Since ancient times, food has been viewed with high regard. The Vedas proclaim “Annam Para Bramha Roopam” meaning that food is a form of divinity that nourishes us. In this regard, the offering of food was seen as the highest offering. Through Naivedya Seva, devotees have the opportunity to offer the morning, afternoon, and evening food offerings to the Lord in their name.
A variety of Vedic foods such as Pulihora (tamarind rice), Dadhojana (yogurt rice), Chakara Pongal (sweet rice), and Ksheera payasam (milk pudding) are offered to the Lord every day. After being offered to Him, the prasadam (sanctiﬁed food) is distributed amongst pilgrims who come for His darshan.
Note: Sponsorship ends before 6:30am (EST) Feb 9, 2023
Special Instructions for Sponsorship Orders
Before each homam or puja is performed, a “sankalpa” is recited. When we are included in a sankalpa, we become spiritually connected to the power of the divine ceremony and receive its full benefits immediately, just as if we were physically present.
In the section before below, please enter the name of the primary person for whom the puja is being sponsored. Please list up to four additional names and nakshatras only. It is not necessary to list all family members’ names, as they will automatically receive blessings through the primary sponsor and ‘Saha Kutumbasya’.. If you know the primary sponsor’s nakshatra (Vedic birthstar), you may enter it below or use ‘Nakshatra Unknown’. If you don’t know the gotra, it’s fine to leave this blank.
- This Special puja will take place at Sri Srinivasa Saligrama Devasthanam in India.
- Blessed and energized prasadam will be mailed to you. Due to the Covid-19 restrictions, please allow several weeks after the completion of the event for the prasadam to reach you. Thank you for your understanding.