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SB 11.27.34

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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

Please note: The synonyms, translation and purport of this verse were composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


saṁyāva-dadhi-sūpāṁś ca
naivedyaṁ sati kalpayet


guḍa—sugar candy; pāyasa—sweet rice; sarpīṁṣi—and ghee; śaṣkulī—a kind of large, ear-shaped cake made of rice flour, sugar and sesame and fried in ghee; āpūpa—various kinds of sweet cakes; modakān—small conical steamed dumplings made of rice flour and filled with sweet coconut and sugar; saṁyāva—an oblong cake made of wheat, ghee and milk and covered with sugar and spices; dadhi—yogurt; sūpān—vegetable soups; ca—and; naivedyam—offerings of food; sati—if he has sufficient means; kalpayet—the devotee should arrange.

Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


Within his means, the devotee should arrange to offer Me sugar candy, sweet rice, ghee, śaṣkulī [rice-flour cakes], āpūpa [various sweet cakes], modaka [steamed rice-flour dumplings filled with sweet coconut and sugar], saṁyāva [wheat cakes made with ghee and milk and covered with sugar and spices], yogurt, vegetable soups and other palatable foods.


One can acquire detailed information of proper and improper foods to offer in Deity worship by consulting Śrī Hari-bhakti-vilāsa, Eighth vilāsa, verses 152-164.

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