Bhiksha

"Bhiksha" is food obtained by asking for alms. Bhiksha signifies a Hindu tradition of begging for alms with the purpose of self-effacement or ego-conquering.

Usually, bhiksha is the meal served to a "sadhu" or monk when that person visits a devout Hindu household. Occasionally, bhiksha has also referred to donations of gold, cattle, and even land, given to Brahmins in exchange for Karmkand. [cite web|url=http://www.experiencefestival.com/a/bhiksha/id/179314|title=Indian Hindu Dictionary Online|access monthday= May 7|accessyear=2004]

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