Published On: Sun, Sep 1st, 2013

The Glories of Mahaprasada

(VNN) by Gopal Jiu Publications

Gopal Jiu Publications is pleased to announce the release of issue #14 of
Sri Krishna Kathamrita magazine, “The Glories of Mahaprasada”.

Prasada, the sacred food remnants of theKK_14_Cover_final_Small_Front Lord, are revered by devotees
everywhere. However, in Jagannath Puri that tradition reaches heights that
are not found anywhere else. This issue of Sri Krishna Kathamrita examines
the culture surrounding prasada in general and particularly sheds light on
many little-known details of the ancient tradition of mahaprasada in
Jagannath Puri.

Topics include:

* Collected instructions from Srila Prabhupada regarding the importance of
prasada, cooking for Lord Jagannath, and temple prasada preparation and

* Traditional recipes used at Puri in cooking for Lord Jagannath.

* Many little known stories about prasada from Puri, various Puranas, and
rare literatures.

* Details of the kitchen of Jagannath in Puri, including the number and
types of cooks, ingredients used and forbidden, procedures for cooking,
rituals for offering, the items offered to the Lord, and the tradition and
types of clay pots used for cooking and offering to Lord Jagannath.

* Srila Rupa Goswami, Srila Sanatan Goswami, Srila Lochan Das Thakur, Srila
Thakur Bhaktivinode, Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati, Sri Srimad Gour
Govinda Swami, and contemporary devotees on the topic of prasada.

* What is the difference between prasada, mahaprasada and maha-mahaprasada?

* Traditional etiquette observed in Jagannath Puri when honoring

* Why was Jagannath prasada so relishable for Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu?

Ordering information for this issue is available at:

The following excerpts can be read at the above link:

* Front cover

* Back cover

* Table of contents

* Editorial: “The Intoxicant of Affection”, and letters to the editor

* Etiquette in Taking Jagannath Prasada

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