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Hinduism - What Is A Hindu Vastra Offering?

 



What Is Vastra?

Vastra means “clothing” in Sanskrit

The seventh of sixteen customary upacharas("offerings") made to a god as part of devotion, based on the principle of honoring the deity as a distinguished guest.



The god is clothed with this offering, either by symbolic presentation or literally dressing the picture.

The fundamental aim, like with other upacharas, is to demonstrate one's affection for the god and to minister to the deity's necessities.


~Kiran Atma


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