THE IMPORTANCE OF ANNADANAM
GAJATURAGA SAHASRAM GOKULAM BHOORIDAANAM /
KANAKARAJITHA PAATRAM MEDINEE SAAGARAANTHAM /
UBHAYAKULA PAVITRAM KOTI KANYAA PRADAANAM /
NABHAVATHU SAMATULYAM ANNADAANAM SAMAANAM /
ANNADANAM is a sacred activity. In Hinduism, there is no better puja and ritual than feeding hungry living beings.
ANNADANAM is MAHADANAM i.e. the greatest donation in Hindu religion and is an essential part of Sanatana Dharma tradition. There are numerous stories in Hindu scriptures that extol the glory of Annadanam - prominent being Goddess Parvati appearing as Goddess Annapurnaeshwari and feeding Shiva.
ANNAM PARA BRAHMA SWARUPAM - Food supports the body to attain Dharma, Artha, Kama and Moksha. Donors of Annadanam are considered as donors of Pranadanam. The person, who participates in this sacred Annadanam, will be blessed by Gods. It is said that glory, strength and fame will be acquired in Trilokas by Annadanam. The donor of Annadanam will get first entry in the heaven.
Annadanam is performed for redemption of sins, to attain piety and to get speedy recovery from illness. The glory of family, popularity of institution, holiness of a temple increases with each Annadanam.
Annadanam can be performed on any auspicious occasions such as festivals, weekly abhishekhams, in memory of your beloved ones or in celebration of your beloved ones.
Please avail the opportunity to perform Annadanam at your Sri Satyanarayana Swami Temple.
Details of Annadanam:
- During a regular days (Lagu Prasadam) - $151 (May have multiple sponsorships)
- During special occasions
- More than 500 people - $1116 (One or two grand sponsor)
- Below 500 people - $501 (One or two grand sponsor)
Please register with front desk or calling the temple at 408-971-PUJA or 408-340-1744
DEITY ABHARNAM DONATIONS
- Makara Thoranams
- Panchapatra (Tumbler) Udharini (Spoon)
- Harivenam (Plate) – one set each for each deity