prasada

prasada
In Hinduism, consecrated food offered to the deity and then distributed to worshipers, who consume it as a sign of the god's favour.

Prasada is used both in temple ceremonies, where it may be offered to a god such as Krishna and then distributed by the priests, and at household shrines, where it is offered to the god and then handed out to household members. See also puja.

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Sanskrit“favour, 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. The efficacy of the prasada comes from its having been touched by the deity. Food left by a guru (spiritual leader) is considered prasada by his followers, as the guru is a living god. All food, if silently offered to God with the proper prayers before eating, becomes consecrated and is thus considered prasada.

      In Sikhism, the distribution of karahprasad, a sweet dish of wheat flour, sugar, and clarified butter, is customarily part of a worship service or of any special ceremony, such as an initiation, a wedding, or a funeral. Communal eating reinforces the ideals of social equality that are an integral part of Sikh belief.

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См. также в других словарях:

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  • Prasada —   [Sanskrit], das ummauerte und übertürmte Allerheiligste indische Tempel, bisweilen auch Bezeichnung für den gesamten Tempel mit Vorhalle …   Universal-Lexikon

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  • prăsadă — prăsádă s. f., pl. prăsáde Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic  PRĂSÁD//Ă prăsadăe f. reg. Fruct al prăsadului; pară. /cf. bulg. prisadă Trimis de siveco, 22.08.2004. Sursa: NODEX …   Dicționar Român

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  • prasada — En el hinduismo, alimento consagrado que se ofrece a la deidad y posteriormente se distribuye a sus cultores, quienes lo consumen como signo del favor del dios. Prasada se usa tanto en ceremonias en el templo, donde puede ser ofrecido a un dios… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Prasada — Pra|sa|da der; s, s <aus sanskr. prāsāda »Turm, Palast, Tempel«> das ummauerte u. übertürmte Allerheiligste indischer Tempel …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • prāsāda — प्रासाद …   Indonesian dictionary

  • prasada — …   Useful english dictionary

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