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Hinduism - What Is A Naivedya?

 


 ("to be made public") The thirteenth of sixteen customary upacharas ("offerings") made as part of devotion to a god.

A human might present food to treat the god as an honored guest.

The consecrated food conveying the deity's blessing is often returned to the believers as prasad.

Offerings may be made in a variety of ways, but the overarching goal of all upacharas is to demonstrate one's devotion for the god and to meet the deity's needs.


~Kiran Atma


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