What is a nivedhyam and what is its significance?
A nivedhyam is an offering made to the deities. Even though the idols of the deities are made of stone, five metals or any other material, they are not mere inert objects, but are considered active matter imbibed with energies that can connect and resonate with human life forms. They have manifested in various forms on Earth, thus making themselves available to influence and elevate the lives of those who are willing to connect with them. While offering delicacies like sweets and fruits is a good way of expressing our gratitude to the divine forms, there is a much higher and practical intelligence involved in this form of worship. Of the six tastes, only sweet is considered generally satvic. Satva is a pure, light, clear, calming and harmonizing energy that opens the mind and promotes wakefulness. Fruits themselves are natural sweets, which are pleasant in taste and are nourishing for the body. Similarly, brown rice, nuts and seeds, milk, honey, tender coconut, raw sugar and jaggery are also satvic foods, and when consumed in balance provide better power of perception, as they nourish both the brain and the heart. Thus, these offerings come from the practical logic to encourage the use and consumption of satvic foods as a healthy body-and-mind-building mechanism. Such foods allow the mind to stay clear and focused. It can be easily observed that behind all the practices that are performed as remedies, like nivedhyam, there is a clear understanding of the mechanics of body-mind consciousness and their relatedness. Understanding this underlying principle helps to appreciate and approach the remedies with better focus and reverence.
What is the importance of the Tender Coconut and Fruits Nivedhyam?
This is an important offering made to Garuda, the powerful mount of Lord Vishnu, the God of sustenance, at his power spot.
What is a Powerspot?
A Powerspot can be termed as the energy center or energy vortex. This is the exact place or location where the divine energy of a particular deity is said to remain concentrated. The Powerspot will normally be in a temple or a place of worship, where the power of a particular archetype operates with maximum potency. Hence, any ritualistic worship done to any God or Goddess in his or her power spot will get for the devotees maximum blessings and immense benefits.
What are the benefits of offering tender coconut and fruits as nivedhyam?
Offering tender coconut and fruits to Lord Garuda is mainly for fulfillment of honest desires. This apart, the Tender Coconut and Fruits Nivedhyam can provide relief for those suffering from diseases that cause reduction or loss of bodily fluids and lack of energy. This worship is also a special remedy for mental conditions that result in frequent delusions, fear, apathy and sorrow.