Inauguration

Chaurasiya Paan Bhandar, a small paan shop in Ayodhya, has received an order to deliver 551 special paans dedicated to the Gods. The shop makes a variety of this sweet and has been sending it every morning to be offered to the deities. These 551 paans will be made using choona, candied cherries, satna chutney, fennel seeds, gulkand, gari, karaunda, cloves, cardamom seeds, and candied fennel. All these ingredients will be wrapped in a betel leaf and held together by holding a piercing with a candied cherry. Click to read about it more.

45 Community Kitchens To Open In Ayodhya

Reportedly, Ayodhya will be witnessing a footfall of thousands of devotees every month between January and March 2024 ahead of its inauguration on January 22, 2024. Like many other temple towns, the Ram Mandir trust, Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teertha Kshetra, has been receiving food grains, ghee, butter, tea, spices, and other essentials since October 2023. After receiving so much food, around 45 community kitchens will start working in Ayodhya on January 23, 2024, a day after the Pran Pratishtha ceremony, to feed free meals to more than 25,000 devotees every day. Here are other community kitchens in temple towns of India that you must know about

Devotees In Ayodhya Ram Mandir Will Receive Food In Dona Pattal

One of the ways that local mills will be contributing to the Pran Pratishtha ceremony of Ram Mandir in Ayodhya is by supplying pollution-free dona pattal plates, bowls, and cutleries to the temple. From prasad to meals, devotees will receive food in these eco-friendly plant-based disposables. Yash Pakka Limited Mill has announced that they will be providing dona pattals to cut down on pollution and feed devotees at ‘bhandaras’. The trust has received lakhs of different types of plates and bowls that they will use to feed people coming to witness the grand event from across India. Click to read more

20 Kg Replica Of Ayodhya Ram Mandir Made From Biscuits

Amid unique sweets and delicacies, a resident in Durgapur, West Bengal, has created a 20 kg replica of the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya using nothing but Parle G biscuits. This unique creation has gone viral on social media and has been attracting views from an international audience. It took him around five days to create this masterpiece, and to keep it in place, he also used glue, thermacol, and plywood. Chhotan Ghosh is known to create many such attractive replicas of real-life models. Read to know more about him.

Ayodhya Ram Mandir Receives Ladoo Weighing More Than 1000 Kg

Ayodhya Ram Mandir received another edible masterpiece created by a team of 30 men in Hyderabad. They worked for 24 hours straight to create a ladoo weight 1265 kg. Nagabhushan Reddy has been the owner of Shree Ram Catering, a catering shop, since 2000, and on the day of Bhoomi Pooja of the Ram Temple, he decided that he would offer 1 kg ladoo to the temple until the day of its inauguration. It was sent to Ayodhya in a refrigerated box after using ingredients and techniques that ensured the sweet wouldn’t get destroyed on its way to the Ram Mandir. Click to read more

Centre Issues Notice For Selling Fake Ayodhya Ram Mandir Prasad 

The Central Consumer Protection Authority (CCPA) has issued a notice to Amazon Services, accusing the ecommerce giant of selling food products under the name 'Shri Ram Mandir Ayodhya Prasad' on their platform. The Centre has asked Amazon to respond for engaging in “deceptive trade practices” within seven days. The notice was given on January 19, "failing which necessary action may be initiated against them under the provisions of the Consumer Protection Act, 2019", the government said on Friday in a news release. Click to read more.

PM Modi On Coconut Water Diet Ahead Of Ayodhya Ram Temple Consecration; Know The Benefits

As part of a special initiative leading up to the pran pratistha of Ram Lalla for the consecration ceremony of the Lord Ram temple in Ayodhya, Prime Minister Narendra Modi follows a coconut water diet. The Prime Minister is following a special diet based on the principles of Yam Niyam, which excludes certain items like onion and garlic. As PM Modi follows this regimen, he adheres to strict practices, including sleeping on the floor and consuming solely coconut water. This ritual, rooted in the principles of purifying the body and soul, aims to prepare the Prime Minister for his sacred duties. Click to read more.

Fruits And Sugar Among Divine Offerings On Day 5 Of Vedic Ceremonies In Ayodhya Ram Mandir

On the fifth day of vedic ceremonies in Ayodhya Ram Mandir, priests offered sugar and fruits to Gods while chanting mantras. The sweetness and purity in these food items is high significant in Vedic practices. This was done ahead of the preparation of the consecration of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya. Read to know more about the upcoming ceremonies

Guests Attending Ram Mandir Consecration To Be Served ‘Sattvik’ Food 

Reportedly, 20,000 packets of mahaprasad have been prepared for distribution among devotees post-inauguration of the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya. At least 15,000 separate packets of prasad have been prepared to be given to invitees attending the grand event. They will contain gud revri, cardamom seeds, two mava ladoos, ramdana chikki, tulsi diya, and Akshat-roli. After the consecration of the Ram Temple, devotees will consume a 'sattvic' feast made from millet and legumes. A few dishes on the menu include matar kachori, thepla, and almond barfi. Click here to read the story.