As a child ,I always looked forward to visiting the Gurudwara with my Sikh friends. Honestly, as a kid, the charm was less spiritual but more for that divine taste of Karah prasad, which each one would get after meeting Babaji
Like most prasads in every shrine, the karah prasad (which is basically a wheat based halwa) is heavenly.
One can feel the taste of love and devotion in each bite of that prasad. After ardaas,when one comes out of darbaar(main hall), the Sewadar serves everybody a dollop of hot aromatic karha prasad in our cupped hands. This Karah prasad is sooooo hot and yumm, that as a child, we used to go again and queue up to get another serving of it.
The Gurudwara Karah prasad is really special and slightly different from what we make as halwa at home.
Have you ever wondered what makes it like that?
Let’s dive in to know why it’s so delicious and difficult to satiate with just one serving
Its love all the way
Firstly it’s a prasad, so it is made with utmost love and is surely a food blessed by the Guru. The prasad is served from the same bowl to everyone and is shared out among all in equal proportions . It is a symbol of equality -showing that everyone is same and equal in God’s house. Prasad served with equality, devotion and blessings is truly special.
Balance and proportion creates magic
Lastly it has the same amount of whole-wheat flour, clarified butter and sugar -the proportion is 1:1:1:3 ratio of wheat flour, ghee, sugar and water respectively. It is believed the proportion is kept same to emphasize the equality of men and women.
It is amazing how rich the Indian culture is, such that even a prasad has so many messages to give. It signifies equality of gender, no discrimination, patience and virtue. Such prasad not only heals the body but purifies the mind and soul as well
May we continue feeding on the blessings and Karah prasad of Babaji, forever.