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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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Pinkney, Andrea Marion, “Prasāda”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism Online, Edited by: Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 23 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2018

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