Karni Mata Temple, Bikaner: Karni Mata is worshiped as the incarnation of the goddess Durga by her followers. A strange aspect of Karni Mata temple temple is the crowd of brown rats which wander all over the temple in huge numbers. Even though they give the impression of rats, these creatures are not rats as such. They are called “Kabas”. The offerings such as sweets, milk, cereals, water, coconuts and fruits are initially offered only to the sacred ‘Kabas’. Later on, they are dispersed to the devotees who take them as a blessed Prasad.

Kamakhya Mandir, Guwahati, Assam: Each year during Ambubachi, which falls on the seventh day of the month of Aahar according to the Assamese customs, is a three-day festival fair hosted at the temple. During the fair, the temple is closed to public and on the 4th day, scores of devotees flock to the temple to receive a piece of cloth which is moist as it is dipped in the menstrual fluid of Goddess Kamakhya.

Aleepi Balasubramania temple, Kerala: While devotees offer flowers, sandal paste and fruits to invoke divine blessing, the 'Thekkan Palani' Balasubramania temple differs as chocolate bars are offered in the sanctum sanctorum. Chocolate bars of a leading brand are made as offering by devotees and they get them back as 'prasdam' after poojas. No wonder, the presiding deity of the shrine located at Subrahmanyapuram on the outskirts of the the town is known locally as "Munch Murugan."

Mahadeva Temple, Mazhuvanchery, Thrissur:The prasad offered at Mahadeva Temple in Mazhuvanchery, Thrissur includes informative brochures, text books, DVDs, CDs and writing material. This is so because according to the temple trust, imparting knowledge is best among all other types of prasad.

Khabees Baba Temple, Sitapur, UP: This temple doesn’t have any deity or any priests. Devotees offer liquor or a pair of slipper-shaped structure on a raised platform is offered in honor of the saint who lived here 150 years ago. Devotees get some portion of the alcohol collected as prasad.

Chinese Kali Mandir, Kolkata: There is nothing different about the Kali idol. But one look at the ‘bhog’ - noodles, chopsuey, rice-and-vegetables dishes - and you realize this isn’t just any Kali temple.In the heart of Kolkata’s Tangra area—India’s own Chinatown—stands this unique symbol of cross-cultural assimilation.

Jagannath Temple, Puri, Orissa: Mahaprasad offered in the temple is the term applied to the 56 food items offered to Lord Jagannath in the holy Temple of Puri. The items offered include cooked rice, dal, vegetable curry, sweet-dishes, cakes etc. Dry confectionaries are prepared of sugar, gur, wheat flour, ghee, milk and cheese etc.

Dhandayuthapani Swami Temple, Palani: Devotees here are offered a sweet made of five fruits, jaggery or gud, sugar candy as prasad. The preparation is a type of a jam and is known as Panchamritham. Such is its popularity that now it is manufactured in bulk at an automated plant in the foothills along with the temple.

Sree Krishna Temple, Amablapuzha:The Sree Krishna Temple located in Amablapuzha near Thiruvananthapuram disributes prasad to devotees in a very unique manner. The prasad offered here is payasam made with milk, sugar and rice. While this is a common sweet dish, the prasad is unique because of its flavor and also, because traditional cooks prepare this recipe which was handed down to them from earlier generations.