Shruti and upanishandas have suggested the great ideology- 'Food is Bramha (God)' and it has the prime importance that all the organism on the earth originated from food, living on food and get lastly inserted in to food when they get dead. Therefore it also says that Annam Na Parichakshita whichmeans do not waste the food and do not insult it.
Similarly when Shri Gajanan Maharaj landed in Shegaon, his action of picking up the leftover food conveyed the same importance of food. Shree taught us the great lesson - 'Annam Bramheti' which means- Food is the Supreme Spirit we should follow this lesson creating the faith as food is Supreme Spirit. Following the same great philosophy Shri Gajanan Maharaj Sansthan, Shegaon has an unending provision of Mahaprasad for devotees, who visit Shree's Samadhi Mandir in great number throughout the year.
Sansthan has a very effective system of Mahaprasad distribution where 5000 devotees can have food by seating alternately at a time without any chaos during 10.00 am to 1.00 pm at free of cost every day. Even after 1 O'clock those devotees who are already in a queue for Mahaprasad, are also served food. The Mahaprasad include Poli ,Bhaji, Rise and 1 Sweat item everyday. On an average, around 25,000
to 30,000 devotees are served Mahaprasad every day at Shegaon and including other places of Shegaon Sanshtan around 45,000 devotees are served Mahaparas every day.
For the most important occasions of
Sansthan- Shri Pragat Din, Shri Ramnavami and Rishi Panchami ( Shri
Punyatithi- Samadhi Din) utsav, the devotees from different parts of the country turnout at Samadhi Mandir of Shegaon in very large numbers (around 1,50,000 to 1,75,000) and for all of them, Mahaprasad is served by Sansthan which is prepared by volunteers with true devotion & dedication In only 12 hours.
For Mahaprasad more than
50,000-quintal wheat, rice, sugar and green vegetables are used every year.
For such a great gathering of devotees on important festivals of
Sansthan, a separate and systematic arrangement of Mahapras is done by Sansthan to provide food for all devotees. For each important festival, more than 1 lakh devotees are served
Arrangement of Brakfast, Lunch and Dinner :
Shri Sansthan has the arrangement of breakfast, lunch and dinner for more than 9000 devotees everyday. Including Branches of Shri Sanshtan around 50,000 devotees are served Prasad every day.
of TEA, BREAKFAST, LUNCH AND DINNER is as per the following table: