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Rama Navami 2024: Panakam to Neer Mor, 5 bhog items to offer Lord Rama

Know the divine significance of Rama Navami 2024 with traditional 5 bhog offerings to honor Lord Rama. Delve into the spiritual essence as devotees prepare sacred items to commemorate this auspicious occasion.

Written By: Muskan Gupta @guptamuskan_ New Delhi Published on: April 16, 2024 10:58 IST
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As the auspicious occasion of Rama Navami approaches, devotees around the world are gearing up to celebrate the birth anniversary of Lord Rama, the seventh incarnation of Lord Vishnu. The day holds significant spiritual importance for Hindus, marking the birth of the Maryada Purushottam, the epitome of righteousness and virtue. This year, Rama Navami will be observed on April 17. One of the central rituals of Rama Navami celebrations is offering bhog (food) to Lord Rama. The bhog items not only signify reverence and devotion but also foster a deeper spiritual connection with the divine. As devotees prepare to celebrate Rama Navami 2024, here are five traditional bhog items that devotees can offer to honour the beloved deity on this sacred day.

Panakam (Sweet Drink)

Panakam is a refreshing and sweet drink made from jaggery, water, cardamom, and sometimes a hint of ginger. It symbolises purity and offers a cooling effect, especially during the warm days of spring. Devotees believe that offering Panakam to Lord Rama signifies the sweet nectar of devotion and brings spiritual satisfaction.

Maha Prasad (Mixed Rice)

Maha Prasad, also known as mixed rice or chitranna, is a savoury dish made with rice, lentils, vegetables, and spices. It is prepared with great care and offered to the deity before being distributed among devotees as a blessed meal. Maha Prasad symbolises the essence of community, sharing, and divine grace.

Tulsi Leaves (Holy Basil)

Tulsi, or Holy Basil, holds immense significance in Hinduism and is considered sacred in the worship of Lord Vishnu. Devotees offer fresh Tulsi leaves to Lord Rama as part of the bhog. Tulsi leaves are known for their medicinal properties and are believed to purify the mind, body, and soul, fostering spiritual growth and well-being.

Nere Mor (Spiced Buttermilk)

Nere Mor, also known as Spiced Buttermilk, is a traditional South Indian drink made by diluting yogurt with water and adding spices like ginger, green chili, curry leaves, and coriander leaves. It is a perfect blend of flavours - tangy, spicy, and cooling. Offering Nere Mor to Lord Rama is believed to invoke blessings for good health and vitality.


Offering a variety of fresh fruits is a common practice during religious ceremonies, including Rama Navami. Fruits symbolise abundance, purity, and gratitude toward nature's bounty. Devotees often offer bananas, apples, oranges, mangoes, and other seasonal fruits to Lord Rama as a gesture of devotion and humility.

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