Panchamrit or Charnamrut is a holy concoction. It is essentially made from five holy ingredients or panch amrut. Majorly, we use it for Hindu rituals and puja. It tastes sweet and milky with nuts coming in each sip. Here’s how to make Panchamrut at home in no time!
Made from diverse ingredients, Panchamrut or Panchamrit is one of the most important elements of any rituals performed as per the Hindu way of life. We use it during the rituals and also as a prasadam on several instances.
Quintessentially speaking, Panchamrit has five main ingredients, yogurt, cow’s milk, honey, sugar and ghee. Many people even tend to add jaggery in place of sugar. However, you can always suit yourself!
Yogurt and ghee made from cow’s milk is used to make this drink.
As per the Sanskrit language, the word, ‘panch’ means ‘five’ and ‘amrit’ means ‘the elixir of gods’. Furthermore, because Panchamrit is also bestowed at the feet of deities, it is many times known as Charnamrit as well.
It is believed that Gods attained immortality after drinking Panchamrit. Therefore, each ingredient used in it is special and has its own significance. For instance:
Milk – It symbolizes purity. Always cow milk is used to make this drink.
Honey – It grants you sweet and kind speech.
Yogurt – It aids procreation.
Sugar – It brings you happiness.
Ghee – It marks knowledge.
Apart from these must have ingredients, dry fruits and tulsi leaves are also added to this prasad. You can read an article in hindi which has more details about Panchamrut here.
Benefits of Panchamrit
What is Panhamrit Abhishek?
Panchamrit Abhishek is a hindi ritual where the god idols are bathed with panchamrit. It is performed at temples and at homes. Mantras are chanted throughout the process.
How to make Panchamrut Step by Step
Add all the ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Refrigerate for a few hours before serving.
These five essential ingredients: honey, sugar, milk, yogurt, and ghee, which are used to make Panchamrit are considered to be the sustenance for life
- 1/2 litre Raw Cow's milk
- 200 g Cow's Milk Curd
- 4 tsp Honey
- 2 tsp Sugar
- 1 tsp Cow's Milk Ghee
- 10-12 Phool makhane cut into small pieces
- 1 tsp Chironji
- 10-12 Tulsi leaves
- 1 tsp Ganga Jal
- 1 tbsp Almonds Chopped
- 1 tbsp Cashew Nuts Chopped
- 1 tbsp Dry Coconut Grated
- 1 tbsp Raisins Chopped
- Mix all the ingredients in a bowl.
- Keep refrigerated.
Use only cow's milk and yogurt to make panchamrit.
Make it 30 minutes prior to use and refrigerate until ready to serve.
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