The largest temples in Telangana will now serve prasadam made with millets, following the example of the Kashi Vishwanath Temple in Varanasi.
With the government pushing the case for millets, everyone is making a beeline for it, including various state governments. Millets will now be used to prepare prasadam at all of Telangana's important temples.
The officials of the Endowments Department stated that the choice to create prasadam was made with the devotees' health in mind. The department would initially commence the distribution of prasadam in important temples, including Yadadri Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple, Balkampet Yellamma Temple, Mahankali Temple in Secunderabad, and Basara Saraswati Temple in Adilabad. According to the administrators, millets have been used to prepare prasadam at the Balkampet Yellamma Temple recently.
A Indrakaran Reddy, the Endowments Minister, has authorised the filing directing the temples to begin producing the millets-based prasadam. According to a senior official, the temple management has been putting a strong emphasis on the devotees' health, and as part of those efforts, the prasadam is prepared in a clean environment. The temples have been using more jaggery and limiting the amount of sugar, and soon millets will take precedence. Arikalu, Korralu (Foxtail Millet Rice), AnduKorralu (Brown Top Millet), Samalu (Little Millet), Udhalu (Barnyard Millet), Jaggery, Pure Ghee, cashew nuts, and Kismiss are the elements that go into making laddus. Millets are non-gluten, anti-acidic, and detoxify the body.
These work well to lower blood pressure and gastrointestinal problems like gastric ulcers.
The campaign to promote millets has been launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The United Nations has proclaimed 2023 to be the Year of Millets as a result of his initiative. The millet prasadam was initiated by the Kashi Vishwanath Temple in Varanasi. The Yogi Adityanath administration has partnered with self-help organisations to supply millets. According to the source, all significant temple management would immediately solicit bids in accordance with the new menu from the vendors. According to the official, major temples have bulk suppliers, and the new mandate will affect the supplies.