Significance of the ingredients of Panchamrut or Panchamrit or Charnamrit.
All religious Hindu Pooja and functions are incomplete without the Panchamrut- Panchamrit prasad. It is a milk and curd diluted offering to the Gods and is considered auspicious and highly pleasing to the deities. “Panchamrit” or “Charnamrit” as it is popularly called is actually the 5 Nectars mixed together, namely; Milk, Curd, Ghee (clarified butter), Honey and Sugar. Some Tulsi or Holy Basil leaves or banana pieces are also put in it for a different taste.
Basil makes the Panchamrit even more holy as goddess Laxmi is said to reside in Tulsi plant, and the Basil or Tulsi was one of the 14 Gems that was obtained out of the churning of the milky way or the Samudra Manthan. during Shravan Maas, temples all over India worship the Shiva Linga with litres and litres of Panchamrut. Read about Shravan Maas/Mahina here.
Worshipping gods and their idols with Panchamrut is considered highly auspicious.
Significance of the ingredients of Panchamrut/Panchamrit/Charnamrit.
- Milk is for the blessing of purity and piousness.
- Yogurt is for prosperity and progeny.
- Honey is for sweet speech.
- Ghee is for victory.
- Sugar is for happiness.
- Water is for purity.
Method to Make Panchamrut/Panchamrit
Ingredients for Panchamrut
* Fresh whisked (beaten) Curd- 500 gram (2 1/2 cup)
* Cold Milk – 100 gram(1/2 cup)
* Sugar- 50 gram ( 1/4 cup)
* Honey – 1 table spoon
* Basil leaves – 8-10
How to make Charnamrit
Take the whisked curd in a vessel and add the Milk, Sugar, honey and sugar to it. Now mix it with a spoon well. Add the Tulsi leaves to it and offer it to the Gods as an honest offering. All your hearts wish will come true.