One of the services famous all over the world, both among devotees and the general public is prasadam distribution. Anyone who has tasted it, became astonished by how wonderful simple preparations may be. Many people ask: "How do you prepare it, how do you achieve such taste? I have cooked myself from the recipe found in your book, but it just wasn't the same." So the secret lies in Krishna. Food which has not been offered to Krishna, even if cooked in a most professional manner will be bereft of spiritual potency which is present in Krishna prasadam. Thus prasadam distribution shouldn't be mistakenly taken as food distribution to help the poor. The Hare Krishna movement is meant for the purification of the heart of all people, and as such "Prasadam Seva" is the easy way to achieve this goal. Following strictly the mood, instruction and mission of Srila Prabhupada, ISKCON has made one of it's aims to profusely distribute Krishna prasadam all over the world helping everyone, the rich and the poor alike, to make progress towards spiritual advancement.
The Founder-Acharya of ISKCON, His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada said: "The temple should be always filled up with Krishna-katha (discourses about Krishna from Srimad-Bhagavatam and Bhagavad-gita) and distribution of Krishna prasadam. If you eat Krishna prasadam, then gradually you become spiritualized, it has this potency. The spiritual master encourages distribution of prasadam to the public. Ours is not a dry philosophy-simply talk and go away. No. We distribute prasadam, very sumptuous prasadam. In every temple, we offer prasadam to anyone who comes."
In the past 30 years, ISKCON has distributed 36, 25, 00,000 plates of prasadam all over the world. Every second, 2 plates of prasadam are being distributed somewhere in the world.
To fulfill the order and desire of our beloved Founder-Acarya, Srila Prabhupada, ISKCON Salem has started "Prasadam Seva" program to benefit everyone with wonderful sambar, rice and sweet pongal. From it's first step in 1998 many hundreds of thousands of people have received Krishna prasadam and the distributed amount in being yearly increased. "Prasadam Seva" is a wonderful opportunity to please Krishna and everyone can participate by either distributing or supporting it by becoming a donor.
You can donate to us in the following ways • Monthly sponsorship: You can become a monthly sponsor of our "Prasadam Seva" program in Tamil Nadu, India. If you want to sponsor "Prasadam Seva" please contact us. • Weekly sponsorship: You can also sponsor prasadam for our weekly Sunday Love feast program. [All donations are exempt from taxation under section 80G of Income Tax Act 1961.] • Donating by Cheque or Money Order: If you wish to donate by cheque, please make it payable to "ISKCON Prasadam Seva". Send your donation to the following address by registered post:ISKCON Hare Krishna Land Karuppur Salem - 636012 Ph: +91 427 2001686 • Donating within India: If you live within India, you can deposit donations at any branch of ICICI Bank throughout India or make an online payment. For our account details please contact us. Here you may access to full Prasadam seva donors list.