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Eating During an Eclipse?

Postby backtohome » Sat Jan 23, 2010 10:13 am

Question: Eating During an Eclipse?

It is said that during a lunar or solar eclipse, one should not eat or drink anything and should only chant God's names. Nothing else is permissible. Then how come our ISKCON devotees consumed food or prasadam during the new year lunar eclipse night?


Answer: Krishna Prasadam Can Be Taken Any Time

Such rules are good for materialists to induce them to reduce their sense gratification and chant the names of God. But according to the authoritative statement of the Padma Purana such rules do not apply to those engaged in taking Krishna prasadam.

na deśa-niyamas tatra
na kāla-niyamas tathā
prāptam annaṁ drutaṁ śiṣṭair
bhoktavyaṁ harir abravīt

"The prasādam of Lord Kṛṣṇa is to be eaten by gentlemen as soon as it is received. There should be no hesitation. There are no regulative principles concerning time and place. This is the order of the Supreme Personality of Godhead."

Sankarshan Das Adhikari
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