Ancient Hindu Literature emphasizes "as the food, so the mind; as the mind so the thought; as the thought so the act;". According to Hindu traditions food is an aspect of Brahma, (annam parabrahma swaroopam). Partaking of food is an essential aspect of Hindu dharma. The Anna Mandir at the Nithyananda Vedic Temple offfers food to the deities everyday in the original Nithyananda Guru sampraday.
Naivedhyams, the traditional Vedic practice of offering food to the deities is done everyday in the morning and evening. Volunteers prepare or sponsor Saatvic food everyday to offer to the deities and maha prasad is later shared amongst the devotees. During festivals or days of religious significance, the Anna Mandir prepare/sponsor a rich spread of offerings sometimes consisting of up to 108 items to be offered to the deities. By sponsoring food to deities and devotees an individual lives up to one of the highest ideals of Vedic dharma.
The offerings are purely Saatvic in nature, which means food does not contain onions, garlic, green chillis, etc., and the juices, fruits, and milk offered are 100% organic in nature. Saatvic is defined as the quality pf purity and goodness. Saatvic food helps in healing and establishes harmony between mind and body. It is easy to digest, cooling in nature and favorable for spiritual growth. Food has a great impact on mind and mind is matter! Saatvic food does not only help attain a healthy body but also a blissful mind. The Anna Mandir at the temple incorporates the essence of blissful nature in everything including the food that is offered. Volunteers also share cooking recipies for Saatvic food at the temple.
Be a part of the Anna Mandir at the Nithyananda Vedic Temple and offer food to deities
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