Questions tagged [prasad]

Prasad is food prepared for Deity

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What does the priest say when offering prasad?

I understand that the prasad is offered 6 times and the priest says something each time. It sounds like: Om Apanaaya Swahaa, Om Udanaaya Swahaa, ..., ..., ..., Om Bramhane Swahaa. Can someone give ...
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Where can i find this verse chanted before honoring Mahaprasad

In Gaudiya vaisnava temples i have heard the following prayer before honoring (eating) Mahaprasada: mahā-prasāde govinde nāma-brahmaṇi vaiṣṇave svalpa-puṇyavatāḿ rājan viśvāso naiva ...
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Can Sri Vaishnava Brahmanas offer meat to Vishnu and eat it as Prasadam?

Can Sri Vaishnava Brahmanas offer meat to Vishnu and eat it as Prasadam? Is it possible for Sri Vaishnava Brahmanas to eat meat?
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Why should prasad offered to a shivling not be consumed?

I have heard from a few sources that the Prasad offered to Shivling should not be consumed by us. On searching stackexchange I found this post "Can devotees drink Abhishekam water" which talks about ...
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Sanskrit Names of Naivedyams [closed]

I was searching for Sanskrit names of various naivedyams offered in our rituals (in all regions and traditions) like pulihora, chakra pongali, and various fruits and juices etc. Is there any book that ...
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What to chant before taking and consuming prasad?

What to chant before taking and consuming prasad from anyone for any god ... is there a common mantra or thank you shloka ?
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What if by mistake prasad is discarded by someone?

Wanted to know what if by mistake prasad is discarded by someone who is not aware of it ? What to do in that case?
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Why do we people offer Prasad?

In Hinduism why do we people offer prasad after every sacred ceremony? Is it related to some ancient belief and has some logical benefits?
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If Krishna's favorite food was butter, why do temples offer sugar as prasadam?

I casually asked someone at a temple and they just smiled and said this is how it is. I almost wanted to ask "what will you offer if Krishna were to visit" but restrained myself.
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Tirupathi Laddu Prasadam

Why laddus are offered as prasadam to Lord Vishnu(i.e Lord Venkateswara) in Tirumala? Is there any reason or story behind this tradition.
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Why we do not keep Tulsi on Prasada offered to lord Ganpati?

Generally we keep leaves of Tulsi over Prasāda( SACRAMENT) we offer to Gods. But recently in Ganesh Festival our priest while doing pooja told us that "Tulsi is not offered to Lord ganesha, it is ...
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What is the significance of the right hand?

It is said that you should take prasadam with your right hand only. If you take it with your left hand, it is considered bad. Is there any reasoning for the significance of right hand in the Hindu ...