Not Laddus or Pongal, This Chennai Temple Serves Brownies-Burgers As Prasadam!

March 27, 2017, Chennai

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Chennai, Mar 27: When you think aboout Prasadams in Temple, items that usually crosses your mind are Pongal, Tamarind rice or Laddo. However, this temple in outskirts of Chennai has moved beyond and opted for some Amercian prasads. Yes, the Jaya Durga Peetham in Padappai is offering brownies, burgers, cracker sandwiches and cherry tomato salads at the temple.

These American menus in Temple is also certified by FSSAI and each item is marked with an expiry date.  Not just the menu but the temple has modernised its services too. Here, you will find visitors slipping token into vending machines to collect boxes of their 'pret-a-prasadam', prepared with precision in the automated temple kitchen.

"The idea was to show that anything that is nutritious and prepared in a clean kitchen with a clean mind can be served to God. It doesn't have to be only traditional dishes," says K Sridhar, a herbal oncologist who helped set up the temple 

Another hit among the older devotees at the temple is the 'birthday cake prasadam', which was introduced a few months ago, wherein they deliver a cake to devotees on their birthday along with an agar deepam (a traditional oil lamp) instead of candles.


Courtesy - Story Pick, TOI