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Ekadasi/Sivarathri Vratam - Should temples observe this vratra for Lord as well

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Srimadhan

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Why does Lord apply Vibhuthi/Sreechoornam in his forehead? - The logic I am given to understand is that the Lord is standing as an example for devotees.

Coming to Vratas - Should Lord also observe Vratas? - Apply the same logic above, he should.

I am referring to the 2 vrathams here because these are the ancient and is a a minimal for a householder I understand.

The probable answer i get is we cant starve the Lord. Then in that case, my question is Is he feeding us or Are we feeding him?
 
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Vanakkam,

In this world, all comes from God, so what can we genuinely offer to God that is from us?

I do not think God needs food. Naivedyam basically is informing/samaparpanam of the food. Anything that falls within His/Her sight is prasadam.

Eventually the prasadam will subsequently be distributed to others and bhaktars around.

I feel, God is beyond our cognitive understanding. So, I do think He or She is not bound to any rules.
 
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Sathyam Sir

The discussion point is not whether God is beyond any rules or not.

Though I am ok with both, the question here is why are we applying 2 different logic. Either you apply logic or you dont!

The question here is
a. Should God also wear vibhuthi/srichoornam etc
b. Should God also observe Vratam

Vanakkam,

In this world, all comes from God, so what can we genuinely offer to God that is from us?

I do not think God needs food. Naivedyam basically is informing/samaparpanam of the food. Anything that falls within His/Her sight is prasadam.

Eventually the prasadam will subsequently be distributed to others and bhaktars around.

I feel, God is beyond our cognitive understanding. So, I do think He or She is not bound to any rules.
 
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Vanakkam,

Srimadhan sir, I gave those answers after seeing the title of the thread that was about Ekadasi and Sivaratri fasting, so I answered on that context of vrata. Please pardon me, as I did not grasp the questions well.

a. Should God also wear vibhuthi/srichoornam etc
b. Should God also observe Vratam
I really do not know the answers to these questions and how to apply logics. Perhaps some knowledgeable members could enlighten us.
 
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