Canto 7: The Science of GodChapter 15: Instructions for Civilized Human Beings

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.15.5

deśe kāle ca samprāpte

muny-annaḿ hari-daivatam

śraddhayā vidhivat pātre

nyastaḿ kāmadhug akṣayam


deśein a proper place, namely a holy place of pilgrimage; kāle — at an auspicious time; ca — also; samprāpte — when available; muni-annam — foodstuffs prepared with ghee and suitable to be eaten by great saintly persons; hari-daivatam — unto the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Hari; śraddhayā — with love and affection; vidhi-vat — according to the directions of the spiritual master and the śāstras; pātre — unto the suitable person; nyastam — if it is so offered; kāmadhuk — becomes a source of prosperity; akṣayam — everlasting.


When one gets the opportunity of a suitable auspicious time and place, one should, with love, offer food prepared with ghee to the Deity of the Supreme Personality of Godhead and then offer the prasāda to a suitable person — a Vaiṣṇava or brāhmaṇa. This will be the cause of everlasting prosperity.

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