In Hinduism, a sacred meal (Naivedyam) is a personal offering of every individual with their chosen deity (Ishta Devata). Devotees are encouraged to personally prepare organic sattvic vegetarian food items and offered to Bhagavan Kalabhairava manifesting through The Supreme Pontiff of Hinduism, Jagatguru Mahasannidhanam, His Divine Holiness Bhagavan Nithyananda Paramashivam.
Darshan is a superconscious atomic energy exploding at that time of Darshan. Auspiciousness in health mentally and physically, completion with karma related to wealth, abundance, prosperity, healing and fulfilling relationships are natural by product in the life of one who has received Darshan of the living incarnation of Paramashiva.
At the time of Darshan, the food offered as Naivedyam becomes sacred consecrated food (Prasadam). Hindu temples around the world are known for distributing only prasadam as part of their food bank not because of moral value , but the immense healing properties in the prasadam which will do collective good to mankind of the society, city and country who is consuming the prasadam.
Therefore, Shrikailasa Uniting Nations for Nutritious Food and Hunger Free World, in collaboration with Shrikailasa Uniting Nations for Ancient Sciences invite and encourage you to be part of KAILASA’s Nithyananda Annalaya (Food Bank) by sharing the prasadam offered to Bhagavan Kalabhairava today to people in your area. On behalf of KAILASA’s Department of Human Services, we thank you in advance for your contribution. We request you to please kindly fill this form (http://tiny.cc/fooddonation) which would enable us to mark your contribution as part of KAILASA’s History.
Shastra Pramana for the Naivedyam Offered to Lord Subramanya
gānayenmantragānādyaṁ japaṁ kṛtvā nivedayet |
naivedyaṁ ca baliṁ datvā kuṇḍe śaive’nale guham || 32
āvāhya sāṅgaṁ carvantaṁ palāśasamidājyayuk |
mūlena śatapañcāśat pañcaviṁśati saṁkhyayā || 33
juhuyāttaddaśāṁśena ṣaḍaṅgāhutimācaret |
datvā pūrṇāhutiṁ paścān nityotsavaṁ athācaret || 34
– From the Utttara Kamika Agama, Guhārcana Vidhiḥ, Chapter 71
The Guru should arrange for the musical rendering of the relevant mantras and for the dance-performance. Then, having completed the incantation of mūla mantra, he should offer varieties of foods and fruits as Naivedyam. Then, having invoked the presence of Skanda along with His retinue Deities in the śiva-fire kindled in the fire-pit, he should prepare various offerings up to ‘caru’ (specially cooked rice). Then he should offer the oblations with the faggots of palāśa along with clarified butter for 100, 50 or 25 times. One-tenth of the oblations should be done with the recital of six aṅga-mantras. Having offered the consummate oblation(pūrṇāhuti), he should perform the daily-festival.
- Varieties of food we can collect from what is traditionally cooked and offered in temples.
- Fruits are mentioned here
- Caru is cooked rice which is flavoured with vegetables and spices.
Naivedhyam offered in the Palani temple
Below is the list of Naivedyams that are offered to Lord Muruga traditionally in the temple
- Pongal (Cooked Rice / Lentil)
- Kanji (Porridge)
- Nei Sadam (Ghee rice)
- Boiled Mung Beans mixed with jaggery made as urundai