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by Deepa Natarajan , Deccan Herald

Posted July 1, 2008

National award-winning actress Tara and fashion designer Prasad Bidapa inaugurated ISKCON's exclusive Krishna Prasadam Temple-outlet in Jayanagar.

A massive cake in hues of pink and orange reading 'The Higher Taste' welcomed the visitors as ISKCON Bangalore opened its first outlet in Jayanagar on Friday. National award-winning actress Tara and fashion designer Prasad Bidapa inaugurated this exclusive Krishna Prasadam Temple-outlet. The event was also graced by social worker and chairperson of Infosys Foundation Sudha Murthy. The outlet has a range of sweets, cakes, savouries and organic spices and condiments developed by the ISKCON food lab. All these contain no eggs, onion and garlic.

Actress Tara who referred to the outlet as Krishna's Mithai Mane said, "I have been associated with ISKCON much before I stepped into the film industry.''

One glance at the array of sweets and savouries gave Prasad Bidapa a new idea. "The Indian sweets are so beautiful and colourful. They have inspired me to come out with a clothing line based on them." He added jokingly, "Some of the desserts are sugar-free and highly suitable for mortals like us."

Sudha Murthy, who has had a long association with ISKCON due to the mid-day meal scheme was seen chatting light- heartedly with Tara, Bidapa and ISKCON's vice-president Chanchalapathy Das. "I am very happy to see a wide variety of vegetarian food here. They even have a range of organic food items like chilli powder, jaggery and black pepper. So I will be coming here to shop very often," she smiled. Added Das, "We wanted Krishna's prasadam to be available in South Bangalore."

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