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Mahaprasad now on postage stamp, available at post offices

The famous ‘Mahaprasad’ offered to Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and Goddess Subhadra at Jagannath temple in Odisha’s holy town Puri now features on postage stamps released by Department of Posts earlier this month.

Mahaprasad – the cooked delicacy offered to deities – is among six types of Bhog Prasads that are being depicted through postage stamps. The others are – Modak, Chhappan Bhog, Peda, Sandesh and Tirupati Ladoo.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on November 3, released a set of 24 commemorative stamps and Miniature Sheets on Indian Cuisines, at the inauguration ceremony of the World Food India 2017, in New Delhi.

The stamp is available at post offices at Rs 5. Notably, Mahaprasad is the term applied to items offered to Lord Jagannath in the 12th century shrine in Puri.

Besides, Festival Food which includes Malpua, Pongal, Motichur Laddoo, Gujhiya, Seviyan, Thekua; Popular Food viz. Poha Jalebi, Golgappa, Dhokla, Chhole Bhature, Idli Dosa, Vada Pav and Regional Food which includes Baby Appam, Baghare Baingan, Dal Bati, Litti Chokha, Makke ki Roti Sarson ka Saag and Biryani also found place in the list.

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