Panchamrit /Panchamrut is considered to be the nectar for offering to gods in various religious occasions in Hindu culture. Panch- is five in sanskrit and Amrut is nectar. The five nectars are: Milk, Yogurt, Ghee, Honey and Sugar.According to Hindu mythology, Panchamrit /Panchamrut is generally used to bathe the idols during puja. It is also named as “Charanamrit” in some places of India.
According to mythology, the five elements have symbolic meaning. Milk represents purity, Yoghurt gives us strength, Honey depicts unity because it is prepared jointly by bees, Sugar adds sweetness and Ghee is meant for nourishing the body.
At the end of the Pooja, a little bit of Panchamrit /Panchamrut is offered to all who have attended the pooja as part of the Prasad. After the pooja we can serve it to all as prasad, by giving 1 tsp in the right hand.And if any Panchamrit /Panchamrut is left over then it should be offered to a plant pot or tulsi.
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Ingredients to make Panchamrit /Panchamrut
- ¾ cup Milk
- 1 tbsp Sugar
- 1 tbsp Curd
- ½ tbsp Ghee
- ½ tbsp Honey
Prepping for the Panchamrit / Panchamrut
1) Boil the milk and bring it to room temperature.
2) Beat the curd until smooth
Method for making the Panchamrit / Panchamrut
1) in a big bowl add the milk,
2) To this milk add the sugar
3) Followed by curd (beaten preferably)
4)Ghee which is clarified butter
5)And last but not least honey ( i have used jamun tree honey that’s why the color is dark in my video)
6)And stir it till the time the sugar gets dissolved.
7)Now that everything is mixed in well together pour it in the serving bowl and keep it in front of our lord.
8)After the pooja we can serve it to all as prasad, by giving 1 tsp in the right hand.
9)And if any panchamrut is left over then it should be offered to a plant pot or tulsi.