The Old with a slightly New Turn

Srimad Bhagavatam 11.27.33-34 - The Old with a slightly New Turn (download mp3)
by Gopinath Chandra Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty

SB 11.27.33
pādyam ācamanīyaṁ ca
gandhaṁ sumanaso ’kṣatān
dadyān me śraddhayārcakaḥ

The worshiper should faithfully present Me with water for washing My feet and mouth, fragrant oils, flowers and unbroken grains, along with incense, lamps and other offerings.

SB 11.27.34
saṁyāva-dadhi-sūpāṁś ca
naivedyaṁ sati kalpayet

Within his means, the devotee should arrange to offer Me sugar candy, sweet rice, ghee, śaṣkulī [rice-flour cakes], āpūpa [various sweet cakes], modaka [steamed rice-flour dumplings filled with sweet coconut and sugar], saṁyāva [wheat cakes made with ghee and milk and covered with sugar and spices], yogurt, vegetable soups and other palatable foods.

One can acquire detailed information of proper and improper foods to offer in Deity worship by consulting Śrī Hari-bhakti-vilāsa, eighth vilāsa, verses 152-164.

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