Ayodhya Ram Temple To Receive Special Sweets From Agra

The consecration of Ram Mandir in Ayodhya is scheduled for January 22, 2024, for which preparations are in full swing. Reports from across India suggest that devotees are busy doing their bit, preparing food and gifts that they would like to offer to Ram Lalla, and organising events in their hometowns because they cannot make it to Ayodhya. However, there is one city that is sending loads of dry fruits, petha (ash gourd), and anklets for Maa Janaki or Goddess Sita, and that’s Agra. 

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The sweetmakers from the city of Agra, which is just a few hours away from Ayodhya, are offering its finest sweets for the consecration of Ram Temple. Here are all the details you need to know specifically about the offerings that sweetmakers and halwais from Agra are sending into Ayodhya for the Ram Mandir consecration.

10Kg Of Mace (Gada) Made With Dry Fruits To Be Offered To Lord Rama

Reports emerging from Agra suggest that the Brij Rasayan Group has taken the initiative to make a gada or mace (an ancient weapon used by many Hindu religious heroes and gods) using almonds, cashews, pistachios, sweets, and saffron. It currently weighs around 10 kg. Tushar Gupta and Umesh Gupta, owners of the shop, have said in a media interview that they wanted to offer something adorable to Lord Rama. 

They added that they consider it their good fortune that they are capable enough to be able to present a gift to Lord Rama on this special occasion of the consecration of the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya. They revealed that the foundation of the mace is a paste prepared using soaked cashew nuts. It was later mixed with sugar to create a layer over a brace mace that could hold the structure. 

Dry fruits and other sweets were used to decorate this unique dessert. This is the first time that a gada made of sweets and dry fruits has ever been created in the world. 

56 Types Of Petha To Be Offered To Lord Rama

Agra is known for petha, a sweet dish prepared from ash gourd, which is available in many varieties in the city. Reports suggest that in honour of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya, 56 types of pethas are being prepared in Agra, and they will be sent in to Ayodhya as an offering to Ram Lalla. According to reports, a kilogram of each variety of petha will be offered and a total of 560 kg of this sweet delicacy has already reached Ayodhya. 

A shop called Panchi Petha is best known for selling these delights in Agra, and the Agra Trade Board was tasked to deliver it to Ayodhya, where it was reportedly accepted in the presence of RSS leader Ramlal and Rajendra Singh Pankaj of the VHP. Along with this, reports reveal that the temple trust has also received a silver plate, anklets for Goddess Sita, a gem-studded dress, 300 tons of rice, and other essentials for venerations from various parts of the country.