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Mahaprasad at Puri Jagannath Temple to undergo quality checks before being sold to devotees

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According to a report in Times of India Lord Jagannath’s Mahaprasad will now undergo quality check before being sold to devotees and the administration has decided to use the services of a food inspector for the task, a first of its kind initiative in the country.

Every day, Mahaprasad, consisting of at least 15 varieties of vegetarian food, is cooked for nearly 20,000 devotees at the 12th century shrine. The temple’s kitchen is touted as the biggest shrine kitchen in the country. Temple sources said at least 100 servitors belonging to Suar Nijog (a type of priests) sell Mahaprasad worth over Rs 10 lakh on the shrine campus every day.

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