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Panchamritham of Palani temple in Tamil Nadu gets GI tag

Panchamritham of Palani temple in Tamil Nadu gets GI tag

The famous Panchamritham, an offering (Prashad) of the Palani Dandayuthaswamy temple, in Tamil Nadu, has been granted the Geographical Identity (GI) tag.

The office of the Deputy Director, Geographical Indications, Chennai has given GI tag.

This is the first temple from Tamil Nadu offering Prashad to be conferred this honour. Earlier, the Tanjavoor Veenai, Madurai Malligai, Neelgiri Tea leaves as well as Turmeric from Erode from Tamil Nadu have been bestowed with Geographical Identity tags.

The unique Panchamritam of Palani temple is prepared using five sweet substances including plantains, jaggery, grapes, forest honey and ghee. The quality of the Panchamritham is being monitored by the Central Research Institute of Food Technology in Mysore. It is also noteworthy that Palani temple is one of the six Kartikeya temples in Tamil Nadu.

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