Miniature Sheet on FDC – India 2017- Indian Cuisine -Bhog Prasad.
The Festive season in India is at its Peak with various types of Festivals all across the Country. The sweets offered or associated with Temples and Deities are known as Bhog Prasad. The recipes have not undergone major changes and the dedicated Chefs at temple kitchens get much of the credit for such cuisines.
A Miniature Sheet was issued on 03 Nov 2017 containing six stamps of Rupees Five each on these Bhog Prasads.A FDC with a miniature sheet of Rs 30 on Bhog Prasad is listed.
Modak – Indian sweet made of flour and has fillings of grated coconut. It is a favourite sweet of Hindu Deity Ganesha.
Mahaprasad – Lord Jagannath Temple in Puri Odisha is known for Mahaprasad. different types of rice, dal and vegetables.
Chhappan Bhog – means 56 dishes which are offered to the deity.
Peda – It is associated with Mathura and Lord Krishna. Made of flour, mawa , milk and cardamom.A delicious sweet.
Sandesh – It is a Bengali sweet made milk and sugar. A delicacy for the Bengal region.
Tirupati laddu – It is associated with Tirumala Venkateshwara Temple in Tirupati. This ritual of offering Ladoo to LordVenkateshwara started in 1715. Tirupati Ladoo has a Geographical indication Tag & TTD has rights to this prasad. It is made of gram flour, sugar, cashew, oil, raisins etc.