Sacred food of Lord Venkateswara book in English by penguin
V Ramana Dikshitulu.
This book is all about Prasadams offered to Lord the ingredients to be used to prepare prasadams,This book gives an inside view of the ancient rituals of offering food to Lord Venkateshwara, which even today are practised according to the procedures prescribed by the Agama Shastra.
The book covers all the food offerings made to the God from morning till evening, such as the major offerings of Bala Bhogam (in the morning), Raja Bhogam (during the day) and Shyana Bhogam (in the evening); offerings made on festivals and special days; offerings to other Gods in the temple; offerings made at the time of natural disasters and so on.
The book gives information on foods offered to lord in different savas;
Major foods, Bala bhogam,Raja bhogam, Sayana bhogam naivedyam etc,
various flowers and fruits are offered during each season as per vedas;
My personal experience with lord darshan and prasadams ;
Iam a great devotee of Lord Venkateshwara;
From my Child hood i had Darshan of lord Venkateswara many times including journey by boot with friends; After the dharma Darshan in long que priests use to offer Rice prasadam Daddojanam rich in Ghee and spices and Cashew Nuts , Small laddu was offered as free;
My brother very influencial use to bring home Special Kalyanam laddus, Jilebi,Vada, and may other rice prasadams like Pulihora i still remember sacred taste.
please share this and also share your experiences of lord venkanna Darshan;