The Significance of Charanamrit By astrologer In India
Charanamrit means the blissful water collected from the feet of the Hindu deities after given bath to them.
Charanmrit has the special significance for Hindu devotees. They keep Charanamrit during their prayers and at the end, take it as the blessings of the deities. This not only cleanses the body but also purify the soul.
Charanmrit has the special significance for Hindu devotees. They conclude their prayers by taking Charanamrit as the blessings of the deities.
How to take Charanamrit?
Devotees must cover their heads and take Charanamrit in their right cupid hand and keeping left below it. After that moistened hands over their head.
There is one of the well-known Hindu epic Ramayana. There it is mentioned that in TretaYuga there was the king of Ayodhya, Dashratha. He had three wives Kaushalya, Sumitra and Kaikeyi. Kaushalya gave birth to Rama, Sumitra to Lakshmana & Shatrughan and Kaikeyi to Bharata. Dashratha grew old and wanted to retire.
Rama was eldest son, and thus Dashratha declared him, King. Kaikeyi could not bear that, she wanted her son Bharat to be the king. Kaikeyionce saved the life of Dashratha. Dashratha asked her for two boons. Kakayi answered that she would take at the proper time. Kakayi thought that was the right time and asked for two boons from Dashratha that for one boon, he would send Rama to exile and with another boon declare Bharata as the king.
Rama was an obedient child and immediately ready for the exile. He was accompanied by wife Sita and brother Lakshmana. During the exile, they had to cross River Ganges. There they met sailor Kewat. He washed the feet of Rama, Lakshmana and Sita and collected the water trickled down from their feet in the pot. Later, he and his family drank it. Kewat said to Rama that by taking divine water, he and his family members would attain the salvation. Rama blessed him that all his desires would be fulfilled. After that incident, Kewat and his family lived their entire life peacefully and joyfully.
In the end, their pious soul abode by the heaven. They attained salvation i.e. get rid of the vicious circle of birth and death.Since then, Hindu Devotees take Chranamrit to seek blessings of deities to lead toward their goal and celebrate their each day as a festival.
Recipes of Charanamrit
You can Prepare Charnamrit or Panchamrit in different ways:
(1) Simple Charanamrit Ingredients:
- Chilled unboiled milk – 250 ml
- curd- 75 ml
- Sugar- 1 Tsp
- Basil Leaves-4-7
- Pure Ghee – 2 Tsp
- Ganga Water- 1 Tsp
Method for making Charnamrit:
Combine milk, curd, sugar, Pure Ghee and Ganga water. Stir it till the sugar gets dissolved. Add Basil leaves now. Serve it to all the devotees after the prayers.
( 2) Special Charanamrit for the occasion of Janamastami
On the Occasion of Janamastami, Charanamrit is prepared to give a bath to the deity of child Krishna (Bal Gopal). It trickled down to Bal Gopal(child Krishna)’s lotus feet and collected in the pot for offering to the devotees as the prasad.
- Milk – 1 cup
- Curd – 1 Tsp
- Basil Leaves – 7-9
- Ganga Water – 1 Tsp
- Sugar – ½ cup
- Cuddapah almonds (Chironjee) – 1 Tsp
- Puffed Kernel (Makhana) – 12-14
- Honey- ½ teaspoon
Roast Makhana in a non-stick pan or microwave it for 5 minutes. Cut them into small pieces. Mix Curd, Milk, Ganga water, sugar, Honey, Puffed Kernel together in a bowl. Stir until the sugar dissolves. Now, add chopped pieces of Makhana, basil leaves, and Chironjee. Again stir it, but don’t beat it. Mystical Charanamrit is now ready.
Scientific importance of Charanamrit:
Charanamrit is not only spiritually important but also, but also scientifically important as charanamrit is usually kept in bronze & brass pot and thus has medicated properties. It increases the immunity power to fight against various infections. Apart from this it also improves the memory power.