A devotional offering made to a god, typically consisting of food that is later shared among devotees.
- Still, their need is great, and they are finally persuaded to accept some food packets as prasad, sanctified offerings, from a religious organization, and thus maintain their dignity.
- Special prasad is offered everyday to the deities.
- I bowed to the priest, held out my right hand and received the prasad.
From Sanskrit prasāda 'clearness, kindness, grace'.
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