Caran is the foot, Amrita the nectar – Caranamrita is the water of a foot washing, be it the feet of a statue of a deity or those of a sacred personality.

Five (panch) ingredients – tulsi, yogurt, milk, honey, clarified butter – added to the water is panchamrita. It is drunk by the devotiees.

Read a story about Caranamrita – Rukminee and Raadhaa-Parable of Charanaamrit