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In nearly all regional Hindu religious contexts, prasāda commonly refers to materials that have been “tasted” by the gods and returned to devotees for consumption. First, these items are typically vegetarian comestibles well suited for the…

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Andrea Marion Pinkney, “Prasāda”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Edited by: Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 24 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2012

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