chandra thiagarajan


*prasadam - Poem by chandra thiagarajan

Prasadam is specifically prepared for God
Food that is first offered
To God is considered sacred
Prasadam means the Mercy of the Lord.

Prasadam is karma – free food
Since it is sanctified by God
It is offered to satisfy our Lord
Remembering that He supplies all good.

When we prepare and offer food
Specifically for our Lord God
Partaking of the food by the God
Happens and leaves the remnant food.

On preparing and eating
Prasadam, we thank Him for every thing
He has done for us—with praying
That we will ever remember Him singing.

Prasadam is in nature auspicious
Hence is distributed to devotees
The sanctified food agrees
And the partaking people it pleases.


Poet's Notes about The Poem

* Offering to GOD

Comments about *prasadam by chandra thiagarajan

  • Gold Star - 27,708 Points Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (2/11/2015 1:11:00 AM)

    Devotion and surrender to god, offerings to god and accepting prasadam the remnants food from temples is an Indian way of life and it is created into a nice poem. The best of things we acquire is supposed to be offered to god for which the divine blessings are showered on us and helps to continue the journey of life till the wishes of destiny I think. Good writing. (Report) Reply

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  • Freshman - 737 Points Shahzia Batool (9/4/2013 10:42:00 AM)

    a very different poem about a unique topic...anything esp. the food that is on God's name becomes holy and is taken as a blessing! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,726 Points Dinesh Nair (9/3/2013 8:38:00 AM)

    Prasadam later eaten by the devotees themselves perhaps tells about how 'God`s wish' begins to take wings and once He appears as food before the hungry millions His wishes get fulfilled for ever and the humanity is blessed for ever! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 21,188 Points Valsa George (9/2/2013 10:54:00 AM)

    Prasadam, I believe is an external manifestation of sharing in God's bounty! Naturally when we partake of it, we experience fullness! An enlightening write! ! (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,286 Points Kavya . (9/2/2013 4:01:00 AM)

    a gud write Mam emphasising the importance and sanctity of Prasadam (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 6,699 Points Tirupathi Chandrupatla (9/1/2013 4:10:00 PM)

    The importance of Prasadam is nicely described in the poem. Eating prasadam is sharing food with Him. Thank you. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 8,190 Points Geetha Jayakumar (8/31/2013 11:04:00 AM)

    Beautiful way Prasadam is presented....Loved reading it..Gives a feeling as if am in temple...Loved reading it. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,277 Points Tiku . (8/31/2013 10:48:00 AM)

    very nice.reading again. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, August 31, 2013

Poem Edited: Tuesday, September 3, 2013


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