There's a dedicated team of people working at the Krishna.com office and warehouse to share Lord Krishna’s teachings with more than 4000 visitors a day (1.46 million per year) from 228 countries, territories and islands. Fall is when Krishna.com’s annual bills are due, property tax ($5200), insurance ($3150), email newsletter service ($2145), and a new roof after the hurricane ($6000), totaling $16,495. We need your help to keep Krishna.com alive and vibrant. Please give a donation.

In what scripture does Krishna say to offer Him milk, sugar, and grains?

Question: 
Krishna says in the Bhagavad-gita that He will accept a flower, water or a leaf. Which scripture tells us that milk, sugar, and grains are also ok?


Our Answer:
When Krishna says offer me with love and devotion a leaf, a flower, fruit, and water (Bhagavad-gita, 9.26); this includes all offerings coming from plants. Basically, grains are considered the flower and/or the fruit of that plant. Sugar is distilled from the stalk of the sugar cane plant.

There are many places in the Srimad-Bhagavatam, especially in the chapters describing Krishna's childhood pastimes, the chapter on Govardhana-puja, and the Wives of the Brahmins satisfying Krishna and his friends, which offer vivid descriptions of milk and milk products being prepared by devotees, and offered to the Lord. He loves cows, He regularly drinks milk, and eats butter and yogurt.
Srimad-Bhagavatam, 10.13.14

Also in the Chaitanya Charitamrita, Madhya-lila, Chapter 3, there are list of many preparations prepared by devotees, with various ingredients that were offered to the Lord.