Panchamritham is a homemade liquid sweet, which is offered to God during worship or Puja in Hinduism. This sweet mixture is made of five ingredients. Pancha is 5, amrutham is nectar. In Hindu Mythology Nectar (Amrutham) is a divine food of Gods which gives them Immortality.5 ingredients are honey, jaggery, milk, yogurt, and ghee. It is made at home and at temples as a luxurious offering to God during worship. Panchamritham is filled in a bowl and kept in front of God idol representing that we are offering it god. Rest is offered to guests. After offering to god, pamchamrutham is considered holy and consumed with uttermost devotion. In certain regions, yagna is performed, and panchamrit is offered to God by pouring it on fire.
Many variations of panchamrithams are made in different regions. This one is a simple and widely accepted version.
पयोदधिघृतं चैव मधु च शर्करायुतं।
पंचामृतं मयानीतं स्नानार्थं प्रतिगृह्यताम।।
- ½ cup - milk
- 1 tbsp - honey
- 1 tbsp - sugar
- 1 tbsp - homemade yogurt
- 1 tsp - ghee
- Mix all ingredients till sugar melts.