How Do You Prepare Krishna Consciousness Meals?
Prasadam, “the mercy of Lord Krishna,” is spiritualized food, prepared for and offered to Krishna as an important part of Bhakti Yoga. Krishna devotees believe that prasadam takes on delicious fragrances and flavors. Bhakti Yoga, unlike other forms of Yoga, engages, rather than denies the senses. Prasadam is as if the nectar from Krishna’s lips kisses the food, bestowing it with transcendental qualities. Engage your senses. Eat Prasadam as an important part of Bhakti Yoga practice, releasing you from karma. Shop for appropriate foods to offer to Krishna. Purchase only pure vegetarian food. Offer Krishna dairy products, vegetables, fruits, nuts, and grains. Caffeine, alcohol, onions, garlic and all meats, fish and eggs are unacceptable. Prepare your own meals. Food that has been prepared by non-devotees is not acceptable. As one who lovingly offer her efforts to Krishna, your devotion plays a spiritual role in the preparation. Work in a clean kitchen. Only what is pure and what has been