Hyderabad, The administration of ‘Bathini Bros’ Fish Prasadam’ will start on Mrigasira Karthi Day on June 8 this year from 9 am and will continue until June 9 morning 9 a.m. The fish will be administered at the Exhibition grounds at Nampally. The Bathini family, has been administering live fish every year to asthma patients since over 175 years i.e. 1845. They have been providing free service for last four generations.
Addressing the media here today, Bathini Harinath Goud said the “fish prasadam” is given on the day of Mrigasira Karte, which marks the onset of monsoon according to Hindu calendar. On that day, the Bathini brothers put herbal paste into mouth of a live sardine fish measuring 2 to 3 inches and then pushed into patient’s throat. “For vegetarians, we prepare separate medicine with jaggery. However, vegetarians need to take the prasadam for a longer period,” Harinath Goud said. This prasadam is administered thrice, in a period of 45 days and the patients are supposed to follow a strict diet prescribed by the Bathini brothers.
All the portions of the medicine, given at the venue after the administration of fish medicine, should be taken on days of Arudra (June 22), Punarvasu (July 6) and Pushyami (July 20). “However, one must strictly avoid 24 items that we suggest and adhere to the diet prescribed by us, otherwise the fish prasadam will not give desired results,” Harinath added.
“We have requested the Hyderabad District Collector and relevant Heads of departments to provide necessary arrangements for administering and distributing the Fish Prasadam at Nampally Exhibition Grounds, from June 8 to 9.
Yesterday, Fisheries Minister Talasani Srinivas Yadav held a review meeting with all the concerned departments’ Heads and ordered to provide all the necessary amenities and required fish in lakhs. He also thanked Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao and ministers Nayini Narsimha Reddy and Talasani Srinivas Yadav. He further said a number of social service organizations are extending support for smooth conduct of distribution of the ‘Bathini Fish Prasadam’, including help and convenience for the visiting patients providing food, water and so on, he added.