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Why is food itself called as Brahma

हे न जाणावे साधारण ।
अन्‍न ब्रह्मरूप जाण ।
जे जीवनहेतु कारण ।
विश्‍वा यया ।। - श्री भावार्थदीपिका (श्री ज्ञानेश्‍वरी ३:३३)

Saint Dnyānēshwar says, ‘Food itself is Brahmā’ The whole universe originates from, sustains on and merges into Brahma. Similarly, all living beings originate from, survive on and merge into food.

Shrīvishnu  is the Deity who controls the production, digestion and utilisation of food. In the Shrī Vishnu  Sahastranām, bhojan (food)’ and bhoktā (the one who consumes it)’ are also included in the thousand Names of Shrivishnu  as ‘भोजनाय नम:’, ‘भोक्‍ताय नम:’. That is food as well as its consumer are respected as Shrivishnu . Click here to read more.

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