Horse gram (Macrotyloma uniflorum) is a type of legume that is commonly used in Hindu Poojas, particularly in South India. It is considered a sacred grain and is often used as an offering to various deities, particularly Lord Shiva,In Hindu mythology, it is said that Lord Shiva once took the form of a horse and roamed the earth, consuming horse gram for sustenance. As a result, offering horse gram is believed to be a way of pleasing Lord Shiva and seeking his blessings.During Poojas, horse gram is usually soaked overnight and then boiled until it becomes soft. It is then mixed with other grains and used as an offering, along with other items like flowers, fruits, and sweets. In some traditions, horse gram is also consumed as prasadam (sanctified food) by the devotees after the Pooja

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