Hare Krishna Fridays Food

We serve veggie and vegan Krishna prasadam (spiritual food) every friday. Thinking of helping and bringing food to Hare Krishna Fridays? Here’s some useful and important information:

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“Preparing and offering food to the Lord shows Him our devotion and gratitude. Krishna doesn’t need to eat, of course, but He accepts the love with which we offer food to Him.

As far as possible, use fresh, natural ingredients for cooking. Krishna accepts only vegetarian food (with no onions, garlic & mushrooms) and packaged, store-bought products may contain meat, fish, or eggs . So read labels carefully.

Cleanliness is important in cooking for Krishna. Wash your hands before you begin. And don’t taste the food while cooking; the meal is for Krishna’s pleasure, so He should taste it first.

It’s best to have a new set of dinnerware used only for Krishna’s offerings and not used by anyone else.

Place the plate in front of a picture of Krishna and ask Him to accept the offering. Then, in a mood of assisting the pure devotees, offer the preparations to Krishna while reciting the Hare Krishna Mahamantra three times.

Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare

Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare

Leave the plate there for a few minutes, just as you would if a loved one was eating.

Remove the plate, transfer the food to a serving plate, and wash Krishna’s dinnerware. The food is now prasadam, or “mercy” from Krishna.” (Source: Krishna.com)

There are more elaborate prayers to recite whilst offering your food and can be found HERE

Always ask the devotees if you are unsure.

Many thanks & Hare Krishna, Happy Eating!

your servants

ISKCON BRIGHTON

3 thoughts on “Hare Krishna Fridays Food

  1. Pingback: Wanting to cook for our Hare Krishna Fridays? | Hare Krishna Brighton & Hove!

  2. Hare Krsna Locan Das Prabhu,thank you for your instruction on offering prasadam,i have been involved with the Devotees since 1972 and had the great privilage of meeting HDG Srila Prabhupada in Edinburgh,and went on Japa walk behind him…I have had many wonderful years in association and on 10th of may i was initiated by HH Janananda Goswami Maharaj in my house,19 guests were there,my name given kindly by his Grace is Madri Devi Dasi Mataji…I am very elderly and grateful for any advice that my old memory has forgotten…I have been in Brighton once about 7 years ago but could not find the temple..I am not able to travel far nowadays and Brighton is on the far side,i am still in Edinburgh..I am going to try and make the short-ish journey to 8hr Kirtan in Newcastle where i was taught the basics of the Mridanga and have visited there many years ago 13 to be exact..Once again thank you–i used to watch a lot of your programs online i know many of you by name,you have very sweet Kirtans..Haribol All Glories to HDG Srila Prabhupada Ki Jai…Mataji Madri Devi Dasi.

    • Hare Krishna dear Madri mataji,

      please accept my humble obeisances
      all glories to srila prabhupada
      all glories to srila gurudeva

      sorry for the very delayed response. thank you so much for getting in contact.
      In fact you may or may not know that i am in fact a Godbrother as i am initiated by HH Janananda Goswmai maharj also.
      How did you come to look us up in brighton, was it through Guru maharaj?
      I have visited Newcastle temple also and met Godbrothers there and love it very much there. Such a warm and friendly atmosphere, much like what we try to foster here in Brighton.

      So nice to hear you and if there is anything i can do for you mataji please email me: lochandasthakur@me.com

      your servant

      Lochan

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