Can you eat the food after an offering?
You basically give it back to the Earth after you are finished with having offered food/drink to your deities. Alternatively you may also eat it as it is depleted of all vibrational/energetical residue that can be used by the Higher mindsets of the deities.
What do you do with altar food?
Do not leave old food on an altar. Do not let food spoil on the altar. You dispose of the food by either throwing it away or putting it in your compost. Just throw it away, either before you go to bed or the next morning.
Why do Hindus give God food?
prasada, (Sanskrit: “favour” or “grace”) in Hinduism, food and water offered to a deity during worship (puja). It is believed that the deity partakes of and then returns the offering, thereby consecrating it. The offering is then distributed and eaten by the worshippers.
Can you eat food offered to Buddha?
Outside of this, whatever else is being offered, the monk is allowed to take, and eat with the exception of what the Buddha has said is not allowed types of meat.
What happens to food offered at shrines?
Food offered at the temple is used by the priest’s family. Food offered at the grave site, crow or birds or wild animals eat. It depends. Some temples may eat the food later, throw away the food or donate the food to the poor or those in need.
Why do Buddhists leave food?
Those who remain present the deceased with food to show them – as they linger on Earth in consciousness – that they are loved in death as they were loved in life. “It’s their last meal, so to speak.” Food is also offered to Buddha at funerals as an act of generosity.
How do I keep Naivedya for God?
A common practice is to mix the offered naivedyam back into the remaining food before partaking it. Naivedyam means food offered to a Hindu deity as part of a worship ritual, before eating it. As such, tasting during preparation or eating the food before offering it to God is strictly forbidden.
What happens to food offerings Japan?
It depends. Some temples may eat the food later, throw away the food or donate the food to the poor or those in need. Japan doesn’t generally waste food and is very environmentally conscious. Animals and birds are likely the ones which finish the offering in graveyards, on behalf of the honored ancestors.
What are offerings made to Hindu gods called?
Puja. Pūjā or alternative transliteration Pooja (Sanskrit: reverence, honour, adoration, or worship) is a religious ritual performed by Hindus as an offering to various deities, distinguished persons, or special guests.
Do Hindu gods eat?
In the Vedas, milk is given a lot of importance. Ghee, a milk product, is offered during yagnas to Agni, said to be the hunger of the gods. Panchamruta contains five milk products – milk, both raw and boiled, ghee, butter and yoghurt. Go-ras, cow urine, honey and jaggery are all mixed in and offered to the gods.