Chicken, Mutton Served As Prasad In Madurai


The Muniyandi Swami Temple in Vadakkampatti, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, serves the non-vegetarian dish after the Muniyandi festival which is observed every Friday and Saturday of the third week of January.

According to a devotee,  around 1,000 kilograms of rice, 250 goats and 300 chickens are used to make the biryani and the funds are raised from public donations.

The Muniyandi festival is celebrated as the local people worship Muniyandi, one of the names of Muneeswarar, considered an incarnation of Lord Shiva.