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Mr Rethish Nair
General Manager
Rockholm at the Light House Beach

Das Restaurant in Rockholm

Naivedya ist ein Wort aus dem Sanskrit und bedeutet Opfergabe an unsere Gottheiten oder die Natur. In der Praxis bedeutet Naivedya also, dass Speisen als Teil eines Kultrituals angeboten werden, bevor sie gegessen werden.

Die Geschichte des Naivedya-Opferns reicht bis ins Altertum zurück und ist in tiefer Hingabe und spirituellen Praktiken verwurzelt. Naivedya, was so viel wie "heilige Speise" bedeutet, ist eine Tradition, bei der den Gottheiten frisch zubereitete Speisen als Ausdruck der Dankbarkeit, der Liebe und der Hingabe an die spirituelle Gottheit dargebracht werden.

Es wird angenommen, dass diese Praxis als Ausdruck der Ehrfurcht und Hingabe an göttliche Wesen entstand. Das Darbringen von Speisen an Gottheiten wurde als eine Möglichkeit angesehen, ihre Gegenwart zu ehren und ihren Segen zu erbitten. Im Laufe der Zeit wurde dieses Ritual zu einem festen Bestandteil religiöser Zeremonien, Feste und des täglichen Gottesdienstes.

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It is usually considered to use banana leaf and Tulsi leaf while offering Naivedya because it is spiritual and scientific to offer Naivedya on banana leaf when compared to a stalk of banana leaf, its tip has greater ability to emit "Sattvik" waves like fountain, these fountain-like waves help in reducing the proportion of "Raj-tam" components in the environment around us, therefore the stalk of the leaf should be towards the deity and the tip should be towards us.

When Tulasi leaves are used in offering Naivedya to deity, it reaches the deity faster again Naivedya becomes " Sattvik" and attacks from possible negative energy reduces, the Tulsi plant has greater ability to attract Sattivikata from the atmosphere and effectively emits it towards us. It also has greater ability to attract "Krishnatattva"in the universe, therefore by offering Tulsi leaves enriched with subtle waves to the Deity, the Deity principle is easily able to absorb these waves, in this way the food offered by us easily reaches the god and also helps in pleasing the god faster. Consuming such Naivedya helps the devotees to obtain waves of "Chaitanya".

The practice of Naivedya offerings encourages mindfulness and consciousness in our relationship with food. In a time when fast food and processed meals have become prevalent, the act of preparing and consuming blessed Prasadam promotes a mindful approach to eating. It reminds individuals to be grateful for the sustenance they receive, to savour each bite, and to cultivate a deeper appreciation for the nourishment provided by nature.
Naivedya restaurant in Rockholm serves food that represents the purity and peacefulness of Ayurveda. Whether for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, each dish is elegantly prepared using natural and holistic components, with the distinct purpose of spiritually benefiting one's health and mind. Food is considered a blessing at Naivedya, besides the spectacular ocean scenery and gushing winds.