5. Mahaprasad is of two types – ‘Sukhila’ and ‘Sankudi’. Sukhila Mahaprasad consists of dry sweetmeats whereas Sankudi Mahaprasad includes items like rice, ghee rice, mixed rice, cumin seed and asaphoetida-ginger rice mixed with salt & dishes like sweet dal, plain dal mixed with vegetables, mixed curries of different types, Saaga Bhaja (Spinach Fry), Khatta, porridge etc..
6. Mahaprasad is only cooked in earthen pots on wood fires.And then the steam-cooked food is offered to Lord Jagannath first and then to Goddess Bimala after which it becomes Mahaprasad.