Annadanam is an opportunity for you to exercise your privilege of being a mother to the world.
Long before history came to be recorded, people the world over have recognized the close association between food and life. The Sanskrit word annadanam literally means the offering or sharing (danam) of food (annam).
In Indian culture, the sharing of food has always been considered a sacred duty. In every community across the Indian subcontinent, no festival or ceremony is complete without annadanam, or the distribution of prasadam, the edible items offered during puja.
We offer food to our ancestors, to the devas, to sanyasis, elders, pilgrims, as well as to family, friends, visitors, and to anyone who feels hunger, including animals!
Because of this universal tradition, for millennia, yogis, saints and sages have been able to travel from one end of the country to the other spreading the spiritual sciences across the subcontinent