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Panchamrut

Updated: Apr 15

Panchamrut (पंचामृत) is a sweet concoction made with 5 ingredients. These Panchamrut ingredients are mixed together and offered to God on auspicious occasions. A spoonful of this delicious, sweet Panchamrut mixture is then shared amongst everyone attending the holy ceremony as Tirth / Tirtha / Naivedya / Prasad (blessed food).


Panchamrut for Pooja in Silver Bowls

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This Panchamrut recipe for Pooja gives the exact proportions of ingredients and the order they should be mixed in. Check out how to make Panchamrut for Puja in a quick video below.


Quick, easy to follow video with step-by-step instructions of how to make Panchamrut:


In Sanskrit, Panch means Five and Amrut means Nectar, so Panchamrut means combination of five nectars. To make Panchamrit, five ingredients [Honey (Shahad), Clarified Butter (Ghee), Sugar, Yogurt (Dahi/Curd) and Milk] are taken in a specific proportion and mixed together.

Panchamrut Ingredients kept in Bowls

This sacred mixture is considered pure and is offered to deities during worship in religious Hindu rituals and ceremonies as a symbol of devotion.


Panchamrit in Silver Bowls with a Silver Spoon

Ideally Panchamrut ingredients should be mixed in a silver vessel. Also, if possible, cow’s milk should be used without boiling and ghee (clarified butter) and dahi (yogurt) made from cow’s milk should be used.

 

The way Panchamrut is prepared varies slightly according to different regions and cultures. Nuts, saffron (kesar), Ganga jal, sliced banana, dried fruits, coconut water, etc. are also included as Panchamrit ingredients in some traditions. Tulsi (Holy Basil) leaves can also be added to Panchamrut.

According to the number of devotees attending the ceremony you can easily double or triple this Panchamrit recipe for puja; only stick to the proportions mentioned.


Panchamrut / Charnamrut in a glass bowl with a spoon on side

Panchamruta doesn’t have a long shelf life, so consume it quickly within a day.


Considered as highly auspicious, Panchamrita / Charnamrut is a must have item in any Puja thali. This Panchamrut recipe for puja can be offered to deities during any religious ceremonies or festivals like Satyanarayan pooja, Ganesh Chaturthi, Maha Shivratri, Janmashtami, etc. A symbol of divine blessing, this Tirtha recipe is believed to be purifying and nourishes not just our body but also our soul.

Along with connecting us to Hindu customs, Panchamrut also satisfies our palate. Due to its cultural significance and spiritual nourishment, Panchamrut is an essential part of Hindu rituals.  


 

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Step-by-step instructions with photos for Panchamrit:

In a bowl add Honey (Shahad).

Panchamrut Recipe for Pooja - Method 1


To this add melted Clarified Butter (Ghee) {It should be twice of Honey (Shahad)}

How to make Panchamrut - Method 2


Then add Sugar {It should be twice of Clarified Butter (Ghee)}

Panchamrut Recipe for Puja - Method 3


Now add Yogurt (Dahi / Curd) {It should be twice of Sugar}

Panchamrit recipe - Method 4


Mix everything well till sugar dissolves. Make sure there are no lumps.

Panchamrut recipe - Method 5


Finally add Milk {It should be twice of Yogurt (Dahi / Curd)}

Panchamrit recipe for Puja - Method 6


Mix everything together once again. 

How to make Panchamrit - Method 7


Panchamrut is ready. Offer to God on auspicious occasions.

Tirtha for Puja - Method 8

 

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