AIM for Seva

Food for thought

The recent pandemic outbreak has forced many people to go back to their roots and find preventive cure in traditional herbs. There is also a renewed interest towards traditional food and native traditions.

As the New Year sets in and with Pongal and Lohri festivities round the corner, Pujya Swamiji gives us spiritual insights on food that many of take for granted on our table.

annädbhavanti bhütäni parjanyäd annasambhavaù

yajïädbhavati parjanyo yajïaù karmasamudbhavaù (Bhagavad Gita)

Living beings are born of food; food is born of rain; rain is born of yajna (punya); and yajna (punya) is born of action.

Krsna then went on to say that the food itself is born from rain. If there were no rains, there would be no food. The entire earth would be a desert, and sand would be the only food. The rain, in turn, Krsna said, is born of yajna, your daily prayers acknowledging the blessings of the devatäs.

A prayer does not produce a tangible result immediately. It produces an unseen result, which, in turn, produces the tangible result later. Without karma you can produce neither seen nor unseen results.

Propitiation of Ishvara as Sun, Bhuumi, Varuna and Indra that help us with rain which in turn gives us food is mature acknowledgement of life as Prasada from Ishvara.

DVG AIM for Seva Chatralaya for Girls

 Yelahanka, Bengaluru District, Karnataka

Inaugurated: 2023

Coordinator:  Swamini Suddhavidyananda Saraswati

Building Donor: Smt. Shobha & Sri. Eashwar Money  (Ground Floor)

Smt. Jyothi Venkatakrishna and Dr. K. N. Venkatakrishna  (First Floor)

Swami Dayananda AIM for Seva Chatralayam for Girls

Madanpalle village, Makloor taluk, Nizamabad district, Telangana

Inauguration:  2023

Coordinator:  Swami Satyatmananda Saraswati

Land Donor: Smt. Sujata Prasann Deshpande

Building Donor: Dr. Sri Vasudevan, M.D. (USA) (Ground Floor)

Dr. Sudhakar Goud Satoor and family (First Floor)


Swami Dayananda AIM for Seva Chatralayam for Girls

Padavedu Village, Tiruvannamalai District, Tamil Nadu

Inauguration: 2023

Coordinator:  Swamini Suddhavidyananda Saraswati

Land Donor: Aanandam Charitable Trust

Building Donor: Sri. P. Rama Ramalingam and Smt.Vijayaa Ramalingam, Upland, California, USA

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