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My initiation isn't done yet, I wear 2 rounds of Tulsi mala can I drink Softdrinks or not like Coca-Cola, Fanta, Sprite and Limca etc after offering it to Srimati Radha Rani and Sri Krishna

Please tell me 

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  • Technically, these aren't forbidden - they aren't intoxicants like coffee, alcohol, energy drinks and don't contain grain or fermentation. 

    Obviously, they aren't good for your health, and not produced by devotees, BUT it's another kind of problem, for another level of devotees. For now, focus on four principles, 16 rounds and think about getting the initiation. And read books, of course. Really, this is already hard enough. Your mind will give you a lot of troubles if you restrict it too much. If drinking these things helps keep it calmer and continue your practices, then do so. Later you'll get the taste of better things, so you'll be able to change the focus naturally.

  • E-Counselor

    Hare Krsna Prabhuji,


    Not advisable. If at all you have to drink, in emergency, try that it is not a dark drink like coca cola or Thums Up. Drink the lighter versions - Sprite, 7 Up, Fanta etc.


    Your servant,

    Radha Rasamayi DD

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  • Sevak

    Hare Krsna 

    It would be best for you to ask this to the devotees who are guiding you in practice of Krsna consciousness. 

    Hare Krsna

  • Hare Krishna


    Traditionally, food and beverages are prepared and/or cooked at home before being offered. 

    You can ask at the ISKCON center or the other members of this forum if soft drinks are acceptable for an offering.


    Hare Krishna



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