SPONSOR RAJ BHOGA
If one offers Me with love and devotion a leaf, flower, fruit or water, I will accept it. ~Bhagavad-gita 9.26
Sri Sri Radha Vrindaban Chandra Raj Bhoga Seva
The Raja-Bhoga, ‘Royal offering’, is offered daily to the Deities at noon. It is the most complex of the 7 meals offered every day for the Deities pleasure. Prepared by twice-initiated ISKCON devotees, this offering take about 3 hours to make, and comprises of many varieties of vegetables, savories, sweets, dals, rice, breads, salads, etc.
You are invited to sponsor the daily seva, on a chosen day once or annually for a nominal donation of $351.00.
On the day of your sponsorship, we invite you to come to the temple with your family (up to 5 persons) to attend the Raja-Bhoga arati at 12:30pm and then afterwards partake of the Mahaprasad to your heart’s content. The pujari (priest) will announce the family name in prayer before beginning the offering. (For families of 5 or more, please contact the temple in advance so that appropriate arrangements can be made.)
There is this specific statement in the Padma Purana: "A person who honors the prasada and regularly eats it, not exactly in front of the Deity, along with caranamrta [the water offered to the lotus feet of the Lord, which is mixed with seeds of the tulasi tree], immediately can achieve the results of pious activities which are obtained through ten thousand performances of sacrificial rites." ~Nectar of Devotion, Chapter 9