Dear ones, today I would like to share you about “Pidiyari” – a practice followed in our family since the time of our ancestors. Pidiyari means a handful of rice. While we take rice to cook for family in the morning, with prayers to Annapoorna devi, the one who is cooking the rice will take a handful of rice and put it in a container daily. Once the container is full, we give it to a person who is having difficulty earning money for food.
I am explaining this to you because in this testing time of financial difficulties to many of our people, if we are blessed to have three meals a day, please save a handful of rice in a container daily and once it is full, give it to a needy person. You may give them some pulses and vegetables too according to your financial situation.
Also, please share some titbits of your food and water with birds and animals. They too are needy at this time of difficulty. Trust me, once they get their tummy full, the happiness they feel will bless us immensely. It may be a tiny piece of biscuit or a handful of rice, it can fill the tummy of many ants, a bird, a cat, etc. So, please give from what you have. Stay blessed. Take care 🙂
Jnana Vairagya Sidhyartham
Bhiksham Dehi Cha Parvati”
(This is the sloka we chant while we put pidiyari to the container and while we cook rice at home)