Brahmaarpanam Brahma HavirMeaning: [This is 24th verse from the 4th chapter of Bhagavad Geetha]
Brahmaagnau Brahmanaa Hutam
Brahmaiva Tena Gantavyam
Brahma Karma Samaadhinaa
The act of offering is Brahman. (As we chant this prayer we are offering the different types
of food to Brahman).
The offering itself is Brahman.
The offering is done by Brahman in the sacred fire which is Brahman.
He alone attains Brahman who, in all actions, is fully absorbed in
Aham Vaishvaanaro Bhutva
Praanaapaana Samaa Yuktah
Pachaamyannam Chatur Vidham
Meaning: [This is 14th verse from the 15th chapter of Bhagavad Geetha]
This sloka is an acknowledgement and assurance to us from
I am Vaishvaanara,
different types of food - that which we chew (solid), that which we
suck ( sugercane etc.), that which we drink ( liquid), and that which we
lick ( honey, etc.).
Existing as the Fire God in the
bodies of living beings.
Associated with ingoing (prana)
and outgoing (apaana) life breaths,
I digest all the four
different types of food and purify them.
Harir Daatha Harir Bhoktha
Harir Annam Prajaapatih
Harir Vipra Shareerastu
Bhoonkte Bhojayathe Harih.
Meaning: Oh Lord Hari, You are the food, You are the
enjoyer of the food, You are the giver of food. Therefore,
I offer all that I consume at Thy Lotus Feet.