According to ” Skanda Purana” Lord Jagannath redeems the devotees by permitting them to partake his Mahaprasad,to have His darshan and to worship him by observing rituals and by offering of gifts .Mahaprasad is treated here as ‘Anna Brahma’.
Everyday Lord Shree Jagannath is served with 56 Types of dishes, known as the Chappan Bhog.
Here are 11 amaging unknown facts about Shree Jagannath Mahaprasad.
1. The Prasad or holy offering to the Lord is cooked on firewood in seven vessels or pots kept one above the other. The miracle is that the food kept in the topmost vessel gets cooked first, followed by the second and so on till the seventh or lowest one above the fire gets cooked.
2. The quantity of Mahaprasad cooked inside the Temple remains the same for the entire year. But that same quantity of prasad can feed few thousand people to a few lakh of people, there has never been shortfall.