Balyabhoga, Bālyabhoga, Balya-bhoga: 1 definition


Balyabhoga means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

In Hinduism

Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

Source: Pure Bhakti: Arcana-dipika - 3rd Edition

Bālyabhoga (बाल्यभोग) or simply Bālya refers to “early morning offering”, according to the Arcana-dīpikā (manual on deity worship).—The procedure for offering foodstuffs (bhoga) is the same throughout the day. Bālyabhoga refers to early morning offering of foodstuffs to the Lord, generally sweets or mākhana (churned cream) and miśri (sugar).

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Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).

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