Sunday, April 20, 2008

An Offering to the Goddess

Deepa Krishnan has written a wonderful article with pictures (drool) of the pedhas offered to the Mumbadevi.

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In the little lane behind the Mumbadevi temple, doodh pedhas are still made the old fashioned way.

Milk is mixed with sugar, heated and stirred constantly, until it thickens and acquires the colour of a creamy latte.

It is then hand-rolled into little offerings for the Goddess Mumba. Not that she hangs on to them permanently - she merely blesses them, and the priest at the temple hands them right back to you as holy prasad.

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