In India the general notion is to offer sweets and flowers to gods and then the same is returned in the form of Prasad. A temple in Alappuzha, Kerala is the main deity of the shrine which is located in Subrahmanyapuram on the outskirts of the town is known locally as "Munch Murugan." Not many people are aware that Murugan or Kartikeya is also known as Subramanya is the son of the lord Shiva. Murugan is worshipped as a child, hence he is offered chocolates.
The devotees follows a new practice and offers mouthwatering chocolates to gods and then gets the same lovely chocolates back as Prasad. Devotees begin their offerings by first offering flowers, sandal paste and finally offer chocolate bars.
Mind it the chocolates are from all the leading brands in the world and come in huge cartons. People and Children love to visit the temple, especially during their exams from different caste and creed and religion.