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Re: Prasadam

From: VIJAY THUPHAL NAGARAJA IYENGAR (vijay.iyengar_at_wipro.com)
Date: Tue Jan 15 2002 - 21:30:13 PST

Srimathe Ramanujaya Namaha
Srimathe Nigamantha Mahadeshikaya Namaha

It is Described in Puranas and Agamic(Temple Rules) Texts like this.

Avahanam Thatha Snanam Alankaranthu Bhojanam
Yathraasanam cha Shayanam Shatvidha devathaarchanaha

Like anyone God has 6 works
Avahanam (Waking or Propitiating)
Snanam (Bathing)
Alankaram (Dressing)
Bhojanam (Food)
Yathra (Outing)
Shayanam (Sleeping)

Vijay T N


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Subject: Re: Prasadam


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> Srimathe Ramanujaya Nama:
>
> Sri.Greg
>
> Offering of Food to Lord is called "bhogyasana' and one of the important
> steps in Bhagavat Aradhana.
> It is the opinion of Sri Vaishnava elders that any food that is eaten
> without offering to Lord is considered stealing His
> things and considered as one of 'Bhagavat Apacharams' (Sin towards Lord)
>
> Further, a  Sri Vaishnava is expected to eat the Prasadam (After Offering
> food to Lord, It should be called  Prasadam) only after
> he completes 'Athiti Satkaram' ie, Hospitality towards any visitors or Co
> Sri Vaishnava.
>
> Thanks
>
> Regards
>
> KM Narayanan
>
>
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