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Food Offering At Badrinath Temple

Unique food offerings are made at the Badrinath Temple or Shri Badrinath Dham in Uttarakhand. The popular belief is that Goddess Lakshmi cooks the food (bhog or naivedya) for Badrinath or Bhagavan Vishnu at the temple kitchen. The first main food offering to the deity is at morning around 6:30 AM. The food offered is mewa.

Next offering is at 7:30 AM and this is kheer bhog.

The main food offering of the day is at 12:00 PM. Kesaria Bhog – yellowed-hued rice with kesar (saffron) and dal – arhar and moong dal with a little chana dal, cooked together are the main offering. Plain rice is offered along with the offering.

The final food offering is doodh baath (mik rice) and this is at 9:30 PM.

Devotees visiting the temple offer mishri or rock sugar, dry dates and fruits and dry leaves.

The temple doors are never closed during the food offerings in the temple.